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The Jewish Congregation of Maui
October 30, 2009

When planning my move to Maui, I thought it impossible that I would find a Jewish community. My brother, with whom I was talking with on the phone at the time, said simply, "mauijews.org." I suppose he was also on the internet while talking with me. I thought it's worth a shot when I get there. The Jewish community that I found on Maui was one of the most inclusive, positive, and inspirational I have ever been a part of. They are a true island of people on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. My time spent in the community and with the synagogue has been some of the happiest times in my life. Due to unfortunate circumstances, I found myself moving away from the community I love to a place full of Jews, but not full of soul. I now lament my situation on a daily basis and I eagerly plan my return to the warmest Jewish community I've had the pleasure of belonging to. My wish to others is for them to be able to feel what I felt. I can only call it a true Jewaiian experience. With times like these, Jews everywhere need a community like this and, simply, the Jewish Community of Maui needs Jews everywhere. With my hopeful return to the community, I can only aspire to provide the welcome, the aloha spirit, and the warm Jewish soul with others visiting that tight-knit community on an island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

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

Throw a life preserver to Maui's Jewish Community and her steadfast supporters. It could provide a stable platform to allow outreach to the needful Maui Jews as well as support the Jewish communities on neighboring islands.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

MY ROLE:
Former volunteer & A small community synagogue needs all the help it can get. I provided whatever duties I could offer to the synagogue.