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Review for New Israel Fund, Washington, DC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have participated with New Israel Fund since its inception. I was in Israel just after the founding, visiting the Haifa women's shelter for abused women. They had no money to pay their rent. When I contacted NIF on my return they investigated the shelter and soon were supporters. On my most recent trip to Israel with NIF I visited many organizations working with abused women and realize how responsive they are to the needs of voiceless, disempowered groups--turning them into a place of empowerment and giving voice to the silent.

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

Seeing the growth and inclusion of new groups. As society changes in Israel, NIF changes with it, responding to the needs of new groups.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Volunteer & I try to spread the word about programs that NIF supports, and introduce others to the organization. When I visit Israel I try to visit several organizations supported NIF.
 

Review for Project Kesher, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

In 1994 Project Kesher brought together Jewish women from the former Soviet Union with Jewish women from around the world. The first agenda was to help these women strengthen their Jewish identity. Since then Jewish women in Ukraine, Russia, Moldova and Belarus have gone on to be leaders in doing community change work in their villages and cities. They work with other minorities to be strong advocates for women and have become one of the primary voices addressing domestic violence, economic justice as well as Jewish spirituality.

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

I visited some of the cities in Russia to see the results of our work and find that the women have begun to transform the societies in which they live. By cooperating with other communities they are helping to defuse anti-semitism.

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

Working and getting to know women who are dedicated to making a difference in their world, and seeing them successfully creating a difference in their communities.

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

Dedicated and efficient. When we started they were totally naive, and now they are so skilled that other organizations are turning to them to train and work with their staff and volunteers.

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

Change the world, not only in the former Soviet Union but in Israel as well.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  Professional with expertise in this field & I helped organize and train women to train others in doing community change work. They learned to organize, create and prioritize an agenda, budget and find revenue sources,.