Yeshiva University Hosts Feb. 9 Jewish Job Fair for Communal and Educational Careers
Today, more than ever, there are exciting opportunities in Jewish communal and educational careers. For those interested in joining or learning more about this exciting field, Yeshiva University will host its annual Jewish Job Fair on Thursday, February 9 at Furst Hall on YU’s Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, New York City. The conference is open to YU students and alumni beginning at 6 p.m. and to the general public from 7 – 9 p.m.
“In a society which has sanctified the needs of the individual, it is wonderful to see young people who possess an ever increasing thirst to live lives of meaning,” said Rabbi Kenneth Brander, David Mitzner Dean of YU’s Center for the Jewish Future. “The Jewish Job Fair allows our students, alumni and the greater community, to learn about the professional opportunities available and which are appropriate for their talents and to enable them to live meaningful and productive lives.”
Dozens of Jewish day schools and community organizations from across the country will be in attendance to accept and review resumes and conduct interviews. Participating organizations include Camp Shalom, Manhattan Jewish Experience, Yachad, Areyvut, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty, Nefesh B’ Nefesh, OHEL, 92nd Street Y, and Yeshiva University. More than 35 day schools will be participating including SINAI Schools, Yavneh Academy, YULA Girls High School, SAR Academy, Hillel Day School of Boca Raton, Manhattan Day School, and Fuchs Mizrachi School.
In addition to teaching positions and other career prospects, the fair offers a wide array of opportunities, including fellowships and scholarships for master’s programs and internships.
“In the past decade, the number of YU graduates pursuing careers in Jewish education has increased exponentially,” said Dr. Scott Goldberg, director of YU’s Institute for University-School Partnership. “Schools and organizations in our community now have access to the best and brightest in the Orthodox community to be role models in their classrooms and organizations.”
The fair is free and open to the public. For more information, to register your organization or school, or to submit a resume, visit www.yu.edu/cjf/jobfair.