Parnassah Expo to Be Held in Lakewood for Tri-State Region


parnassah-expoLakewood, NJ – The Lakewood Learn and Network Kollel is in the midst of hectic preparations for its upcoming Parnassah Expo, slated to be held at Bais Yaakov High School Hall in Lakewood on February 26.

“The expo will be geared towards bringing the entire spectrum of the financial, educational and vocational aspects of the frum world together to give opportunities to all involved,” Reb Duvi Honig, founder of the Learn and Network concept, told

Reb Duvi has spent the past two years working to spread the successful tools of his Learn and Network concept for the benefit of the entire frum community.

At the expo, which will be open to men and women with separate hours, attendees will be educated about many communal organizations and their services that can help them find employment, get an education, or learn a trade. At the same time, the expo will inform attendees about government and state programs offering immediate assistance, such as food stamps, insurance, and more.

“For those out of jobs, the goal is to help people provide for themselves and their families until they find employment,” said Reb Duvi.

Those seeking employment will have a fantastic opportunity to find the appropriate working environment that matches their skills and needs. Companies and mosdos including Oorah, B&H Photo and Astor Chocolate, among others, will be participating in the event. Companies in various fields, including health, energy, technology, food production and insurance will be present at the event.

The expo, which will be geared to the entire New York/New Jersey region, will benefit employers as well in finding the perfect candidates to fill open positions.

“Protecting the frum community from the financial crises gripping the entire country is vital,” says Reb Duvi. “We can do so by dedicating our time, energy and resources together.”

Social service organizations participating in the expo include Agudas Yisroel’s PCS, OU Jobs, EPI, Mesila, and the LRRC.

Back in November, Reb Duvi convened a meeting in Lakewood with heads of social service organizations as well as municipal, county and state officials to discuss how they can help the community with their many services.

The goal of that meeting and the upcoming expo, said Reb Duvi, is to determine how “the frum community can benefit from the many available services and have them all work together to address the community’s growing needs” as one body.

“It’s all about maximizing possibilities that already exist to help people with their parnassah,” Reb Duvi toldĀ “The impact of getting a person a job or connecting people with existing programs is immeasurable. With the help of officials and caring individuals, there is so much we can do for members of the frum community.”

One of the interesting facets of the expo will be a special focus on the field of chinuch, with a presentation on chinuch opportunities and improving one’s skills for the chinuch world.

Seminars at the event will address job transitions, unemployment anxiety, entering the workforce, finding employment, money management, head-hunting, career coaching, available courses, and other parnassah-related topics.

Transportation to the expo will be provided from Brooklyn and Monsey.

For sponsorship information, for additional details about the expo, and companies looking to hire employees, email or call 732.987.7704.

Reb Duvi’s Learn & Network Kollel in Lakewood continues its daily learning at Bais Medrash Kol Chaim, located at 618 Caranetta Drive. Daily learning is from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by Maariv. Networking takes place on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Each day, from 5:45 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., there is a Daf Yomi shiur. A seder in Sefer Chofetz Chaim takes place daily at 6:45 p.m. The kollel‘s Sunday halacha seder is delivered by Rav Avrohom Dovid Waxman. The kollel also features a chizuk evening every Thursday at 6:30 p.m. with special guest speakers.

{Shmiel Newscenter}


  1. Yasher koach. Reality has finally set in. With enough of our families making parnassah, maybe we can finally find enough money to fully support those few who have the ability to become European-level talmidei chachamim, poskim and gedolim, so they can learn and develop without the distractions of dealing with poverty or family tensions with supporting in-laws.

  2. Please note that there is a date change.
    The date of the Expo will be IY”H Feb 26!
    Cant wait to see you there!
    If you would like to have a booth to hire or give courses or feel you have what to offer please call us!
    If you can sponsor the event as well please call us!
    Thank you!

  3. #1

    No its not! EPI happens to work out of the same building of the OU, but they work independently on their own..

    The OU does more educational and job posting on this web site

    EPI Networking does actual recruiting and placed in the past 2.5 years well over 1000 people back to work. I was personally helped by them, it was lifesaving!