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Review for National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

This is an amazing organization that has preserved and help spread Yiddish books and now Jewish culture. Although I have supported this organization for at least fifteen years, I moved one town away seven years ago and collaborate with them as a Jewish communal professional.

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

its mission, enthusiasm, the Center's design.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

great

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

implement the programs it envisioned when it expanded the Center (fully paid for but new educational wing is underused due to budget). Also, it could build a small branch in NYC and/or Israel.

Ways to make it better...

they had more multi-generational events.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

location, new mission now that books have been saved

One thing I'd also say is that...

Truly remarkable organization that saved a literature from destruction.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I have been a supporter for the past fifteen years and live one town away for the past seven years. I attend events, collaborate with their staff on programming, and read their material.

Review for JOFA, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

Great organizations spreading Feminism and inclusion into the Jewish community. As a Rabbi at an all-women's college, I use their materials regularly and share them with my students.

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

Fresh thinking, great knowledge, personal stories.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Knowledgeable and enthusiastic.

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

send speakers to many smaller communities and reach female Jewish college students (a relatively untapped resource for them).

Ways to make it better...

More of their events took place outside of New York/Boston, etc.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Tilt to the right in Orthodoxy

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & Conference, read and use materials at work.