OU To Offer Workshop on Financial Crisis in Kew gardens Hills, March 1

18 Feb 2009

The Orthodox Union Department of Community Services will present a workshop in Kew Gardens Hills, “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 1 from 10:15am-12:30pm at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills, 150-05 70th Road. It is being coordinated in conjunction with the Vaad Harabonim of Queens; Cynthia Zalinsky, Executive Director, Queens Jewish Community Council; and the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills.

The program will include three presentations by experts in their fields. The first one will be given by David M. Schlachter, Esq. on the topic of, “Making Your Money Do More When The Economy Does Less.” Then, there will be “How To Make Ends Meet With Shrinking Retirement Funds,” given by David Appel, a consultant advisor to over 450 retirement pension plans nationwide; and “Five Steps to Finding a New Job,” presented by Carla Visser, M.Ed., Career Management Consultant.

According to Frank Buchweitz, OU National Director of Community 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 Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills is part of that effort.”

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.