The breakfast convened with an opening speech from Rabbi Michael Berk of Congregation Beth Israel, who discussed the complex and deep-rooted history of the San Diego Jewish community – dating back more than 100 years. Rabbi Berk highlighted a central theme of Chanukah – finding and being a source of light – in our everyday professional and personal lives.
Attendees were asked to gather into small breakout groups based on their roles and departments. The groups each sat at round tables and the various clusters consisted of: communications, development, administrative, programming (youth, teen, and young adults), and accounting professionals. Similar to speed dating – but minus the dating – attendees were asked to speak to each person at their table, one-on-one, for five minutes, until they had spoken to everyone in their group.
Congregation Beth Israel. The Jewish Federation of San Diego County is proud to sponsor the JPro Network. “ The attendance of this year’s JPro events have been phenomenal and the programs seem to be well received by Jewish community professionals,” said Kara Liederman, JPro Steering Committee member and Development Manager at Federation. “The JPro team is working to develop some amazing programs that we’re excited to deliver in 2015.”
The Federation supported JPro Network aims to empower San Diego Jewish communal professionals with innovative ideas and best practices to impact the sector through community-wide educational and leadership programs. To learn more about JPro and future events visit their Facebook page