Meet Our Volunteer - Magda

Each month starting in January, we will share a blog post about the Volunteer of the Month featured in our JCC 2017 calendar, which is dedicated to the young adults who spend their time volunteering at the JCC to help us rebuild Jewish life in Krakow. 

Where are you from?

I am from Kęty, a town located 80 km from Kraków.

Why did you decide to volunteer at the JCC?

During my first year of studies, I was interested in the history of Kraków and learned more about how the Holocaust affected the city. I  decided to read books written by survivors to learn more about what happened. One day when I was searching for a place to be a volunteer, I found the JCC. I thought it is the best place to find out more about Jewish culture.

What is your best JCC experience?

After spending a lot of hours at the JCC it's difficult to choose one thing. The JCC has given me so many different experiences that will help me with my career and I have also become good friends with other volunteers, members, and staff. The JCC also gives me an opportunity to meet people from around the world and hear their unique stories.

What is one of your favorite things about the JCC?

The people and the atmosphere! People are always nice, smiling, and helpful. I like helping during Jewish holidays because this is the best opportunity to get to know the members and learn about the celebrations and traditions.