October 27, 2009
Kol Tzedek started as a small but dedicated group of individuals committed to Jewish rebirth in West Philadelphia, a neighborhood that has been without a synagogue for many years. It has blossomed into a vibrant community that welcomes people with a range of viewpoints on Jewish culture and practice. As a former chair of programming on Kol Tzedek's board, I've seen how a youthful exuberance and willingness to experiment has blended with interest in the Jewish past to create an organization that appeals young people and young families and serves the urban setting perfectly. It's truly gratifying to see how attendance has grown at services, educational programs, and social justice outreach.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
Seeing the Torah school grow from a small startup to a well-organized program that attracts young families from around the neighborhood.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every month
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Board Member & I helped organize cultural events (e.g. a Chanukkah party) and shape the religious school.