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.

How to get into college without really trying…

It’s that time of year when graduations are starting, dorm rooms are getting virtually decorated in the minds of students and senior parties and trips are being planned; it really is one of the single most exciting times in a person’s life. I was reminiscing about that exact experience a …

What is Jeopardy?

Some of you may be Game of Thrones followers—I have never seen it. For me, I am enthralled with the current winning streak of Jeopardy champion James Holzhauer. I love trivia, and I love gambling. James has put the two together in a way never seen before.  Another confession: last week…

Ask Elijah!

Contained in this post is both a great teaching about Passover and an activity for your seder!

I think I was around 10 or 11 years old when, having much older brothers, the joke of Elijah going around to Passover sederim to take a sip of wine from the Cup of Elijah would assuredly get him d…

What is Success?

There is a long standing perception that Jewish institutions and many organizations value those who have more money to give than those that don’t. To be sure, the maintenance and growth of congregations, schools, organizations and Jewish life requires financial resources—good intentions…

Haman in 3D

In Jewish tradition, Haman is the incarnate of Amalek, the grandson of Esau and the namesake for a people ascribed for trying to destroy the Israelites. We speak of blotting out Amalek’s name as he has appeared in history as the Romans, Haman, Hitler, etc. As Jews, we know this storyline…