For the past six years, Henry Zabarsky, now an independent LPL advisor who is forging relationships with banks, has been catering to an orthodox Jewish community in Brooklyn, N.Y. While he never intended to work with this group, he turns out to be a perfect fit.
Borough Park is a center of the rapidly expanding community of Hasidic Jews, an insular sect founded in the 18th century that focuses on Jewish mysticism. While Zabarsky is not Hasidic, he is an observant Jew born of Russian émigrés to Far Rockaway in nearby Queens, N.Y. "My parents sent me to a Yeshiva, an orthodox school, for a better education and there I learned about Judaism and to speak Hebrew," he says. "Through that education I learned the mind-set, language and culture that would help me out in my future career." Even better, Zabarsky speaks Russian, which helps him with many community members who are recent immigrants from the Eastern bloc.
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