This is my fist JCC Professionals conference and it’s been an amazing experience! I have really enjoyed getting to know a bunch of my collegues and it’s been great to put faces to email addresses from all these years communicating with people on the list-serve. The sessions have been inciteful too. My favorite thing so far was learning my new term ‘tempered radicals’- a phrase to describe what I’ve always referred to as “manipulative.”
It’s been great to enjoy all of the JCCA staff and other JCC professionals in a social setting as well- all the vendors have been great to meet in person- some new ideas and products to bring back to the other staff that couldn’t come. They were all so generous and had great raffle prizes- Redwood Group had the best one. They raffled off $250 to a JCC campaign. Too bad I didn’t win though.
The Israel program was really inspiring and I’ve already come up with a few new ideas to bring back to our fundraising events so that we can infuse a little Israel into our events.
Rochelle Reich | Asheville JCC