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DAT Minyan
October 29, 2009

While our membership to the Minyan is only at the Associate level (inferring that the Minyan is not our primary synagogue), our experience with the synagogue has been invariably positive and refreshing. Their leadership found within the local community the previously unmet need to conduct a Sabbath morning service at a time much earlier than customary due to various parenting responsibilities and personal preference. This early religious service was made available to the whole Jewish community without regard to level of membership, if any, in the Minyan, and has been a resounding success. Further, the availability of Rabbi Alter as rabbi and friend, despite his grueling working schedule as a "head of school," continues to exceed any imagination of any expectation. He remains part of our family. Overall, the warmth and welcoming manner of DAT Minyan is a "best practice" for other religious entities in our midst.

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

...their creation of a new "product," namely an early morning Sabbath religious service, which is free of "frills" and run in the most economical ways in order to save time while preserving meaningfulness.

Ways to make it better...

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

...merge it with its prime "competitor" down the street so as to avail the overall community of economies of scale.

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

...the fact that as, only an Associate member, my views and opinions are sought out and respected.

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

...the kind of staff and volunteer that I wish I were.

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

...build its own facility, so that religious services could be conducted in a facility more suited for synagogue purposes.

Ways to make it better...

...I put more of myself into it.

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

...evolving from a small, passionate organization into a more organized format, which could serve as a platform to be a springboard towards continued growth.

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

...in a community which has excessive infrastructure at the moment for too few participants, the DAT Minyan truly needs to be a surviving and central entity.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Client Served & My wife and I have attended religious services and have "supplied" our son in law to provide sermons when he visits.