A family of siblings that know how it feels, or I should say smells, when you come to work on a Friday morning, when the challah is just out of the oven ready for sell, or how it feels to share your “designer” new “gourmet” charoset recipe with your coworker, or how is to be the last one to leave the JCC on erev Shabbat, or even how painful is to have to cancel a program that you spend precious time on due to low registration.
I’m not alone in this journey. I had the chance to share the ups and downs, the successes and the challenges of working at a JCC at my first JCC Professional Conference.
All workshops have been extremely helpful, but if I had to pick one so far, it would be the “What’s next. Anticipating trends and fads”. Kol HaKavod to Alan Goldberg for putting together a fun and mind blowing talk. He just said “start looking at your newspapers and magazines ads”. And that was enough to start me on a roller coaster of ideas for our JCC.
On a complete different note, who knew that we would be going out for dinner with the objective of “mingling” with our colleagues of different JCC and end up crazy dancing Greek and Arabic music with a belly dancer on top of the dinner tables! OPA!!! Chris, I now you are reading, send me the video first for approval…
Kol HaKavod again to all JCCA staff for such an incredible conference!
Shula Banchik | Calgary JCC