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.

Anti-Semitism in the Public Arena

Displays of public anti-Semitism from the disgusting parade in Belgium to the halls of our own Congress in statements made by Rep. Ilhan Omar are seemingly increasing each month. She is not the first to use, what pundits are calling, “anti-Semitic tropes,” and she is not alone among mem…

Heaven and Earth

Yesterday at 7:45 pm central time, SpaceIL launched Beresheet, Israel’s attempt to become the fourth country in the world to reach the moon. You can read all about SpaceIL here. We linked to the live launch on our Federation's Facebook page, and it was truly an exciting moment. It will o…

Working Beautifully

Every Jewish communal fundraiser should go to shul this week as it tends to be our favorite Torah portion Terumah.  It’s the first capital campaign run by the Jewish community where Moses instructs the people to bring all kinds of beautiful materials to construct the Tabernacle. Important…

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…