Meet Our Volunteer - Julia

Each month we will share a blog post about the Volunteer of the Month featured in our JCC 2017 calendar which features the young adults, most of whom are not Jewish who spend their time volunteering at the JCC to help us rebuild Jewish life in Krakow.

Where are you from?

I grew up in the Silesia region but I currently live and study in Krakow.

Why did you decide to volunteer at the JCC?

My adventure with the JCC started two years ago. The JCC was looking for volunteers to help with 7@nite - Night of the Synagogues. I found out about the event on Facebook and decided to participate. I thought I’d just stay only for that one event, but the atmosphere, the people and the opportunity to learn about Jewish culture made me change my mind. So I stayed longer and continued to support other initiatives at the JCC.

What is your best JCC memory/the person you met/the experience you had?

My best JCC memory is my first Shabbat dinner. We had it outside, in the JCC courtyard; there were candles, multi-coloured lamps, we sang songs. But of course it’s not my only good memory at the JCC!

What is one of your favourite things at the JCC?

The JCC provides a lot of opportunities, both to members and volunteers. There is something for everyone here, I think.