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Review for J'Burgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

Being a graduate student is a very different experience from undergraduate. It is much harder to locate the Jewish community in your area, and to find a way to fit in. J'Burgh fills that for Pittsburgh Jewish Graduate students. It allows them to find their niche inbetween undergraduate and working young adults. Many people meet their spouses or really develop who they are during their graduate experience, so having that Jewish connection during this time is really important.

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

the range of people that J'Burgh brings together with different studies.

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

friendly and engaging.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & Participate in the activities offered, such as movie nights, speakers, religious events.
 

Review for The Hillel JUC of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I became involved with the Hillel JUC as a freshman in college. I found it to be an environment that was warm and welcoming. The building became my second home, and the staff my second family. The weekly Friday Shabbat services and dinners were my favorite part of the week. It was a chance for a good meal and to be surrounded friends and community members. It allowed me to connect with the larger Pittsburgh Jewish community and meet mentors. Some of the specific aspects I was involved in include freshmen orientation, social justice programming, and volunteering for Hillel's annual fundraiser. Through these experiences I saw firsthand the impact of Hillel on Pitt's campus, and on the students that it touches. It is a leader of social justice events on campus, and often cosponsors events on important issues such as Darfur.

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

learning the kind of Jewish adult I want to become.

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

the people.

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

warm and approachable.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & Participated in student activities allowing me to maintain a Jewish identity during college.