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How Am I Spending My Summer?, part 1: June 2014

With 1/3 of the Taglit-Birthright Israel trip from this past Sunday - Birthright Follow-Up is a focus for me this summer
With 1/3 of the Taglit-Birthright Israel trip from this past Sunday – Birthright Follow-Up is a focus for me this summer

A question I frequently receive is “What are you up to for the summer?” As it turns out, it is not time off.

Yes, school is out, so there is no programming, per se, with university (or high school) students.  However, there are occasional Shabbat dinners with Beach Hillel, meetings with young adults and college students, and other communications with them (Facebook, email, etc.).

The biggest chunk of my time last month was spent working on Beach Hillel matters
The biggest chunk of my time last month was spent working on Beach Hillel matters

While Beach Hillel consumed the biggest chunk of my time in June, I was able to catch up on email and other communications (especially having come off of being away from email while leading a Taglit-Birthright Israel trip), as well as spend some time on professional development, by attending a seminar on post-Birthright engagement.

Of course, the summer is also a great time for taking meetings with other professionals and setting things in-motion for the future.

Let’s see what July brings!