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The Hillel JUC of Pittsburgh
October 30, 2009

Where do I begin? The Hillel JUC of Pittsburgh was literally a second home to me during my college years; I probably spent more time there than at my respective dorm or apartment in any given year. I served on the Social Justice committee as its head for two years as well as the Pitt student board, participated in the weekly activties, and interned for two years with Campus SuperStar. Not only did I make so many friends and become close with the staff, but I also became very well-connected with the LAY Board and the Pittsburgh Jewish Community. The amount of dedication by the staff and community is unmeasurable and has impacted so many Pittsburgh area students. From my experiences via Hillel, I grew a lot as a person and has served well for my professional life. In fact, I felt that my experience was so meaningful, I choose to work as the International Programs Coordinator at Hillel Uruguay from August 2008-August 2009 in order to help give other students a taste of what I was given during my time at the JUC. I was so lucky to have been given numerous opportunities throughout my 4 years with the JUC. I would be crushed if students now would not be able to access those same opportunities - please help Hillel JUC continue to make those experiences.

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

every way imaginable in four years. It not only impacted my college experience, but it also has had positive impacts on my professional life.

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

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

I really can't pinpoint just one thing. That's too difficult. But I will say that all of those experiences come from the people (staff, students, and lay board) that are involved.

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

amazing and I still maintain relationships today. Although I am not longer a student, I still am very well connected and receive benefits (such as help when I was searching for a job.)

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

continue to put on and even improve the great programs and provide the same services that I was lucky

Ways to make it better...

...can't come up with anything. There were many challenging moments, but that's when I learned a lot. I wouldn't change one detail.

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

funding. Obvious, but true.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Client Served & I was a very active student during all four years of college, by serving on the board, participating in weekly activities and meetings, as well as interning for Campus SuperStar 2007 and 2008.