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Economic Resources

GJC's Employment Network Initiative

We are undertaking this initiative to increase networking opportunities for our members who are currently searching for employment. We do this in the spirit of Maimonides' "highest degree of tzedakah:" strengthening a fellow Jew by entering into a business partnership, or by finding him the means to become self sufficient.

Recognizing the difficult economic situations that many in our community are facing, GJC is hoping to create a system for publicizing job openings within our community so that people looking for work can be matched with appropriate job opportunities.  This is a practice that several synagogues in our area have already adopted and we feel that it would be a wonderful resource for our community.  Specifically, we hope to compile a list of available jobs and email them to people who self-select into a confidential "Employment Opportunity Group."

In order for this to be a successful program, we are requesting synagogue-wide participation in two ways:

  • If you have knowledge of or access to employment opportunities and specific job descriptions, please send them to Kate Lawn, Program Director at GJC ([email protected]) using this form.   You can also send internet links and/or printed job descriptions along with this form.
  • If you are a "job seeker", please email Kate Lawn ([email protected]) and request to be placed in our Employment Opportunity Group.  Once we compile a list of available jobs, we will send it to this list ONLY.  We will then send updated lists once or twice per month to this group as new jobs are sent in.

In addition to collecting and distributing job postings, we may also seek volunteers to organize occasional workshops for people in the employment search process.  By sending in your name, you will also be sure to hear about these opportunities.

Thank you for participating in this effort to make GJC an ever more supportive and caring community.

The Career Gateway

 is a program through IAJVS (International Association of Jewish Vocational Services) as a way to access online tools, resources, and leads that will help you be more successful in finding and securing employment.  You'll learn about career opportunities, find training programs, link to placement services, and much much more.

Click link below for more information.