Do you plan on attending the parnassah expo?

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  • #607699
    jewishness
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    I have seen advertising for the Parnassah expo which will be held at the Meadowlands Feb 12. It sounds exciting. They claim that there will employers looking to hire as well as business networking. I think I will attend but I have not made up my mind. I would like to know what people think about it. Has anyone been to past parnassah expos? Were they worth the trip?

    Thanks

    #917786
    mdd
    Member

    They usually have a small variety of commision-based jobs available. If you are interested…

    #917787
    2qwerty
    Participant

    I went last year and i think it’s a good hishtadlus to go. As long as you realize that hishtadlus does not have to directly cause a desired outcome.

    Meaning dont get your hopes up about anything meaningful coming out of this but it will bring you 1 step closer to your goal.

    #917788
    neenee
    Member

    I would like to attend. I wonder if they have any buses from Brooklyn.

    #917789
    jewishness
    Participant

    I doubt they will have busing. It will be held at the Meadowlands. Cant you take the PATH or New Jersey transit or something similar to get there?

    #917790
    2qwerty
    Participant

    Last year they found rides for most people who asked them about it.

    And this year they are getting a bigger place and expecting more people so i hope they figured out the rides situation.

    #917791
    Loyal Jew
    Member

    Ask your rav first. Some of these things are run by anti-kollel types for treif motives.

    #917792
    mdd
    Member

    Loyal Jew, last year they had a haskomo from one of the Lakewood Roshei Yeshiva.

    Besides, they are just offering jobs to people. Individuals need to ask their own shailos.

    #917793
    jewishness
    Participant

    Unloyal Jew: why the hate? no one asked you to attend. You would probably ruin it anyhow.

    #917794
    Loyal Jew
    Member

    Jewishness and mdd, hate has nothing to do with it. Material temptations are being dangled in front of avreichim from all directions and the magic word “parnosso” doesn’t remove the danger, even with a haskomo. Anyone who feels a need to attend these things needs a heter from his rov.

    #917795
    mdd
    Member

    Joe, I am at a loss as to the right method to fix you. Btw, this is what I wrote — people need to ask their own shailos. Did you miss it?

    #917796
    Loyal Jew
    Member

    mdd, people go to these things without asking. There was a “parnosso fair” not long ago in Beis Shemesh by an organization of “new chareidim” r”l and plenty of avreichim took the bait, at least in showing up.

    #917797
    mewho
    Participant

    whats a treif motive with regard to getting a job?

    #917798
    zahavasdad
    Participant

    Food and a roof over ones head is not a material Luxury

    #917799

    This expo has proper haskomos. What goes on in Beit Shimush should stay in the beit shimush, as the events there have little to do with anything similar elsewhere – indeed there are all kinds of agitators there looking to make trouble.

    #917800
    Naftush
    Member

    I was taught that arranging employment for down-and-out Jews is the highest form of tsedaka: ??? ???? ???. Since lesser forms of tsedaka don’t require a “haskomo,” why should this superior form?

    #917801
    neenee
    Member

    I would appreciate a ride from Brooklyn. 2qwerty: how can I get in touch with you about getting a ride to the expo, let me know and ty.

    #917802

    Since lesser forms of tsedaka don’t require a “haskomo,” why should this superior form?

    1) A haskomo is often needed for tzedoko – we don’t know who is who anymore with all of the competing organizations out there.

    2) It is not inconceivable that an organization like the one that steps on feet could sponsor an innocuous-sounding “parnosso fair” when its real goal is chas vesholom to promote kefira.

    #917803
    gavra_at_work
    Participant

    Loyal Jew = Joe.

    ’nuff said.

    #917804
    Naftush
    Member

    Bear, tsedaka collectors are free to present haskamot to convince us of their bona fides, but I have never heard of it as a requirement. If it were, the panhandlers who elbowed me to distraction in the middle of shmone-esre during my visits to Borough Park would have presented them. As for kefira motives, what would those be and how would they be manifested at a job fair?

    #917805
    gavra_at_work
    Participant

    It is not inconceivable that an organization like the one that steps on feet could sponsor an innocuous-sounding “parnosso fair” when its real goal is chas vesholom to promote kefira.

    Jobs for J!

    #917806
    2qwerty
    Participant

    Neenee, i don’t know what made you think that I can help you.

    All I was saying is that if you want a ride you should contact them.

    #917807

    You could have an exhibitor present classes for a GED, when in reality that exhibitor is an organization that supports and encourages people who fry out.

    In some communities, a letter from a rav is necessary to collect tzedaka.

    #917808
    neenee
    Member

    to 2qwerty: sorry

    #917809
    WIY
    Member

    LJ = Loyal Joe

    #917810
    Yedei Chesed
    Member

    I’ll be there!

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