Monday, November 14, 2011

Diller Baltimore Teen Fellows 2011-2012 First Seminar!

First seminar update written by Eva Cohen!

On September 11th, we had our first Diller seminar (hosted by the Gold family)! We opened up the meeting on a sad note when we discussed 9/11 and our memories of that day. After, we played some fun mixers (such as The Way the Wind Blows) to get to know each other and make up for missing our opening retreat. During our dinner break, we did a quick community service project:  decorating cards to accompany hand made knit hats and gloves for future donations in the winter (the cards will be part of winter care packages that will be put together by community members on Mitzvah Day – on December 25th). We then listened and spoke with our guest speaker, Kathy Shapiro, who shared with us her story of community service, helping someone, and overcoming her fear. She taught us to "not always do the easy thing". After her moving story, we met with the Diller fellows from last year. We had a chance to talk to each one of them about different specific aspects of Diller. They all had great advice about what to do for this upcoming year and got us excited about everything that we get to look forward to (especially Israel!).

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