Helmsley Announces Grants

The Helmsley Charitable Trust has announced almost $22 million in grants to four Israeli institutions. These grants are part of a continuing effort to invest in Israel’s leading institutions and critical initiatives with the goal of strengthening the country. The grants were awarded to Magen David Adom and Barzilai Hospital to help strengthen and protect… Read More

CCBC Brochure Honored

The Community College of Baltimore County’s brochure promoting the institution’s many travel offerings was included in a showcase of internationally exemplary programs at the Learning Resources Network’s annual conference Nov. 21-23 in San Francisco. “Travel, Learn and Grow” received an award for excellence. CCBC’s travel opportunities for international study includes the Netherlands and Belgium.

HIAS Announces Three New Additions

HIAS, the 130-year-old international Jewish nonprofit dedicated to welcoming and protecting the rights of refugees, has announced three additions to its senior management team. The new managers will join recently appointed president and CEO Mark Hetfield. Rabbi Jennie Rosenn is assuming the newly created role of vice president for community engagement; Riva Silverman will join… Read More

When Critics Speak

A while ago, the most powerful man on Broadway was not a performer or producer. Frank Rich was a critic for The New York Times who could single-handedly launch a show to great success, but he earned the nickname “The Butcher of Broadway” because a bad review from him could close a show instantly and… Read More

Year 3 as Super Lawyer

Family law attorney Julie Ellen Landau, founder and principal of The Law Offices of Julie Ellen Landau, has been named to the 2014 Super Lawyers of Maryland Top 100 List and to the 2014 Women Super Lawyers Top 50 List. Landau, a strong proponent of alternative dispute resolution, received both honors for the third year… Read More

UMUC Introduces Scholarship

University of Maryland University College has introduced a new scholarship program for graduates of Maryland’s 16 public community colleges that will reduce the cost of earning a bachelor’s degree in any of UMUC’s undergraduate programs to about $20,000. The scholarship covers all programs, including the in-demand cybersecurity, health-care and public-safety programs.

Tel Aviv Startup Wins Developer Contest

Moments.me, a Tel Aviv-based startup, won the Walgreens API developer contest. Moments.me’s newly launched app is an intuitive iPad photo book maker. Completed books can be printed and picked up the same day at Walgreens or Duane Reade.

Bring Out The Inner You

Is it true that only 7 percent of success is what you say? When you speak, only 7 percent of what you’re conveying comes from your words. The rest comes from nonverbal communication, which can make the difference between closing or losing a prospect, encouraging or exasperating an employee or even soothing or upsetting a… Read More

Series Finale

In this final installation of my column, I reflect on the topics that have been of interest to me over the past year. I also look at the current state of employment (including in Jewish Baltimore) as well as ahead to employment’s future. I have preached the importance of having an elevator speech to concisely… Read More

Kidney Foundation Gift Challenge

A generous supporter has approached the National Kidney Foundation of Maryland (NKF-MD) with a matching gift challenge. If NKF-MD raises $200,000 by Dec. 31, the supporter — a private foundation with ties to a local kidney transplant recipient —will match that figure dollar for dollar, providing $400,000 in vital funds for the Maryland, Delaware and… Read More