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Review for Kol Tzedek, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was a reluctant founding member of Kol Tzedek -- I grew up in a reconstructionist minyan and I didn't want to see the West Philly chavurah become a 'synagogue' with a rabbi. I also thought the rabbi-to-be was kind of young. I could not have been more wrong. The congregation has blossomed thanks to a number of community members who've worked very hard and because in Lauren Grabelle-Hermann, we are blessed to have a tremendously talented rabbi. She's learned, smart, loving and warm and handles tricky situations with tact and grace. She's a gifted storyteller, which is a boon for the kids. And when I was in a precarious, frightening situation several years ago, she provided comfort and reassurance far beyond her years. Kol Tzedek is the best non-profit!

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

the joy and caring that members express even to strangers. I love going to Kol Tzedek. I moved to a part of Philadelphia that has several vibrant congregations, and I take a train and a trolley with my 3 1/2 year old to go to Kol Tzedek instead.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  General Member of the Public & attended services, helped lead services, brought my daughter to services.