EXPANDING ITS MISSION OF BEING PART OF A CARING COMMUNITY Photo: Wendy Siegel, Career Sourcing Specialist of JF&CS presents on Mon., June 09, 2014

By Henry Levine & Jay Givarz
SPECIAL FOR THE AJT

Just when things are slowing down for the summer, Etz Chaim Men’s Club along with JF&CS are gearing up to help people with career change and job hunting.

Etz Chaim Men’s Club and Jewish Family & Career Services is cosponsoring a weekly job networking session meeting Mondays from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Etz Chaim Synagogue, located at 1190 Indian Hills Pkwy, Marietta, GA 30068. Men and Women are welcome. The program is open to the community.

Last winter, Arvin Goldberg, Career Director at JF&CS met with Etz Chaim Men’s Club leadership to develop an “entry-level” program for those who are considering or are in the midst of a career change or job search. The goal of the program was to reach out to those with similar concerns; mid-career change, not yet ready for retirement, stay-at-home moms or dads getting back in to a full-time career, etc…who did not know where to turn for support on job searching skills.

Most importantly, Etz Chaim Men’s Club wanted to expand its mission of being part of a Caring Community, “Gemmilut Hassadim,” and provide a forum for our community to share in a “more or less” peer counseling support group. We wanted to let our community know they were not alone in this quest. If a participant wants to dive deeper into counseling on an individual basis, the resources of JF&CS are open for that next level of support on an “as-needed” basis.

Etz Chaim Men’s Club and community members who participated in the planning for this event include: Henry Levine ( C o m m i t t e e Chair), Daniel Pransky, Jeff Frankel, Jay Givarz, Marty F r i e d m a n , Mark Hersh, Marvin Shams, Al Shams and Marc Wallenstein. Bob Bachrach, Executive Director of Congregation Etz Chaim, was instrumental in assisting with facility support for the program.

Each week a different topic will be offered. The purpose of this group is to act as a weekly kickoff for job seekers and those needing support in career change. All are welcome. JF&CS provides the weekly facilitator.

Editor’s note: For more info call Henry Levine at (770) 366-6974. RSVP’s not required. Just show up. We will be happy to welcome you!