Kenny Albert

‘Baltimore remains a special place to me’ One of the most talented broadcasters in sports is Kenny Albert. Nationally recognized as a member of the Fox Major League Baseball “Saturday Game of the Week” broadcast team, as well as for his play-by-play of the NFL on Fox, Albert also is in his 17th season as… Read More

Jews and Baseball

Author digs deep to connect America’s pastime with Judaism Larry Ruttman is an attorney by profession. But the 82-year-old Massachusetts lawyer is also a history buff. His love of sports history led him on a search into Jewish baseball history, and the results can be found in his book, “American Jews & America’s Game: Voices… Read More

Hillel hoops tournament builds Jewish common ground

Emily Jacobs Washington Jewish Week More than 300 students from over 20 universities came together this past weekend for the third annual National Hillel Basketball Tournament hosted by the University of Maryland, College Park Hillel. Sponsored by New York-based philanthropists, Jonathan and Dina Leader, as well as BodyArmor and Klipped Kippas, the Friday-Sunday event featured… Read More

Walk (Or Run) It Out

Baltimoreans ready to stretch their muscles for nonprofit fundraisers By David Snyder Remember when nonprofit organizations relied on phone-a-thons as their big yearly fundraisers? If not, don’t feel bad, it’s because they’ve long been replaced. Said Greg Cantori, president and CEO of Maryland Nonprofits, “They’ve gone the way of the dinosaur.” Instead, nonprofits, particularly in… Read More

Ask, Answer

It’s a knowledge provider. Period. “I like knowledge,” said David Butnaro, owner of Askimo, a new international library of expert videos based in Tel Aviv, Israel, but soon to have an office in Maryland. Butnaro has been working in the Internet industry for many years. He said he was drawn to the Web from its… Read More

JET offers start-ups mentorship and support

Entrepreneurs like to be free and creative on their own time and their own dime. But, according to research by Shikhar Ghosh, a Harvard Business School lecturer, about three out of four new firms that take venture capital fail to deliver projected returns. And, according to research by the University of Tennessee, by year three,… Read More

Track Changes

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Making telecommuting work

There has been much hullabaloo regarding Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, and her doing away with telecommuting in her company. A result has been other organizations either following suit or re-evaluating their corporate telecommuting (aka teleworking) practices. Telecommuting, in one form or another, is something that has been around for a while.  It not only… Read More

Israeli official protests Google’s use of Palestine

JTA Wire Service A senior Israeli official called on Google to reconsider its decision to change the wording on its services and products from “Palestinian Territories” to “Palestine.” Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Zeev Elkin also told Google CEO Larry Page in a letter sent Sunday that he was in essence recognizing a Palestinian state that… Read More