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’m actually originally from Krakow.
Why did you decide to volunteer at the JCC?
I first decided to join the volunteer program at JCC Krakow to expand my knowledge of Judaism and Jewish traditions. But then I discovered that finding out more about the Jewish presence in the city was a great way to learn more about the history of Krakow and, surprisingly, about Polish culture as well.
What is your best JCC memory/the person you met/the experience you had?
This is, hands down, the trip to Israel with the members of the JCC Senior Club. It was a very emotional and moving experience. I look fondly on the time spent on that trip with our seniors, many of them Holocaust survivors, and I will always remember the stories they shared with us and the fun we had discovering Israel together.
What is one of your favourite things at the JCC?
I enjoy helping out at the Senior Club. Talking to our seniors is an opportunity to see history come alive. We have so much to learn from them. I wouldn’t be amiss if I said that in some way they are an inspiration for us, the young generation.