Self-Reflection - Basic Jewish Value #12: The mission statement of Jewish Family Service of New Mexico reads: “Guided by Jewish values, we offer targeted social services that help preserve and improve the quality of life for New Mexicans.” What are these Jewish values? How do they help guide the day-to-day work that we do at JFS? When new employees join the staff of JFS, they are introduced to eighteen of these basic Jewish values.
It is this attitude of self examination which guides our work at JFS as well. Through staff meetings and supervision sessions, the staff has many opportunities to analyze and improve the quality of our work. Through actively soliciting feedback from clients, partner organizations and the community, we try to appraise our own work and work toward improvement. Self reflection, for JFS, is not only a value, it is also a constant individual and an organizational activity.