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Review for Kol Tzedek, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I must admit I am a little biased, as a founding member of Kol Tzedek, and a longtime fixture of the board. But it is an incredible intentional community of progressives from all across the religious spectrum. Progressive in the sense that we all agree to be ourselves and to deliberate around a 21st century Judaism that meets our needs, but is informed by tradition. I had looked at other shuls before but nothing came close to what we have created in the homes, parks, and space at Calvary.

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

my own growth as a leader, a communicator, a learner and a Jew.

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

keep it like it is, but allow it to grow with outside "angel" financial support to move towards more programming and celebrations.

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

growing as a person by being part of it.

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

considerate, kind, down-to-earth, and smart-as-a-whip.

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

provide a home for Jewish seekers, thinkers and feelers in its own facility, with a ton of innovative and challenging programs - it could serve as a beacon for progressive judaism everywhere.

Ways to make it better...

we had the money for own space that we could fill with amazing programs and services.

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

the youth and high turnover in the west philly community and the relative lack of financial wealth in the young congregation to fund more program

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

it's one of the great jewish organizations in America today!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Board Member & founding member and current board member.