Streisand to receive honorary doctorate from Hebrew U.

JTA Wire Service Barbra Streisand will receive an honorary doctorate from The Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Streisand, the iconic Jewish-American singer and actress, will be presented with the degree at a ceremony on June 17 during the Hebrew University International Board of Governors meeting in Jerusalem. In a statement, the university said Streisand was being… Read More

Paris suburb shuts down unlicensed Jewish preschool

JTA Wire Service A suburban Paris municipality ordered the closure of an unlicensed Jewish preschool. City officials in Charenton, south of the French capital, closed the preschool there last month following complaints and a surprise inspection, the Le Parisien daily reported last week. The preschool, which served about 50 toddlers since its opening about one… Read More

Man who raped Holocaust survivor sentenced to jail

JTA Wire Service An Australian man who sexually assaulted a Holocaust survivor was sentenced to up to five years in prison. Robert Webb, 39, was sentenced to a minimum of three years in jail for the 1991 attack. Arrested and charged in 2011, Webb could be released within a year given time served, according to… Read More

Syria At A Standstill

Proposed peace conference has hosts, will it have any guests? From Washington and Jerusalem, it’s hard to tell the good news from the bad in the stalemate that is the Syrian civil war. This week the government forces of President Bashar al-Assad appeared to gain some ground and momentum against the rebels fighting to force… Read More

Weekend of Fire and Stone Terror in Judea and Samaria

Israeli residents of Judea and Samaria experienced and extremely violent weekend. They were subjected to numerous terror attacks perpetrated by Arabs throughout region. Arab arsonists took advantage of the dry and hot weather this weekend and ignited brush fields in several locations in an attempt to cause damage to homes and property or to destroy… Read More

Heartfelt Program

AED celebration also serves as reminder to communal leaders of importance of training, maintenance “Thousands of lives each year would be saved if more defibrillators were placed throughout the country. We, as the Jewish nation, value life tremendously. The Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program shows achdus, unity, and our commitment to help all Jewish people,… Read More

Art Outside In Druid Hill Park

Druid Hill Park has had its ups and downs over the years. This fecund green space amid the urban landscape of Baltimore is home, of course, to the Maryland Zoo, miles of bicycle trails and walking paths, fountains, man-made ponds and lakes and the once-segregated clay tennis courts, where generations of Baltimoreans from all walks… Read More

Seeking A Summer Internship?

It is around this time of the year when students reach out to me to inquire about summer employment or an internship.  While students are generally not my core client group, I would like to share some of my insights and observations. First, employment and internship are not necessarily the same. For high school and… Read More

A Love Letter I Didn’t Expect

Everyone wants to create “touch points,” a favorite buzzword for marketers. A touch point is that intersection between your business and your customer, where you interact and communicate something — hopefully, something of value. Touch points have to offer value, have emotional power and provide a tactile experience of the five senses: sight, sound, scent,… Read More