In an effort to help talmidim explore various career paths, MTA recently launched a weekly workshop series entitled “What Do People Do All Day?” Through the series, talmidim learn about different careers from successful and inspiring speakers who are leaders in their fields. The series aims to inspire talmidim to discover the professions that best match their skills and interests and provides them with a unique opportunity to learn from experts in these sectors. “Think back to your teenage and even your college years - the career paths you considered were likely constrained by your immediate experience. For the students, hearing an inspiring speaker might spark interest in a career they might otherwise never have considered,” said MTA parent Clive Lipshitz, who originated the program.
The first wave of speakers includes MTA parent Gedaliah Friedenberg, a Lead Engineer at Facebook; Greg Zuckerman, best-selling author and Special Writer for the Wall Street Journal; Ahron Herring, Chief Investment Officer at Yeshiva University; Michael Eisenberg, a leading venture capitalist in Israel; and Dr. Joel Finkelstein, a computational neuroscientist and visiting fellow at Princeton University. “One of the main goals of our yeshiva is to build a strong foundation for our talmidim on which they will build their futures,” said MTA Head of School Rabbi Joshua Kahn. “This program provides the ultimate platform for our talmidim to research the career paths that interest them and gain valuable first-hand knowledge of what careers in their desired fields actually look like.”