Julie, San Francisco
Julie’s first contact was at Tribe 12 Happy Hour, a first Thursday tradition going back over 15 years in Philadelphia. She enjoyed being in Philadelphia, and attended numerous after-work events hosted by various Philly communities. Day-to-day, Julie worked for a small company with a national team, so she spent many hours working alone in her apartment. That fateful day at happy hour, a staff member told her about Tribe Commons, Tribe 12’s community work space. Julie joined as a member just a few short weeks later. Tribe Commons had an enormous impact on Julie’s life — a community workspace not only gave her a place to go each day, but also gave her some much-needed office friends. Tribe Commons led Julie to became a regular at Tribe 12, introduced her to what became her enormous friend network, and ultimately gave her easier access to Philly’s vibrant Jewish community. One day Julie attended a women’s event that changed her life. Over Shabbat dinner, Julie met a Tribe 12 board member who gave her guidance and mentorship and challenged her to follow her heart. Totally inspired, Julie quit her job and moved to Guatemala to learn Spanish, teach English, and embed herself in a totally new vibrant local community. Now back in the states, Julie has brought her renewed sense of purpose and worth to her new job working for an international Jewish community organization.