Congregation Etz Chaim of DuPage County

Tree of Life Network


Supported by the Social Action Committee and Jewish Vocational Services, the Tree of Life Network is dedicated to bringing together both sides of the employment equation and being a resource for helping congregants find the information they need. The networking group will meet in-person at Etz Chaim and online via a LinkedIn group. To join the Tree of Life Network group on LinkedIn, click here to request membership. The LinkedIn group is a private group administered by Jeff Roseman and is only open to synagogue members. There is no cost to participate in the group and congregants of all ages are welcome to join.

Future networking sessions will deal with questions like:

  • What free resources are available to job seekers?
  • How do I write a better resume?
  • What are behavioral interviews and why are they becoming so popular?
  • How is the internet changing how businesses recruit?
  • Where can I post job listings for free?
  • How can I leverage the LinkedIn to find a job or grow my business?
  • What are the tools every good networker needs?

Please contact Jeff Roseman if you are interested in helping organize this group or wish to participate.

Worthwhile resources shared at the listening sessions

  • Jewish Vocational Services, JVS, which is a non-profit, non-sectarian job placement and career development agency.
  • On the JVS site where employers post jobs and others look for jobs. It “Offers Employers An Easy Way to Access Qualified Applicants and Talent to Address Their Workforce and Staffing Needs.”
  • The workNet DuPage Career center in Lisle is another non-profit agency that seeks to provide job seekers with the tools necessary for successful employment and to assist local businesses in strengthening their workforce.
  • DuPage Workforce Board on the National Career Readiness Certificate(NCRC), a new program which certifies workers.

Jeff Roseman and Alice Heinz are co-chairing the new Tree of Life Network at Etz Chaim.