Ramaz/KJ Career and Business Resources

Previous Networking Events and Seminars: Course Materials


  Previous Events

 Event Date First Presented
and Course Materials

 Networking: A Critical Ingredient in Your Job Search/Career Transition
  • Featuring a panel of KJ members who will discuss how networking helped them land jobs in the early days of the recession.  Complemented by recruiter strategies for communicating your professional value.
  • Followed by roundtable networking opportunities with other participants and volunteers from the Career Initiative (representing various professions such as finance, law, real estate and marketing).

RSVP IS REQUIRED BY MARCH 12TH TO: ramazkjcareers@gmail.com  (affiliation and profession MUST be included in your RSVP)


Monday, March 15th

7:00pm – 9:00pm

CKJ, 125 East 85th Street

Redirecting Yourself: A 2-part Career Transition Event

Are you unemployed? Underemployed? Seeking practical tools on how to make that career transition you’ve been longing for? Join the KJ Career Development & Networking Initiative and the BJ Employment Task Force who are bringing two experts to help you discover your professional value and tap into it with clarity and success. 

Part 1 – Thursday, May 14, with Robyn Barsky, a career development professional who will provide strategies for discovering and articulating the unique personal attributes that fuel your successful performance.

Part 2 – Thursday, May 21, with Rafi Haham, an international speaker, organizational consultant and life coach who will present the 5 Human Intelligences Model and provide practical tools for exploring your own personal brilliance and how to use them to advance your career.

RSVP IS REQUIRED to Guy Felixbrodt at: Gfelixbrodt@bj.org (please indicate your profession and/or industry to which you are seeking to transition)

7:30pm – 9:00pm

Thursday, May 14 & 21

Congregation B’nai Jeshurun, 257 West 88th Street

 Using LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter to Advance Your Job Search and/or Your Business.   

Program includes strategies for:

  • Harnessing and expanding your networks
  • Communicating with like-minded professionals
  • Creating an online profile that reflects your professional value

Facilitated by:

  • Ira Ziff & Robyn Barsky – Co-founders, Get What You Set
  • Joshua Fruchter – President, eLawMarketing & EM Online Media
  • David Gittleman – President, The Woods Group

 RSVP REQUIRED TO: ramazkjcareers@gmail.com

 April 30, 2009
7:00pm – 8:30pm

Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun
125 East 85th Street

  Strategies for Harvesting & Maximizing Networking Opportunities

  • 3 simple steps to formulating a relevant and memorable message
  • how to leverage your existing network
  • preparation and research
  • strategies for conducting meetings

 Presenters:  Ira Ziff & Robyn Barsky

February 22, 2009

Job Search 101

Basic Rules of Engagement for 35 years old + 

  • resume format and components
  • online job boards and research techniques
  • harnessing networks and recruiters
  • accessing decision makers

Thursday, March 5th, 7:30pm-8:30pm

3rd Fl. Dining Room
Cong. Kehilath Jeshurun
 Discovering & Communicating Your Professional Value

A two part intensive series on strengthening the marketing messages you communicate on your resume, online and throughout the entire job search process.

  • Note: Participants must commit to both sessions.  Space is very limited.  Open to members of Ramaz/KJ community only.

Sunday, March 22nd & 29th, 10:00 am-12 noon 

(for 35 years old +)

Program Fully Subscribed
 Networking: Online and Face-to-Face - Using LinkedIn, Facebook, and the (Not So)  Old-Fashioned Way.  

Insights from the following professionals who use each of these methods successfully: 

  • Davina Askin, Director, Organizational Development Talent Management, Girl Scouts of the USA 
  • Evan Gotlib, Director, Advertising & Business Development, Ideal Bite (unit of the Walt Disney Company) 
  • David Trencher, Sales Associate, National Sales, Facebook

 Note:  This program is in collaboration with The Jewish Center Business Forum.   RSVP to rkatz@jewishcenter.org  

(please indicate affiliation with RSVP)


Wednesday, April 1st,

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Jewish Center

131 West 86th Street


 Coping with Transition:  What to Expect During Times of Uncertainty

Most of us experience an unsettling period of disorientation after experiencing the loss of a job, financial security, a relationship, health, or a role they have played in their families and community. Usually, this disorientation affects many aspects of our lives, especially our personal relationships.

Kim Schneiderman, LCSW, will guide us through the twists and turns of transition, helping us understand what we can and cannot expect during times of uncertainty. Learn how transitions can present powerful opportunities to make meaningful changes in our lives.

 RSVP REQUIRED FOR ALL PROGRAMS TO ramazkjcareers@gmail.com

 (please indicate affiliation with RSVP) 


Wednesday, April 1st

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Congregation Kehilath