OU To Offer Workshop on Financial Crisis in Lincoln Square, March 23

05 Mar 2009

The Orthodox Union Department of Community Services will present a workshop, “Navigating the Financial Crisis,” at Lincoln Square Synagogue in Manhattan in response to the various challenges that the current economy presents. The workshop 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 Monday, March 23 at 7:00 pm in Manhattan at Lincoln Square Synagogue, 200 Amsterdam Avenue (69th Street and Amsterdam).

The program will be consists of three sessions. The topic of the first session will be, “How to Succeed in Today’s Employment Climate,” with Toby Gafni-Weiss, the President of Turning Points, Career Organizational Consulting. The presentation will address, “How to Improve Your Odds at Finding a Job,” and “How to Increase Your Value and Maintain Your Job.”

The second session will include the option of two workshops; “Redefining Finances: Priorities and Expenses,” with David Goldwasser, CLU, ChFC, Financial Planner; or “Keys to Effective Job Networking,” with Toby Gafni-Weiss. The third session is an optional, “Resume Review,” where participants will have the opportunity to have their resume looked at and critiqued to determine whether it covers the essentials. Pre-registration is required for the resume review at www.ou.org/jobs.

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 Lincoln Square Synagogue 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.