Jan 22, 2006 — The S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program hosted a career fair at the Renaissance Hotel in Jerusalem to demonstrate how a Yeshiva University education can benefit them.
Students at the many yeshivot and midrashot throughout Israel –– not just those affiliated with the S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program –– were invited to the YU Israel career fair, which was co-sponsored by Nefesh B’Nefesh. Students were welcomed by both Rabbi Yehoshua Fass of Nefesh B’Nefesh and Yeshiva University President Richard M. Joel.
When the convention hall doors were opened, the 200 plus students were greeted by representatives of over 25 careers and fields of study. Nearly all of the professionals who contributed their time were alumni of Yeshiva University schools and affiliates. They shared their perspectives as American-born Jews who made aliyah and continued to be successful in their chosen careers in Israel.
The organizers asked the volunteers to share their own personal experiences, explained Stephanie Strauss, an adviser with the S. Daniel Abraham Israel Program. “The volunteers’ interaction with the students far surpassed our expectations,” Mrs. Strauss said.
The volunteers engaged the students in open discussions about college choices, graduate work, licensing, salary expectations, and aliyah possibilities. “The message was clear and unambiguous,” Mrs. Strauss said. “The place to receive a top notch, well-rounded education is at the YU schools, and that education will ultimately enhance their career choices. “