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Review for KOL TZEDEK, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a founding member of Kol Tzedek, despite not being a resident of West Philadelphia. (I live as far east as you can in Philadelphia - I watch the sunrise over the Delaware River every morning.) I was drawn to Rabbi Lauren's knowledge and enthusiasm as well as the emergent warmth and sense of community of the kehillah. Unfortunately for me, I was one of Kol Tzedek's first test cases for organizing our Hesed committee when I required multiple operations three years ago. I was overwhelmed by the outpouring of visitors, phone calls, meals, offers for help, general compassion, etc. that came from our small community. In fact, many of the KT friendships that I've made have grown from these interactions. I can't say enough positive about our but growing community.

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

our sense of community and personal investment of our members.

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

I can't say enough positive about Rabbi Lauren.

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

Expand the ways that we meet the needs of our members, bring Rabbi Lauren on full-time, and hire an Executive Director. We are stretched so thin and rely almost exclusively on volunteer efforts.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  General Member of the Public & I am a founding member, and congregant, community member, and recently joined the Religious Life Committee.