For the past four months, I have had the privilege to work alongside the awesome staff at Tribe 12 through Temple University’s Feinstein Center Jewish Professional Internship program. As a new 20s/30s, I got a chance to interact with and market to much of Philly’s young Jewish community.
Here are twelve things that I’ve learned during my time here:
- Judaism looks different for different people, and someone’s Judaism can influence their life in many different ways.
- Connecting with other Jews can help people feel more in touch with their own Judaism, whether it’s a new group of friends, a significant other, or a Friday night Shabbat squad.
- Listen to your constituents and be responsive to their needs.
- Food-related content is almost always good content, and Jewish food-related content is almost always great content.
- In the right atmosphere, it’s easier than you’d think to connect with people!
- Social media can be a super helpful and powerful tool to spread ideas, especially when a nice picture and some fun emojis are involved.
- Zoom events are sometimes intimidating, but can be very successful (ie. Pitch Night)!
- Lots of thought and hard work goes into even the small details of planning an event.
- Almost any graphic can be edited together on Canva, especially because I haven’t used Photoshop since high school.
- In times of crisis, people want and need a sense of community more than ever.
- The Philadelphia Jewish community is strong, interconnected, and full of opportunities.
- A great group of coworkers definitely make an internship all the more enjoyable 🙂