WHITEFISH BAY – The Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center sent a delegation of staff and leadership on an 11 day trip to Israel in February.
The delegation, a diverse cross-section of JCC professional staff, visited Feb. 11-22 with stops in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and the Sovev Kinnert region. The JCC delegation was partially funded through a grant from the JCC’s Merton and Dorothy Rotter Israel Endowment Fund.
“We take great care to ensure that the JCC remains a point of connection between our community and Israel,” said JCC President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Shapiro. “Investing in experiences that bring our team closer to Jewish life throughout the world is hugely important to serving our members and partners.”
With representation across all departments of the JCC – from early childhood education faculty, fitness and recreation directors, camp staff, program leaders and executive staff – the trip was designed with unique goals for the delegation.
The delegation blogged throughout the trip and shared images on the JCC’s social media channels. Visit JccMilwaukee.org or follow the JCC on Facebook and Twitter (#jccmkeisrael).
“Not only is this a tremendous opportunity for our staff family to get on the ground and experience Israel firsthand,” said JCC Chief Operating Officer Jesse Rosen, “it’s also a chance for our staff to bring Israel closer to our community. Whether in our words, our images, or in the way this trip guides our programs and services when we return – I’m confident this experience will have a significant impact on the JCC’s work.”