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Religious Conference Is Valuable For My Day Job As Lawyer

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In December, I had the opportunity to travel to Boston to attend the Union for Reform Judaism’s 2017 Biennial (  The Biennial brings thousands of Jews from North America together to learn, pray, share ideas, dance and sing, hear from inspiring speakers and the leaders of the Reform Jewish movement. I attended in part because of my involvement in the governance of my synagogue, KAM Isaiah Israel, where I am on the Board of Directors.  While attending the Biennial was certainly interesting and helpful for my involvement at KAMII (, I was also struck by how much the things that I learned about also applied to my work at Boodell & Domanskis.  For instance, in attending sessions on how lay leaders and professionals can better work together, I was struck by how many of the tips and tools being shared applied equally to my work as a lawyer, including things like how to be a better active listener. In this way, attending the Biennial was a doubly interesting and rewarding experience, and further showed how the things we do outside of work can have a positive impact on our work, in addition to being rewarding in their own right.

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