Recent Brandeis grad, Lily Siegel, joined JBBBS’ recruitment team this fall as only its second Community Organizer. In slightly over a month on the job, she’s cultivating new and renewed interest in mentoring, and in JBBBS, from within and outside the Jewish community and among young professionals here.
What’s been one of the major highlights of working at JBBBS so far?
Certainly, the people that I’ve had the privilege of working with here. I received the warmest welcome to the agency, and it has been such a pleasure getting to know the community! I continue to be welcomed by fellow staff as well as so many people in the community with such open arms, open minds and open doors. No question I have is too small or too silly for anyone! I have also really loved getting to hear everyone’s stories and, in that way, getting to experience their passion for JBBBS. It is a wonderful feeling to be surrounded by people who so strongly believe in the power of mentorship.
Speaking of that, why do you care about mentoring?
I care because I’ve seen how mentoring relationships impact so many people. Hearing current/past volunteers talk about the impact their match relationships have on their lives is so beautiful. I love hearing and reading stories from volunteers who are such advocates for their matches.
Who’s your mentor?
I feel that I have been blessed to have so many mentors in so many areas of my life, but the one person who is always there for me and always pushes me to be my best self is my mom. Sorry to be cliché!
What do you want for Hanukkah?
For Hannukah, I would have to say that I really want world peace. But if I can’t get that, I guess I wouldn’t mind some more wool socks.
Say hi to Lily at: firstname.lastname@example.org.