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KOL TZEDEK
October 28, 2009

Kol Tzedek has been an amazing positive force in my life every since I first attended High Holiday services there two years ago. The range of events and services they offer is staggering --- aside from the expected religious services, their members run a Torah school, cook and deliver meals for families with new babies, involve themselves in community organizations and interfaith efforts (like winterizing homes in West Philadelphia), and so on, all without losing the warm and welcoming community atmosphere that first drew me in two years ago. In all honesty, before attended Kol Tzedek I was feeling very disconnected from my religion and my community. But KT helped me to find the positive aspects of both, and now I'm a committed member and frequent volunteer.

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

its commitment to social justice for its local and global community.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find out what the community wanted and needed before taking any action.

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

being able to meet like-minded people and feeling like part of a vibrant community.

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

very warm and friendly and eager to meet me on my terms.

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

continue all its great work for its own religious community (buy its own Torah, pay our Rabbi full-time) and for the West Philly community (run more outreach and interfaith programs, fix up the multi-use community center it uses as a sanctuary).

Ways to make it better...

there were a few more volunteers to share the thankless job of keeping things running.

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

trying to hold onto its roots and values as the membership grows and diversifies

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

I love KT and hope that it continues to thrive!

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 helped organize religious services and coordinate related events.