CEO Blog

Get to know our CEO, Bradley Laye, by reading his bi-monthly articles in our newsletter. Topics include a variety of items and often connect to current events and/or the appropriate Torah portion.

TSA-Pre✔

Four years ago, I drove to Terminal D at DFW to be interviewed for Global Entry, which also entitles me to TSA-Pre✔ when I fly. The whole process of answering a handful of questions and being fingerprinted took less time than finding a parking spot in the garage, but that time and money w…

Repeating History

George Santayana, the Spanish-born American Philosopher, wrote, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

It’s that line that made Santayana more than a philosophy professor’s thesis subject and brought him  to the masses.  Rarely is history of the Holoc…

One and One and One

The idea of “one” keeps creeping up as a theme in my world these days.  All disjointed, but it appears like subliminal messages in text, email, news articles—everywhere.

I’ve been absolutely sick over the murder of Amiad Israel, the seventh month in-utero baby of Shira and Amichai …

The Partition Plan

We celebrated the 70th Birthday of the State of Israel this past May, but yesterday, the 29th of November, is the anniversary that allowed our homeland to be born.  UN Resolution 181 provided for a Jewish and Arab state in the mandate of Palestine under British rule that, with lack of und…

(______) Fire

Camp Fire and Woolsey Fire

Over the past two weeks, the two costliest and deadliest wildfires in modern California history have devastated the lives of hundreds of thousands of people including Jews living in Southern California. The Jewish Federation of Los Angeles has taken lead in coales…