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MarvinL

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Review for Jewish Gateways, El Cerrito, CA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Most participants were either unaffiliated (twice-a-year Jews) or non-Jews, each with their own personal story as to why they were attracted to learning and possibly becoming more involved with Jewish community. At each gathering Rabbi Bridget Wynne created a warm atmosphere. As I happen to have a fair background in Jewish studies and Jewish community, I was impressed how, in less than an hour, she could present some very sophisticated Jewish thoughts and insights so clearly and succinctly and to engage engage everyone on some personal level! Her creativity, enthusiasm and openess made for many joyful and heart-felt evenings.

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

Monthly Shabbat dinners & discussion, individual and small-group assistance in matching up individual needs and interests with the relevant synagogues and other local Jewish organizations and places of study.

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

While Rabbi Wynne holds social/cultural gatherings for individuals + families around Jewish holidays, her main goal continues to be helping individuals find meaningful Jewish groups to strengthen and support their conection with the larger Jewish world.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Client Served & I am a participant who has attended 8-10 Shabbat evening gatherings.