The Jewish community is universally respected for its entrepreneurship and business prowess. The Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce (OJC) unites all factions of the global Jewish community’s business sphere – making an immense contribution to both the community’s businesses and professionals, and the business world at large.
Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce
The Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce is a global umbrella of businesses of all sizes, along with leading professionals, elected officials and communal activists. The Chamber empowers its members and the broader community to network with each other and harness this invaluable network to stimulate economic opportunity and positively affect the public policy of governments around the world.
The Chamber, led by its Executive Public Policy Committee, isunique in how it utilizes the power of the business world to affect public policy. The Chamber and its leadership have close personal relationships with the highest echelons of the White House, Senate, House of Representatives, Israeli Knesset and other halls of governmental and diplomatic power.
The Chamber brings the unique dynamic of the Jewish community economy to the attention of world leaders, and helps them devise policies that would be beneficial. The Chamber has also been at the forefront in the battle against UN anti-Semitism and the BDS movement, which seek to harm Jewish businesses and professionals around the globe.
The Chamber was honored in the halls of the U.S. Senate in 2016 by a bipartisan delegation of Senators in honor of Jewish Heritage Month, and held an internationally publicized press conference in front of the UN, headlined by former Ambassador John Bolton. The Chamber also led a trailblazing “U.S.-Israel Business Alliance” mission to Israel along with former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee and dozens of other dignitaries, which included an internationally publicized Knesset symposium attended by a dozen prominent MKs, and a VIP business networking dinner at the King David Hotel.
The Chamber’s “Parnassah Network” division hosts comprehensive one-day seminars throughout the year on various pertinent topics in top contemporary fields. The seminars feature top of the line presenters who field audience Q & A’s and are available for follow up contact. Seminars have an attendance limit to ensure maximum one-on-one interactions, and are offered at a highly subsidized rate to ensure access to all.
The Parnassah Network division taps into the Chamber’s vast network to assist individuals who reach out for assistance on a daily basis. This includes connecting them with experienced business owners and advisors in their (desired) fields, professional coaches, as well as other individuals or business entities that can offer them helpful guidance and/or other resources.
The Chamber has individual committees of business owners and activists in communities throughout the United States. Business networking events are arranged in these communities, offering locals some time out to take advantage of intriguing presenters, pertinent advice and invaluable networking opportunities.
J-Biz Expo and Business Conference
The annual J-Biz Expo and Business Conference is the largest Jewish community B2B event in the world, and the Chamber’s flagship project. J-Biz is held at a massive expo center in the New York/New Jersey region, easily accessible from major Jewish communities and transportation hubs. The event caters to all industries and attracts hundreds of exhibitors and thousands of attendees from around the world.
J - Biz is comprised of two key components:
- A business conference with elite presenters who deliver addresses and workshops on a broad range of pertinent business topics.
- A massive B2B floor where exhibitors and attendees network face to face, offering untold opportunity for business exposure and relationship forming.
J - Biz features an affordable entrance fee, and exhibition discounts for new businesses, to ensure that this unique opportunity can be enjoyed by those at all economic levels. In addition, there is a “The Accelerator” investors panel, where presenters are offered up to $1 million in exchange for partnerships in their innovative new business or product.
The Chamber’s predecessor, “Parnassah Network,” was founded by New Jersey businessman Duvi Honig in 2009, during the peak of the economic downturn. Duvi, an ambitious young entrepreneur, had built up an impressive real estate portfolio, only to find himself deeply in the red as a result of the crisis.
Duvi recognized that it was time to form an innovative networkwith innovative resources, in sync with a fast-changing economy, that would create economic opportunity for those at all economic levels and stages in life. With incredible energy and determination, Duvi and his team have propelled the Chamber into the powerhouse it is today.