Rabbi Yitchak Eilenberg is an entrepreneur in a unique field who was able to use the resources CHYE provided to improve his business. Rabbi Eilenberg generously gave us a few minutes to talk about his experience with CHYE and how it helped him get to the next level.
What is your business?
I am a trained and certified sofer. I write and check teffilin and mezuzos and give safrus lessons. I am also the owner of Chevras Hasofrim located at 480 Albany Avenue next to the shipping center, where we specialize in lower-cost klafim, batim, retzuos and mezuzos.
What did CHYE do for you?
I was introduced to CHYE by a relative who told me about the classes on business that they offered. I went to a few and I found them really insightful. The different experts who gave the classes were amazing, and getting the chance to speak to them after those classes was very beneficial. Then I found out about the personal mentoring sessions that were being offered and that’s when things really took off.
I met with business counselor Mr. Yehuda Berg 4 or 5 times, and each time, he introduced me to things I had never known before. I learned basic business concepts, and I learned about the different small-business resources that we’re available to me. Without these lessons, my business would not be where it is today.
We still have a long way to go, but I know that my business is on the right path, and that would not have happened without CHYE’s help.