Under The Sky

On Sukkot, we read the troubling text, Ecclesiastes. This megillah addresses the futility of life, a potentially incongruous theme for a holiday referred to as “time of our joy.” I searched through the book for a lesson on Sukkot, and I found some of the wording reflective of a larger message. We’ve all heard of… Read More

Next Steps

Thank you so much for the article, “A Strong Personal Connection” that appeared in the Baltimore Jewish Times (Sept. 6). Recognizing that a connection to Israel is core to increased Jewish engagement, I’ve enjoyed working with Michael Saxon to help develop The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore’s Israel Engagement Center initiative. As we move… Read More

You Don’t Know What You Are Missing

After reading “Discover the Beauty” (Sept. 9), we would like to thank Dr. Susan Wolf Dudley for a job well done. The Reform Temple Inc. is a most wonderful alternative for many Jewish worshippers. The services are pleasant, understandable and well delivered. If you have never attended these services, you don’t know what you are… Read More

Social Media Marketing In Real Time

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Remember the days of monthly magazines? As an advertiser, you had to create and submit an ad up to eight weeks prior to publication, and then it would not run it for an entire month. The artwork for a November issue was due at the beginning of September, and by the time the magazine hit… Read More

Do I Need One?

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With the rise of mobile marketing and integration, many of our clients ask about the difference between a mobile app and a mobile website. The question is no longer whether you need a mobile marketing plan, but what methods will be most effective. It is being predicted that in the next 12 months more people… Read More

Broadening Our Shoulders

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Howard County is consistently recognized as one of the best places to live. Good schools, clean parks and religious and cultural tolerance thrive among the residence of this diverse community. A Conservative synagogue, a Reconstructionist synagogue, two Reform synagogues, Chabad and even non-traditional/ unaffiliated synagogues flourish among the 20,000 Jewish residents of Howard County. However,… Read More

Sukkah Experience Is A ‘Family’ Blessing

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Overnight, it seemed as if Baltimore began a frenzy of building. Out came the boards and metal poles, sheets of canvas and vinyl, bamboo poles and mats, clusters of fruits and colorful decorations. Sukkot is here! For thousands of years, Jews have erected temporary huts, which bec-ome our homes for the week of this beautiful… Read More

A Voice For Jewish Culture

Have you ever heard of the Foundation for Jewish Culture? It is a New York-based organization that was founded 53 years ago and is dedicated to the advancement of Jewish cultural life and creativity in the United States. Since 1960, the foundation is credited with channeling some $50 million to Jewish scholars and artists. Last… Read More

We’ve Seen This Before

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We mourn for the 12 victims of Monday’s mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard and wish a speedy recovery to those who were injured. And we thank the police officers who ended the killing spree before the number of casualties grew even higher. But for the individual lives lost and the particular location of… Read More

Boy, Was I Surprised

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“Good things come to those who wait.” Do you remember that Heinz ketchup commercial? It was such a good message, one of which I was recently reminded. Sherri Zaslow, director of marketing and sales for Tudor Heights, had been hounding me for months to come and see the facility. For months, I did not make… Read More