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eliezer finkelman

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Review for Jewish Community Day School Network, New York, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

The Moot Beit Din Competition has taken place annually since Rabbi Harry Sinoff developed it in the early 1990s. I have coached a team since the second or third year of competition. Until Ravsak took ownership of the program, each year threatened to be the final, since continuity depended on a new set of people volunteering to host the next competition. We also lacked continuity in rules and procedures. Now, under the auspices of Ravsak, the competition has stability and order. Furthermore, Ravsak has recruited an increasing number of schools to this valuable competition. I could take several pages to describe the good impact of this wonderful program; the short version: it rewards students for excellence in rabbinics, it teaches students to take creative ownership of their learning, and it introduces students to their peers from around the country.

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

By taking part in the Moot Beit Din competition each year; by coaching a team of high school students, who do hours of work over months of preparation for the competition.

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

The leadership seems organized, professional, so they do their work well, They also seem deeply concerned with the success of the project, and with its impact on individual students.

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

Professional, competent, inventive, caring.

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

Dream up dozens of useful ways to support Jewish education in America.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?


Role:  Client Served & served as coach of a Moot Beit Din team for the past 7 or 8 years.