Israel and Maryland: Protecting the Internet

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Israel has long been called the “gold standard” for homeland security, because of its need to protect itself in all domains of warfare, which most recently includes cyber security attacks. At the same time, Maryland is called the “epicenter” of cyber security in the U.S. because the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command are… Read More

Mah Nishtana HaYayin Hazeh?

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So, with all of your detailed Passover planning, you may ask, “Just what is the difference between kosher wine and kosher-for-Passover wine?” To be kosher, wines must be produced under a rabbi’s immediate supervision with only Sabbath-observant workers handling the grapes from the crushing phase through pasteurization. For a wine to be kosher for Passover,… Read More

Rubenstein’s Generous Gift

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Baltimore native and Duke University trustee David M. Rubenstein is giving $1.9 million to Jewish Life at Duke to expand programming, fund building renovations and enhance the college experience for Jewish students Most of the gift — $1.5 million — will fund new initiatives and staff positions for a Jewish student population whose needs and… Read More

Ditch That Rolodex!

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Are you a boomer or retiree ready to launch the next great act of your career? Than you must have a social media footprint. According to the Society for Human Resource Management, 95 percent of organizations use LinkedIn to recruit workers. So throw out that ancient Rolodex you’ve depended upon and create a professional online… Read More

The Importance of Leadership

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In 1992, Israel was emerging from a crisis of hyper-inflation and struggling with double-digit unemployment spurred by the mass immigration of Russian Jewry. The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore stepped in to help. Two of The Associated’s lay leaders, Hanan “Bean” Sibel and Marvin Schapiro, understood that the American Jewish community could help build… Read More

Finding Dinner on the Social Network

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Food lovers, pay close attention to today’s world of instant gratification, social media and real-time chatter, as the Internet is open for business all the time. Simply placing a post with a picture on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook produces an instant response. There are deals to be had and immediate needs to be found and… Read More

Building Better Neighborhoods

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Since a bequest of $11 million from the estate of Morris Goldseker in 1975, the Goldseker Foundation has grown to a $100 million philanthropy that has granted $85 million to 530 nonprofit organizations in the Baltimore metropolitan area. In the mid-2000s, the foundation’s board expanded to include independent directors and a second generation of Goldseker… Read More

Pinning on Pinterest

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If you’re into social media but haven’t yet discovered Pinterest, then you’re missing out on one of the hottest trends around. As a rapidly growing social network, Pinterest is a virtual museum of online pinboards that users create and curate by “pinning” images, sound and video collected from the Web. Pins can be pictures of… Read More

Going Beyond the Startup Nation

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Each May the world’s leading biomedical companies flock to Israel for the Startup Nation’s annual BioMed Conference, joining participants from more than 45 countries. This year, BioMed is being combined with an Israeli high-technology conference to create the largest advanced technology business forum ever held in the Jewish state: MIXiii: The Israel Innovation Conference. “We’re… Read More

Think You Know About Wines?

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Being in the food and wine business, I’ve sampled a lot of great vino. Many asked how I got so lucky, and I had an “a-ha” moment. Why not share my good fortune? Now you can make like a sommelier at the CITYPEEK Sip & Swirl Wine Club. I started the club for unpretentious foodies… Read More