January 6, 2013 12:38 am at 12:38 am #607699
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?
ThanksJanuary 6, 2013 1:55 am at 1:55 am #917786
They usually have a small variety of commision-based jobs available. If you are interested…January 6, 2013 3:01 am at 3:01 am #917787
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.January 6, 2013 3:38 am at 3:38 am #917788
I would like to attend. I wonder if they have any buses from Brooklyn.January 6, 2013 4:53 am at 4:53 am #917789
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?January 6, 2013 5:02 am at 5:02 am #917790
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.January 6, 2013 5:08 am at 5:08 am #917791
Ask your rav first. Some of these things are run by anti-kollel types for treif motives.January 6, 2013 5:53 am at 5:53 am #917792
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.January 6, 2013 6:11 am at 6:11 am #917793
Unloyal Jew: why the hate? no one asked you to attend. You would probably ruin it anyhow.January 6, 2013 7:44 pm at 7:44 pm #917794
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.January 7, 2013 4:06 am at 4:06 am #917795
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?January 7, 2013 5:28 am at 5:28 am #917796
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.January 7, 2013 7:40 am at 7:40 am #917797mewhoParticipant
whats a treif motive with regard to getting a job?January 7, 2013 11:57 am at 11:57 am #917798zahavasdadParticipant
Food and a roof over ones head is not a material LuxuryJanuary 7, 2013 1:18 pm at 1:18 pm #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.January 7, 2013 2:10 pm at 2:10 pm #917800NaftushMember
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?January 7, 2013 2:40 pm at 2:40 pm #917801
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.January 7, 2013 3:50 pm at 3:50 pm #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.January 7, 2013 4:00 pm at 4:00 pm #917803gavra_at_workParticipant
Loyal Jew = Joe.
’nuff said.January 7, 2013 5:10 pm at 5:10 pm #917804NaftushMember
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?January 7, 2013 6:10 pm at 6:10 pm #917805gavra_at_workParticipant
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!January 7, 2013 6:41 pm at 6:41 pm #917806
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.January 7, 2013 10:06 pm at 10:06 pm #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.January 8, 2013 2:54 am at 2:54 am #917808
to 2qwerty: sorryJanuary 8, 2013 2:24 pm at 2:24 pm #917809WIYMember
LJ = Loyal JoeJanuary 8, 2013 6:03 pm at 6:03 pm #917810Yedei ChesedMember
I’ll be there!
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