Hi, I'm Renee Eder, author of this blog and the J's trusty social media person. I have been at the J for nearly 2 1/2 years, and it just dawned on me today to write a staff spotlight about someone I know quite well, myself! For those who don't know me, I figured: why not put a face with the name?
I am a mom of two, who is originally from Rockland County, NY, a suburb of New York City. I have been in the DC area for 18 years now, which is why I don't have much of a New York accent, unless I am talking to another New Yorker. I went to school at Binghamton University, and then went to an even colder place for grad school- Syracuse University. So, I know a lot about cold weather and driving in snow!
For most of my career, I have been a professional writer, webmaster, social media person, and web content strategist. I also do graphic design. I enjoy my job at the J immensely, because I write about what I enjoy and the content is all about Jewish culture, so it comes naturally to me. It all just makes sense!
When I am not at the J, I am usually schlepping (taking) my kids someplace. Whether it be soccer or scouts, I am driving them somewhere singing way too loud to my favorite Pandora radio station. I volunteer often at my kids' schools and enjoy crafting, playing scrabble, and spending time with family and friends.
In my opinion, the J is a GREAT place to work and to belong to because we offer EVERYTHING here. If my children want to go for a swim in the middle of the winter, or I want to be challenged at a weight training class, it's all at the J. If I want to attend an expo for my son's bar mitzvah, or need something to do with the kids on Christmas besides eat Chinese food, it's also at the J. I hope all of our members take advantage of all the great things here, because there are so many of them!
If you enjoy this blog, thank you! Please continue to read it and follow the J on Facebook. I welcome your comments and suggestions, and would love to receive your guest post. Please inquire at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you on social media, and hopefully at the J!
P.S.: Since it's #GivingTuesday, if you are feeling charitable, please consider giving to the J! It's a truly worthwhile cause!!! Thanks in advance for your loyalty and your generosity!