I graduated with a Degree in Hopitality, Recreation and Tourism Management from San Jose State University. I now work as the Hospitality and Special Projects Director at my local JCC. However, no matter what schooling I have had, nor experience at work could have matched the experience of hearing Mr. Rosen speak today. Mr. Rosen is an honest man. You can tell by the way he speaks and the truth behind his actions. While his kindness speaks volumes, it was the loyalty between Mr. Rosen and his staff that particularly gained my attention. It is something that I greatly admire and respect. When I return home, I am going to continue to make connections with the people I work with and the people that work for the building. I work closely with the maintainence and housekeeping staff at my JCC and see that they are not always treated the way they should. My goal when I return is to take that extra step to make them feel appreciated everyday, whether it is with a smile, a “Hello” or plain and simple, “Thank you.” Everyone should feel that they mean something at your JCC. Everyone should feel appreciated.
Diana Schnabel | Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center