Learn and Network Kollel to Open in Flatbush


honig-kollelThe Flatbush community will soon be home to its own Learn & Network Kollel, located at Agudas Yisroel of Madison, which is led by its mara d’asra, Rav Yisroel Reisman. The Flatbush initiative follows the communities of Lakewood and Monsey, where flourishing Learn and Network programs have been established by R’ Duvi Honig. 

The Learn & Network program is designed to provide people looking to start out in the workforce, or transition from one job to another, a convenient place to both learn with a chavrusah and network as well. Attendees can connect with others looking to boost their career or start a new one, as well as with current and retired businessmen who can provide insights into job search and starting a business.

The daily program in Flatbush will also offer many additional career enhancement services and training to give participants the tools they need to advance their careers. These include help with career assessments, résumé writing, interview training, job postings, and business software training. Information on programs that are available through organizations such as EPI, PCS and others, including help with job placement and loans for new businesses, will also be made available to participants. Representatives of these organizations will be available to help participants take advantage of the programs they offer.

The Flatbush Learn & Network Kollel will also offer seminars delivered by businessmen and professionals on a variety of topics to help job seekers gain a competitive edge and to inform them of trends in the marketplace, providing insights into a variety of fields worth exploring.

In addition, the learning program will offer shiurim and lectures from various rabbonim.

Thursdays will feature a “Chizuk Evening” with speeches from noted rabbonim, including Rav Yisroel Reisman, Rav Moshe Meir Weiss, Rav Bentzion Shafier and others. This portion of the Learn & Network program will be affiliated with the well-known Flatbush-based Hakhel organization.

The Flatbush program will be starting this Monday, January 17, at 5:30 pm. The speakers at the inaugural event will be Rav Yisroel Reisman, rov of Agudas Yisroel of Madison and rosh yeshiva of Yeshiva Torah Vodaas; Rav Heshy Kleinman, author of Praying with Fire and rosh kollel of the Flatbush Learn & Network Kollel; and R’ Duvi Honig, founder of the Learn & Network programs, who will explain the concept behind his new initiatives. A hot buffet will be served and zemiros will be provided by Chazzan Aryeh Spielman.

The program will be held at Agudas Yisroel of Madison, located at 2122 Avenue S in Flatbush.

The Learn & Network Kollel learning will take place each day, Sunday thru Thursday, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.  A daily shiur from 6 to 7 p.m. will cover approximately one amud in Maseches Brachos, alibah dehilchisah, each day. Refreshments and coffee will be available on a daily basis.

Tuesday evenings will feature networking amongst attendees.

All are welcome to attend all or part of the program each day, whether one is looking for work or seeking a positive way to spend part of the day off from work.

For more information, email info@learnandnetwork.com or call the Learn & Network Kollel main office at 732.987.7704. To sign up for a chavrusah, email chavrusa@learnandnetwork.com or call the main office.

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