Jewish Job Fair

Yeshiva University Hosts Annual Job Fair for Communal and Educational Careers on Feb. 24

While economic difficulties have led to a challenging employment market, there are a number of opportunities available in the Jewish communal and educational fields. For all those aspiring to such careers, Yeshiva University is holding its annual Jewish Job Fair on Thursday, February 24 at Furst Hall on YU’s Wilf Campus at 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 until 9 p.m.

More than 300 participants attended last year's job fair at Yeshiva University.
More than 300 participants attended last year's job fair at Yeshiva University.

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 Aish NY, Camp HASC, Frumster, Gateways, iVolunteer, Nefesh B’ Nefesh, NCSY, OHEL, Orthodox Union and Yeshiva University. More than 35 day schools will be participating including ASHAR, Ben Porat Yosef, Beren Academy, Emek Hebrew Academy, HANC, Maimonides School, SAR Academy, Shalhevet School, Yavneh Academy of Dallas, Yeshivat Noam.

“The record number of schools registered for this year’s Jewish Job Fair draws attention to the emergence of the school as the center of the Jewish community,” said Scott J. Goldberg, PhD, director of the Institute for University-School Partnership. “We are dedicated to supporting these schools, as it is our collective responsibility to ensure that we educate the next generation.”

In addition to teaching positions and other career prospects, the fair offers a wide array of opportunities ranging from fellowships and scholarships for master’s programs and internships.

Before the fair, the school representatives will be invited to participate in an On Campus Chinuch [education] Recruitment program on the Beren Campus , 245 Lexington Ave., Room 518. The program will feature a networking lunch and panel discussion with principals on “Opportunities and Challenges in Jewish Education Today.”

These events are free and open to the public. For more information, to register your organization or school, or to submit a resume visit the Jewish Job Fair site.

See The Jewish Week’s video from last year’s job fair below.

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