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Michael K.

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Review for United States Institute for Theatre Technology Inc, Syracuse, NY, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am now, at age 60, on the Board of USITT and I have been a member since I was in my teens. It is an organization that has been a huge help to me as I have worked in the difficult but rewarding career of theater technology. We have as an organization enhanced the awareness of safety and safe practice in an industry that once prided itself on getting artistic choices done regardless of its effect on workers in the theater. We have provided early career and continuing education for all aspects of backstage life. We have promoted networking among professionals who often have to do their work with no colleagues in their home theater that do similar jobs.
The USITT has given me so much that it is a pleasure that I can now late in my career, make monetary donations to continue the work of the institute, but even more importantly I actively give my time to further the mission of USITT

Role:  Board Member

Review for National Yiddish Book Center, Amherst, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I am a long time member of the Book Center and have always been impressed at their ability to mobilize people & resources to save Yiddish books. I am very excited the the center is now beginning to work at preserving the culture as well as the written record of Yiddish. This is a powerful and important step for the NYBC and for Yiddish culture.

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

My visits have always been meaningful to me intellectually and spiritually. My grandparents were Yiddish cultural workers and visiting the center and finding their books is a constant reminder to me of the power of culture and the importance of preserving and adopting it to our needs today.

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

More translations, more Yiddish online, more collaborations with other Yiddish cultural organizations.

Role:  Donor & I have visited many times and have donated for years.