Please see the parallel Hebrew page for a letter from Maccabi, Raanana.
Lena Shore, B.Sc. B.Ed. M.Sc.
Co-facilitating a Family Connections group with Meshulam was one of the highlights of my week. As a former high school teacher, I sometimes miss the stimulation and challenge of the classroom. So when, Meshulam approached me with the request to co-facilitate a group with him, I was very happy to accept. And yes I got to teach again. And yes it was enjoyable. Yet, what I came away with after our 13 weeks together was something I was not quite prepared for. I came away with a sense of profound respect and admiration for the courageous members of the group. I came away with a deeper appreciation of the skills and how effective they could be. I found myself growing both professionally with my clients and personally at home when challenges came up. I felt more effective. I felt more empowered.
I thank Meshulam for the opportunity to join Family Connections. I hope to be able to co-facilitate future groups not only for what I know I can offer the group but also for what the group offers me – a chance to build and be built. I walk away from this first experience humbled and enriched. I encourage my fellow professionals to take this opportunity if it is offered to them.
I am proud to be a member of the Family Connections team.