Happy November Everyone,
Can you believe it is almost time for turkey? Time has flown by this year and it has been a stellar year for JNET. We have not only grown in numbers, but we have become stronger professionally due, in most part, to our great chapter leadership teams. The face of JNET is also becoming more well-known because of the great job Dana Bigman is doing in strategically marketing JNET.
I would like to bring up one more great indicator of value added that has been realized this year at many of our chapters. It started with the record breaking attendance at the Woodland Hills Chapter meeting in January when we heard Marc Hernandez from Brent’s Deli speak about how to grow a successful business.
We were privileged to get to know Councilman Mitchell Englander when he gave a presentation at the Northridge Chapter. He told a great story about the local Jewish boy that strives to make Los Angeles and his district a better place to live in and to raise our children.
Dr. Ari Babaknia spoke at the Bel Air Chapter about his trilogy on our world before, during and after the Holocaust. He was also gracious enough to sign his book, Humanity, NOT: Captured Emotions of the Holocaust.
On November 19th at the Pacific Palisades Chapter, our speaker will be Jake Steinfeld, aka: Body By Jake. During his presentation titled "You Don't Know What You Got Until You Take a Shot," Steinfeld will share his personal story about overcoming adversity and creating a meaningful life.
Then, to come full circle, Jennifer Levinson, the creator of Jen’s List will be our guest speaker at the Woodland Hills Chapter in January. This should prove to be a wonderful presentation and will, again, highlight a local girl from Encino that makes quite a name for herself.
Now, every other JNET member that has taken the opportunity to speak at all our chapter meetings this year has also made an important contribution to the JNET members and to our reputation as a great place to do business, refer business and cultivate new relationships.
Our goal is to be the premier Professional Networking Organization within the Jewish community and I would argue that we have arrived. We are walking the walk, not just talking the talk.