OU and KJ To Offer Workshop on Navigating the Financial Crisis, 3/15

23 Feb 2009

The Orthodox Union Department of Community Services will present a workshop at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun in Manhattan, “Navigating the Financial Crisis,” in response to the various challenges that the current economy presents. It is intended for the entire community, featuring financial information, tips and strategies, especially for those weathering the storm of these tough economic times. The program is part of the OU’s effort to raise awareness on how to address the challenges we face today and how to respond effectively.

The workshop will take place on Sunday, March 15 at 7:15pm in Manhattan at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, 125 East 85th Street.

The program will include two presentations by experts in their fields. The first one will be given by Ruby Herman, a consultant for the budget and financial consulting firm of Future Performance on the topic of, “Adjusting your Budget to a Changing Financial Environment.” The second topic will be, “What’s Hot and What’s Not: Retraining, Retooling, and Finding Employment,” presented by John Malindretos, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Finance, Sy Syms School of Business, Yeshiva University.

According to Frank Buchweitz, OU National Director of Communal Services and Special Projects, “We would like to assist and empower our member communities in expressing concern for individuals and families who have been affected by the economic downturn with programmatic resources, while respecting individual dignity in the face of adversity. The workshop at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun is part of that effort.”

Rabbi Elie Weinstock, Associate Rabbi at Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun, declared, “These workshops are just what the doctor ordered for many people. In these difficult and uncertain times, giving people some concrete guidance is essential. This program is an extension of what KJ has been presenting to the community for the last few months, and we are pleased to partner with the OU to make such sessions available.”

The seminar is only one aspect of the OU’s response to the economic meltdown. The OU Job Board, for example, lists thousands of available jobs nationwide; posts hundreds of resumes; and offers seminars, workshops and lots more help, all free, at www.ou.org/jobs. To post a job or for more information, email jobs@ou.org.