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
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
A good bagel is a good bagel. While everybody can enjoy a bagel — a slab of dough, boiled then baked, just firm enough on the outside, soft in the center, with the ideal chewy factor — the Jewish people are the only ones to openly proclaim their love for these “hole-y” delights. “The common… Read More
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
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
Don’t open this article if anyone is looking over your shoulder, because we’re about to give you one of the best-kept secrets to turn around sales — and you can do it on your own. It’s helped countless businesses increase their sales, and it’s free.
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
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
Tazpit News Agency Staff In light of Jerusalem Day, Tazpit News Agency interviewed tourists and residents in the Old City of Jerusalem to hear what the city means to them. Jerusalem Day or Yom Yerushalayim in Hebrew marks the anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem and will be celebrated this year on May 8.
JTA Wire Service Facebook is in advanced talks to buy the Israeli navigation technology firm Waze. The Israeli business daily Calcalist reported Thursday that a term sheet, under which Facebook would acquire Waze for $800 million to $1 billion, was signed in recent days following six months of negotiations.