An Inclusive Job Fair: Would We Not Want That For Everyone?

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28 Jan 2014

Job FairIn his recent article, “Workplaces for Everyone,” published on, Micah Fleisig writes, “Aside from financial necessities that jobs support, individuals obviously gather more than just money through work. People receive purpose, organization and routine, confidence, relationships, and a place in a community. Jobs allow people to face and overcome challenges, learn from others, learn about others, learn about ourselves, and provide positive feelings from successfully completed work. For many of us it is the daily grind; it is one we may wish would be further away than the day after Sunday. For those who struggle to have an opportunity, they welcome the end to their weekends. Imagine that a job can provide emotional, educational, and interpersonal experiences every day. Would we not want that for everyone?”

Yachad is the Orthodox Union’s agency dedicated to providing social, educational and recreational programs for individuals with learning, developmental and physical disabilities. Its goal is to promote their inclusion in the life of the Jewish community.

Together with its partnership division the Jewish Union Foundation (JUF) and the OU Job Board, Yachad has organized two successful Job Fairs within the past year focusing to employ those with disabilities.

On Thursday, February 6, its first Inclusive Job Fair will be held from 4 pm to 7 pm at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place in Manhattan. All qualified job seekers are welcome to register and attend.

To read the full article, “Workplaces for Everyone” click here.

For more information on the February 6 Inclusive Job Fair and to register for the event, click here.

The words of this author reflect his/her own opinions and do not necessarily represent the official position of the Orthodox Union.