Monday, March 30, 2009

JES Presentation

I posted a couple of weeks ago about a possible announcement, and noted at the time that a lot of people would guess one of three things - all way bigger than what it actually is. The three guesses I predicted were:
  • Are you moving?!
  • Is there a third Goldish kid on the way?!
  • Did you get a new job?!
For now, at least, all of those are "No"s. Meanwhile, about a dozen people guessed the first, a little less the second, and a handful the third. What is actually happening is the following:

Playing – And Praying – In The Black,

But Living In The Red

Just How Much Does Being Jewish Cost?

From Kosher food and dating to Shul membership and Yeshiva tuition, SerandEz's Ezzie Goldish will discuss the initial findings of the first ever Jewish Economic Survey*. The presentation will focus on discussing the current economic picture of the Orthodox Jewish community, providing knowledge and ideas you can use to plan your future. Both singles and married couples are invited to attend.

Moderated by Tamar Snyder,

Business & Philanthropy reporter at The Jewish Week, and founder of Pazit

Wednesday, May 6th, 8:00 P.M.

at the Mount Sinai Jewish Center of Washington Heights

135 Bennett Avenue, New York, NY 10040

* Take the survey in advance at

This program is being sponsored by Mt. Sinai and Pazit, an organization charged with empowering Jewish women to take control of their financial futures.

Obviously, I'm really excited at the opportunity to take this to another level. The ideas behind this are important on both an individual and a communal level, and bringing those ideas into people's day-to-day lives are really important both in the present and especially for the future of the Jewish community.

A quick thank you to C^2 (who started this ball rolling), Tamar Snyder, G, Orthonomics, and others for helping it get this far already. I've been really impressed at the willingness and desire on the part of those who have seen it or heard about it to help out. Tomorrow I'll hopefully post some other interesting tidbits that I'm seeing in the trends. Meanwhile, please pass the survey along far and wide! The more data, the better the impact. Thank you!


  1. Hatzlachah rabba!

  2. Ezzie's coming to the 'hood!
    Good for you!

  3. Nice!
    "Ezzie the Economics Expert"- sounds good.

  4. Oh, I might actually be able to come! This sounds awesome! Congrats!

  5. I hope that your out-of-town blog visitors can get video or some reproduction of the event.

  6. Maybe I'll do a review if I take good enough notes. :)

  7. I'm so glad this came to fruition since we discussed! I will do my best to make it.

  8. NoyG - Nu, gonna stop in? :)

    G6 - Thank you!

    SR - Thanks :)

    Irina - Great! I look forward to seeing you! :)

    Anon - I'd love to take it to other cities as well! (Feel free to e-mail me.)

    Scraps - Hehe. We should hire Chana... except she'd catch every error.

    SaraK - :D Great! Thanks for the support!

  9. "Both singles and married couples are invited to attend."

    Why is that statement necessary? Why would someone think otherwise?

  10. Anon - Why not? Doesn't hurt to make clear that it's for everyone.