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KAVANA
October 21, 2009

Kavana has allowed us to seek - and create! - what perhaps many Jewish families seek: meaningful Jewish experiences accessible to both adults and children in an intimate context where activities aim to meet personalized needs, not to satisfy the lowest common denominator for the greatest number of people. The grass-roots feel of the leadership, learning, and activities is irreplaceable, and the cooperative model allows us to participate, contribute sweat equity, and be valued for who we are rather than by our checkbooks alone. If every Jewish community in the US had a Kavana, American Judaism would be exponentially revitalized, active, pertinent, and hopeful.

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

innumerable ways, from new and wonderful friendships formed to a deeper spiritual life.

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

the hands-on, no-airs approach of partners and leaders alike.

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

down to earth and purposeful in their particiption.

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

build an innovative bar mitzvah program and move into a space that would more easily allow for it's multiple needs.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I organize the minyan, volunteered to help deliver/sort food for the needy, participate in activities for my son.