TBS CareerConnections

As part of Temple Beth Shalom's "Caring/Chesed" activities, TBS CareersConnections offers assistance for Temple members who are looking for employment or considering a career/life style change. If you need assistance, please contact Sheryl Hirsch at [email protected] or at 781-799-0614.

Networking Opportunities

Through the TBS LinkedIn Group, you can view and share job leads and communicate with other TBS members on career topics. To join, go to LinkedIn and enter "Temple Beth Shalom, Needham" in the group search field. You can also network at various Temple activities and events, as well as one-on-one with other members.

How can TBS members help?

Can you spare an hour and network with a TBS member?
(Minimal time commitment and based on your availability)
One of the best ways to support those in the job search process is through networking. You could perform a true "mitzvah" by meeting with a temple member looking for ideas on his or her job search or career change.

Are you an employer, or do you know of job opportunities?
Do you have expertise and or connections with others in a certain field?
Please join our LinkedIn group and let us know about your background. And if you are an employer, or know of job openings, please consider posting them on the TBS LinkedIn web site, or contacting Sheryl Hirsch at [email protected].

Other Resources:

  • JVS, Jewish Vocational Service, through its Career Moves division, offers a wide range of services and programs for the professional level job seeker. They provide one-on-one career counseling, job search coaching, social media tutorials and classes, as well as networking events and career panels. Career Moves @JVS also supports a weekly career networking group at Temple Ohabei Shalom, 1187 Beacon Street in Brookline, MA. The meetings are held Wednesdays at 10:00 AM and are sponsored by the Temple's Brotherhood. For more information contact [email protected].

    For more information on JVS, visit www.career-moves.org
    Blog: careermovesjvs.blogspot.com

  • www.transitionsneedham.org. "TransitionsNeedham" is a program located out of the Presbyterian Church at 1458 Great Plain Ave. Visit their website to learn more, you can also join TransitionsNeedham LinkedIn community.

  • Other helpful organizations include the Needham/Newton Chamber of Commerce at www.nnchamber.com.


The predecessor to TBS CareerConnections, TBS C.A.R.E.S, which received an"Innovation Award" from Jewish Vocational Services, was formed to meet the needs of Temple Beth Shalom members who were affected by the 2008/09 recession. Many thanks to the founders of TBS CARES, Richard Atkind, Morris Porter and Ken Spigel. Their hard work provided invaluable support to many during a challenging time. We also wish to acknowledge Rabbi Jay Perlman, Rabbi Todd Markley, Debbie Lipsett, Steve Snyder, Neil Baron and members of the TBS community who have offered their encouragement, support and time.