Diller Cape Town: meet the staff!

Diller Cape Town is proud to highlight the staff members that ensure the programme runs smoothly throughout the year.

The Diller programme relies on its staff members to provide social support, engaging content and assistance in all logistical elements of the programme. This year we have a powerhouse staff team consisting of Junior Counsellors Rachel Rod and Julia Kaimowitz and student intern Talia Scher.

Rachel Rod and Julia Kaimowitz completed their fellowship year in Cohort 5 (2019-2020), and although the year proved to be turbulent with many obstacles, both Rachel and Julia proved their commitment and dedication to the programme with their outstanding ability to remain enthusiastic and grow through the various workshops and educational experiences. Let’s get to know our Junior Counsellors, Rachel Rod and Julia Kaimowitz.

Why did you want to be a Junior Counsellor?

“I wanted to experience Diller from a new perspective, as well as to positively impact the new fellows’ experiences and help guide them through the programme.” — Rachel

“I was receiving a huge amount of guidance, advice, love and support from my own JC’s, I decided I wanted to do that and give that to the next cohort.” — Julia

What was the highlight of your Diller experience as a fellow:

“Definitely Leadership Shabbaton. It gave me a chance to explore my strengths and weaknesses when working in a group, as well as the opportunity to showcase all that I had learnt so far in Diller!” — Rachel

“When we planned Leadership Shabbaton, it was beyond exciting. I learnt so much about myself and others and these learnings are something I think about every day.” — Julia

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Published in the print edition of the February 2021 issue. Download the February 2021 issue PDF here.

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