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Mitziut
November 13, 2009

I love Mitziut. I've been to more than a handful of synagogues in Chicago, and none can match the sense of community or the spiritual depth and focus over at Mitziut. Shabbats are joyful, connected get togethers where congregants share their lives. The community is welcoming, supportive and, itself, an inspiration. Also, I just love how easy it is for our many varied ways of connecting Jewishly to coexist and thrive.

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

attending Shabbat services and other events.

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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...

that prayer takes on this deeper substance. Nothing feels rote. Services feels meaningful, resonating and easygoing. And I love that we meet in a home setting or at the beach. There is something organic about the whole experience.

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

Very open, caring, and inviting.

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

Pay its clergy (I don't actually know how this aspect of things works, but I can't believe that the clergy pay is enough at this point); have a staff; perhaps build a synagogue; do even more outreach and community building.

Ways to make it better...

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

It's grassroots nature. It's both the best thing it has going for it and the biggest challenge, I'd say. It's what brings the community together so much, but it also may limit the kind of funding available for administration, etc.

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

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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 & Attended services and events.