It is always hard to get an over all picture of what you do when you only see it from the inside. Having the ability to meet and share with people who do what you do, share similar challenges and have similar mission statements helps affirm your roll within the organization. In a time when budgets are tight and job rolls take on more responsibility it is great to feel like we are all in this together. It makes it so much easier to ask for advice when you can place a face with a name. It also makes it easier to ask questions of individuals who have similar facilities.
As someone who is not Jewish I have enjoyed learning about the religion and the culture. My job at the J is not just a job. It is so much more. I feel like a part of something so much bigger. This conference has encouraged me to make this a bigger part of the “job” for my employees.
Lacey Deal | JCC of Austin