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3rd Annual Job Fair

Wednesday, March 21, 10:00 – 1:30 PM                               Held at JCC in Manhattan

Meet professionals from a broad range of companies and staffing firms. Speak with employers, speed networking event, and small businesses. Meet our legal and financial, career transition and counseling specialists. Pre-registration required by calling (646) 505-5708 or online at www.jccmanhattan.org.

 

Excel III

Thursday, March 1, 10:00 – 12:00 PM                                   Held at F·E·G·S Employment & Career Transition Services

This workshop will cover all basic aspects of using LinkedIn including invitations, inbox messages, profile searches, editing and managing your profile. It will also go over a few unique features such as network updates, answers, groups, job search, and recommendations. You must have a profile or have attended LinkedIn 1 in order to attend.  To register, visit www.ParnossahWorksFEGS.org

 

Develop A Strong Resume

Thursday, March 1, 2:00 – 4:00 PM                                       Held at F·E·G·S Employment & Career Transition Services

Your resume is one of the most important tools you will need to land that next interview. Employers need to see that you are not only an outstanding individual, but also the best person for their job. In this workshop we will go over a variety of resume types as well as how your resume may vary depending on your level of experience, if you are a career changer or if you are applying for jobs in a variety of disciplines. We will discuss practical ways to make your skills and experience stand out on paper, and look at strategies to make your resume demonstrate that you are the ideal candidate for the job! To register, visitwww.ParnossahWorksFEGS.org.

 

Get a Good Night’s Sleep! with Bernice Todres

Thursday, March 1, 7:00 – 9:00 PM                                       Held at JCC in Manhattan

Getting a night of restful sleep can be difficult for many of us, particularly in these difficult times. Bernice Todres has been helping people use the techniques of mindfulness meditation to address this challenging issue for many years.
**If you are a registered Connect to Care client you are eligible to come to these JCC programs for free. You must call (212) 632-4602 to reserve your space now. Seats arelimited.

 

Navigating Successful Career Change

Monday, March 5, 10:00 – 12:00 PM                                     Held at F·E·G·S Employment & Career Transition Services

With the changing job market, some job seekers have had significant challenges in securing interviews, obtaining job offers and maintaining employment. If the current market has necessitated considering a career change or if you just want to change careers, there are strategies that will help you market yourself effectively. This workshop will address how to effectively make a transition and increase your marketability to employers. We will discuss tools to determine trends in the market, methods of networking, developing a strategy and remaining motivated so that you have the best chance of reaching your goals. To register, visit www.ParnossahWorksFEGS.org.

 

Word 4 – Additional Advanced Concepts And Editing

Monday, March 5, 2:00 – 4:00 PM                                         Held at F·E·G·S Employment & Career Transition Services

This workshop builds on the topics covered in previous sessions, and assumes familiarity with the Word 2007 interface. This session covers working with headers and footers in a document, including references and page numbers; as well as working with tables. Prior intermediate knowledge or completion of the Word 3 workshop is required To register, visit www.ParnossahWorksFEGS.org

Also offered on: March 2.

Looking On The Bright Side – Keeping A Positive Frame Of Mind -  In Riverdale
Tuesday, March 6, 7:00 – 8:15 PM                                         Held at JBFCS – Beatman Center in Riverdale

Learn how to package yourself and your accomplishments in a positive light and develop skills to cope with negative thoughts which we all carry. This workshop is designed for new and returning participants. This workshop with Lisa Licht Hirsch, Ph.D., Senior Psychologist, at the Beatman Center of JBFCS will teach tools to curb negative thinking and strengthen constructive and effective approaches to dealing with life’s challenges. Returning and new participants welcome. Pre-registration required by calling (212) 632-4602 or emailconnect-to-care@jbfcs.org

 

Cover Letters and Thank You Notes

Wednesday, March 7, 10:00 – 12:00 PM                               Held at F·E·G·S Employment & Career Transition Services

The purpose of a cover letter is 1) introduce yourself and your resume, as is proper business etiquette, 2) convey your abilities vis-a-vis the company’s needs, and 3) intrigue the reader regarding your potential value to their organization.  A well written cover letter entices the reader to learn more about you by reading your resume.  In this workshop, F·E·G·S will discuss the different types of cover letters, and the ways you can make your skills and experience stand out.  We will also discuss style, content and timing of the Thank You Note, which follows an interview. To register, visit www.ParnossahWorksFEGS.org

 

Word I

Wednesday, March 7, 2:00 – 4:00 PM                                   Held at F·E·G·S Employment & Career Transition Services

This seminar is an introduction to the basics of MS Word 2007 and simple text editing. This hands-on workshop assumes little to no experience with text editing. We will dive right into the basic topics including typing, moving around the page, using the cursor. We will also cover basic formatting including font type and size.  To register, visitwww.ParnossahWorksFEGS.org

 

Word 2 – Concepts and Editing

Thursday, March 8, 10:00 – 12:00 PM                                   Held at F·E·G·S Employment & Career Transition Services

The second workshop in the Word 2007 Tutorial series builds on the previous topics covered in Word Basics and assumes some familiarity with the Word interface. The topics covered are more advanced editing and formatting: saving & opening documents, indenting, copying & pasting, spacing, and using Word’s spell check feature. Prior knowledge or having completed Word 1 is required To register, visitwww.ParnossahWorksFEGS.org

 

Introduction to Professional Online Social Networking

Monday, March 12, 10:00 – 12:00 PM                                   Held at F·E·G·S Employment & Career Transition Services

Did you know that you can do strategic effective networking from the privacy of your own home?  We all remember the days when “networking” meant attending a breakfast or dinner and exchanging business cards with promises to meet in the future.  Just like every other aspect of job searching, networking has moved to cyberspace, and a wide variety of websites have been developed that are dedicated to bringing people together via the Internet.

To register, visit www.ParnossahWorksFEGS.org

 

Excel IV

Monday, March 12, 2:00 – 4:00 PM                                       Held at F·E·G·S Employment & Career Transition Services

Excel 4 will return from print and view options to the use of formulas and functions. Spreadsheets with more functionality are discussed as new concepts in calculations are presented. Real world application is presented as students will use pre-set files to practice on. Data entry shortcuts and precision will be discussed as well as data types and form. The difference between absolute formulas versus relative formulas will be a major piece. The class ends with linked spreadsheets (working with and connected more than one file together). Prior intermediate knowledge or having completed Excel 3 is requiredTo register, visit www.ParnossahWorksFEGS.org

 

From Strength to Strength: Jewish Spiritual Support As You Seek Employment

Tuesday, March 13, 2:30 – 4:00 PM                                       Held at JBFCS

The economic downturn challenges us to search for hope and build resilience. You are not alone. Twice a month we will draw strength and support from Jewish stories, poetry, rituals, songs, and more – and from one another.  Gather new perspectives and insights, while sharing ideas about how to remain optimistic during these very tough times. Facilitated by Rabbi Simkha Y. Weintraub, LCSW. RSVP required before every meeting at (212) 632-4602 or connect-to-care@jbfcs.org

Also offered on: March 27.

Job Seekers Group

Wednesday, March 14, 10:00 – 11:00 APM                           Held at Brooklyn Heights Synagogue

Calling all job seekers to join this new group forming in Brownstone Brooklyn. Are you looking for ways to stay connected and motivated in this transition period?  Join with other job seekers for mutual support, brainstorming, action tips and more as participants work on next steps. Facilitated by a JBFCS Connect to Care clinician.  For more information and to pre-register, call (212) 632-4602 or email connect-to-care@jbfcs.org.

Also offered on: March 28.

Linked In 1

Wednesday, March 14, 2:00 – 4:00 PM                                 Held at F·E·G·S Employment & Career Transition Services

You’ve heard all the buzz about LinkedIn, but what is it? This workshop will cover the basics of how to use LinkedIn. We will offer a step-by-step guide to creating a profile, uploading contacts, and beginning to network online.  To register, visitwww.ParnossahWorksFEGS.org

 

Self Parenting 101: Learning To Take Your Own Side

Monday, March 4, 6:30 – 8:00 PM                                         Held at JCC in Manhattan

What would your life be like if you treated yourself as if you were someone you loved? Join Nancy Shainberg-Colier to explore the benefits of being on your own side. Takes place on 2 Wednesdays, March 14 & 21. **If you are a registered Connect to Care client you are eligible to come to these JCC programs for free. You must call (212) 632-4602 to reserve your space now. Seats are limited.

 

Advanced PowerPoint

Thursday, March 15, 10:00 – 12:00 PM                                 Held at F·E·G·S Employment & Career Transition Services

This workshop builds on the introduction course and previous experience in PowerPoint is required. Topics include slide sorting, slide orientation, inserting graphs and tables, slide formatting, and menus. Questions pertaining to PowerPoint are also welcome! Prior knowledge or completing Introduction to PowerPoint is required. To register, visitwww.ParnossahWorksFEGS.org.

 

Successful Interviewing

Thursday, March 15, 10:00 – 12:00 PM                                 Held at F·E·G·S Employment & Career Transition Services

Don’t let an unexpected interview question or a lack of preparation catch you off guard. This workshop will provide you with a step-by-step guide to navigating the interview process, from researching the company before you arrive to writing a stand-out thank you note once you leave.  To register, visit www.ParnossahWorksFEGS.org

 

Word 3 – Advanced Concepts and Editing

Monday, March 19, 2:00 – 4:00 PM                                       Held at F·E·G·S Employment & Career Transition Services

The third workshop in the Word 2007 Tutorial series builds on the topics covered in the previous workshops and assumes familiarity with the Word interface. This workshop is resume-oriented. We will examine various sample resumes in order to acquire the tools needed to create our own presentations. Topics covered include: borders and shading, bulleting and numbering, and advanced indents. Prior intermediate knowledge or having completed Word 2 is required To register, visit www.ParnossahWorksFEGS.org

 

Job Search for the Mature Worker

Tuesday, March 20, 10:00 – 12:00 PM                                   Held at F·E·G·S Employment & Career Transition Services

Job search, particularly if one has held a single position for a long time, is a daunting task. As a mature person there are concerns that may make this task more challenging. We will look at methods and approaches to searching, resume preparation and interview practices that will better prepare the mature worker to face this task. The major focus will be on accessing the 85% of jobs that are not advertised.  To register, visit www.ParnossahWorksFEGS.org

 

Looking On The Bright Side – Keeping A Positive Frame Of Mind – in Manhattan

Tuesday, March 20, 12:00 – 1:15 PM                         Held at JBFCS

Learn how to package yourself and your accomplishments in a positive light and develop skills to cope with negative thoughts which we all carry. This workshop is designed for new and returning participants. This workshop with Lisa Licht Hirsch, Ph.D., Senior Psychologist, at the Beatman Center of JBFCS will teach tools to curb negative thinking and strengthen constructive and effective approaches to dealing with life’s challenges. Returning and new participants welcome. Pre-registration required by calling (212) 632-4602 or emailconnect-to-care@jbfcs.org

 

Access to Health Care: Health Insurance Options in New York State

Tuesday, March 20, 1:15 – 2:45 PM                                       Held at 14th Street Y

What are the laws that regulate private insurance and what are its costs? How does the new health care law affect people impacted by this economic downturn? Workshop lead by a representative from NYLAG, New York Legal Assistance Group. To register or for more information call Dana at 646-395-4336 or dana_federbush@14streety.org.

 

3rd Annual Job Fair

Wednesday, March 21, 10:00 – 1:30 PM                               Held at JCC in Manhattan

For more information call by (212) 632-4602 or email connect-to-care@jbfcs.org.

Pre-registration for this even is required by calling (646) 505-5708 or online atwww.jccmanhattan.org.

 

Budget Watchers: Start the New Year Right, Become a “Budget Watcher”

Thursday, March 22, 9:30 – 11:00 AM                                   Held at JBFCS

Winning your debt collection lawsuit might be easier than you think. Topics in this workshop include a brief introduction to the life of a debt, the acceptable ways in which debt collectors can serve you with court papers, what to expect when you are sued by a debt collector and collection trends. A NYLAG attorney will review your rights and discuss some common debtor defenses. Even if you are not being sued you should know your rights and pass the information on to family and friends. This session will also be facilitated by a NYLAG financial counselor and a JBFCS clinician. Bagels and Coffee will be served. Pre-registration required by calling (212) 632-4602 or email connect-to-care@jbfcs.org

Outlook Workshop

Thursday, March 22, 10:00 – 12:00 PM                                 Held at F·E·G·S Employment & Career Transition Services

This class will cover the basics of Microsoft Outlook 2007, Microsoft’s email and information management program. Creating and sending emails, using the calendar, creating and searching through contacts, and taking advantage of the Task list will be discussed in class. No prior knowledge of Outlook is required.
To register, visit www.ParnossahWorksFEGS.org.

 

Excel I

Monday, March 26, 2:00 – 4:00 PM                                       Held at F·E·G·S Employment & Career Transition Services

Introduction to Excel Class covers the initial concepts of the Excel program, focusing on vocabulary and terms, navigation around the workbook, identifying useful tools, and beginning to use the simple abilities of the application.  Entering data, editing and format are included.  This class is intended for those who have never used Excel before or have a very limited knowledge. To register, visit www.ParnossahWorksFEGS.org.

 

Clues to Your Life’s Mission

Tuesday, March 27, 10:30 – 12:00 PM                                   Held at JBFCS

What is your reason for being?  What do you hope to contribute to this world?  What do you stand for?  Does your current life reflect those values?  In this seminar, you will have an opportunity to think about, clarify and write your mission statement, a brief succinct and focused statement of purpose that can be used to guide and evaluate all of your life’s activities, in your personal and your professional life, to make sure that you stay true to yourself and live a meaningful and fulfilling life.  This workshop will be lead by Irina Gomelskaya, a Certified Life and Career Coach, and JBFCS Board Member. Pre-registration required by calling (212) 632-4602 or email connect-to-care@jbfcs.org

Closing The Deal – Preparation for Offer & Negotiation

Tuesday, March 27, 2:00 – 4:00 PM                                       Held at F·E·G·S Employment & Career Transition Services

This workshop will cover all aspects of receiving, evaluating, and accepting an offer.   It will provide you with options you should consider for evaluating an offer and negotiating the best deal.

 

Excel II

Wednesday, March 28, 2:00 – 4:00 PM                                 Held at F·E·G·S Employment & Career Transition Services

Excel 2 begins where the first class leaves off, building upon the basic concepts of the program. Class will continue to learn terms and functions of Excel. They will incorporate shortcuts, working with multiple worksheets, inserting new sheets and columns/rows to your spreadsheets. This class will introduce basic calculations and formulas. Formatting and style are introduced as students learn to make their spreadsheets presentable. Prior knowledge or completing Excel 1 is required. To register, visit www.ParnossahWorksFEGS.org.

 

Perfecting Your Pitch: Getting the Results You Want

Wednesday, March 28, 7:30 – 9:00 PM                                 Held AtCongregation Beth Elohim (Brownstone Brooklyn)

No matter where you are on your career path, an authentic, powerful pitch delivered with confidence will move you forward. Led by two experienced, professional career coaches, Jen Schenkel and Jan Brown, you will:  •      Get clear about the story you are telling with your pitch • Clarify what’s holding you back  • Practice with your peers and get immediate feedback about what’s working and what’s not • Walk away with at least one new contact – AND a much improved pitch!  Pre-registration required by calling (212) 632-4602 or emailconnect-to-care@jbfcs.org

Excel III

Thursday, March 29, 10:00 – 12:00 PM                                 Held at F·E·G·S Employment & Career Transition Services

During Excel 3, printing and page settings will be discussed. Students will also learn how to use different views to isolate data. Real world application is presented as students will use pre-set files to practice on. Prior intermediate knowledge or having completed Excel 2 is required. To register, visit www.ParnossahWorksFEGS.org.

 

The Rights of Tenants

Thursday, March 29, 6:30 – 8:00 PM                                     Held at JCC in Manhattan

Passing a rent-controlled or rent-stabilized apartment to family, causes for eviction, the laws around deregulation and how to get repairs done if your landlord refuses to do them.
**If you are a registered Connect to Care client you are eligible to come to these JCC programs for free. You must call (212) 632-4602 to reserve your space now. Seats are limited.

 

 


Improve Your Computer Competence and Learn New Skills!

Computer Lab workshops on Microsoft Office skills, Excel, LinkedIn are offered throughout the month at F·E·G·S Employment & Career Transition Services.  Visitwww.ParnossahWorksFEGS.org for workshop descriptions, dates and time.

 

 

 

 

 

Daily Drop-in Facilitated Meditation                                               Held at JCC in Manhattan

Mon–Fri, ongoing (except holidays), 7:30–8:30 am

Mon–Thu, ongoing (except holidays), 5:45–6:45 pm

Want to de-stress? Are you looking for a way to strengthen your practice? Join our gifted meditation teachers for gentle instruction, sitting practice, and time for questions and answers. We meet every weekday morning and four afternoons a week in our beautiful Makom space. No registration necessaryFree for all, but contributions are suggested.

Faculty: Jon Aaron, Rachel Cowan, Linda Thal, Shalom Gorewitz, Sheila Lewis, Jonathan Slater, and Bernice Todres.

 

 

 

 

 

Take a Chance at the JCC Each Saturday Night                  Held at JCC in Manhattan

Every Saturday night, 7:15–8:15 pm

A Free Monthly Fitness and Wellness Series. Take free a class on us with “Get Gallim!” (Dance Improv), Naam Yoga, Aerial Flow Yoga and Zumba. No experience required! All levels welcome. Please sign up at the Health Club Welcome Desk or call (646) 505-5716for information.