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November 15, 2009

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November 15, 2009

The Jewish Congregation of Maui consistently offers a wide range of opportunities to connect to Torah, holidays, Judaism, Hebrew, culture, language, religion, community and spirituality. Rabbi Glickman and his wife and family are true gifts to the local and worldwide community. What a pleasure to know that when I visit Maui I can participate on a personal letter. The weekly e-mail is worth reading, too. SO many benefits to so many people.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

made it easy for my family and myself to connect to our roots, inspired us to get closer to Torah

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

something for people at many levels of interest and participation - non-judgmental, open, accepting and friendly

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

sponsor more community participation events, support the Rabbi and his family better, support all the projects of the organization

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

November 14, 2009

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November 14, 2009

i have been the welcome recipient of the weekly drash and sense of community offered by the Congregation for the past several years. it has been uplifting and a connection to Maui and the islands, combining my religious and love of nature into one. it has caused me to think, contribute, expand my beliefs and experiences in an attempt to bring that sense to my life here in California.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the way that i think, share ideas, and interrelate with society. it makes me think and look forward to my weekly contacts with the group.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

that it is open to all, makes all welcome, encourages the participants think and become involved, simply by example.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide even greater experiences to the whole community. it seems to struggle hard to get everything done with only volunteers,and the current budget seems to barely cover operating expenses, notwithstanding expansion of existing programs by volunteers

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

November 8, 2009

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November 8, 2009

My experience has been very positive. Rabbi Glickman is a knowledgeable and inspiring steward. The members are very welcoming, supporting, taking interest in newcomers and Maui visitors, genuinely, with open heart. Beit Shalom offers a wonderful warm foothold of Judaism on the Hawaiian soil, a Jewish "island" within the tropical paradise island, where not only locals but also visitors can keep their connection with the tradition, have a home away from home. I, personally, not only attended the Shabbat services, but also was "hooked" into participating with Israeli Dancing, Torah learning sessions, Hebrew lessons and Passover celebrations. I found it time and again, meaningfully, spiritually enriching to be able to connect with my faith during vacation time. My guess is, it is not only me, but many Jews may find less time during their busy "mainland" lives for their Judaism and spirituality. Because of Jewish Congregation of Maui, I am looking forward to my vacations not only for recharging the batteries needed in the hustle and bustle of everyday worries and commitments but also for a spiritual replenishment.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Create educational and outreach programs that would bring at least some of the thousands of currently non-involved Maui Jews into the traditional fold.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

October 31, 2009

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October 31, 2009

A gem of a jewish congregation. One of the few I have ever encountered where a traditional rabbi welcomes all comers and encourages them to worship "as their heart dictates".

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

On multiple occasions

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The warmth anbd commitment of the rabbi

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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