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.

Finding Hope in Despair

This has got to be one of the hardest weeks we’ve had in a while.  I remember vividly my colleagues in Kansas City dealing with the aftermath of the shooting there in 2014, and I remember making Super Sunday calls in 2006 from my office in Atlanta to donors in Seattle to help that communi…

Homeward Bound

In the Paul Simon-written ballad, the wayward journeyman once musician wishes he was homeward bound, over and over again. Having lived in more than a few cities as an adult, I think I would define a place as home when you can get in a car or walk around and generally know where you are and h…

Frog Voice

When not on the phone on my way into work, I listen to Howard Stern on Sirius satellite radio—judge away. The truth is the former “shock jock” has become pretty tame, or more likely, society has become far more permissive on things formerly found offensive. Howard is one of the best i…

Sefer HaChaim

I am a member of a few congregations in Dallas, and I am on the email lists of far more across the metro area. Most weeks, it’s a blessing to see all the programming, service options and happenings of which a Jew in Dallas could take advantage. Weeks like this provide a different kind of…

Tx3

Our liturgy is clear—Teshuvah (returning to one’s self), Tefillah (prayer) and Tzedekah (righteousness) will avert the evil decree and provide for a positive year to come. We also are taught there are two categories of sin or transgressions for which we must seek forgiveness through the…