Just the job? US holds fair in Israel in bid to Òll vacancies
THE UNITED Synagogue has held its first job fair in Israel, targeting gap year and rabbinical students and those “at a transitional time in their life”.
Organisations under the aegis of the US, including Jewish Chaplaincy, Tribe and the London School of Jewish Studies, all had stalls at the fair, which highlighted career opportunities within the UK communal sector. Schools including Yavneh College and King Solomon High were also represented.
Sixty people attended the event, aimed primarily at British citizens currently in Israel but open to anyone contemplating working in the UK. They were addressed by Stephen Pack, the US president, and chaplaincy and US rabbinate representatives.
Mr Pack said the fair had been “an excellent opportunity to inform prospective rabbonim, youth leaders and teachers about careers in the US and our partner organisations. I hope many of those present will decide to join us.”
It was hosted by David Collins, US director of young people and young families, who saw it as a way of “laying the foundations for the leadership of UK Jewry.
“Working for the Jewish community provides exceptional challenges and opportunities,” he said.
“We wanted to engage with people at a transitional time in their life and show them the many job opportunities that are available. I hope that, as a result, many excellent candidates will see the value of these communal roles and apply for positions they would otherwise not have previously considered.”