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.

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…

Justice

Part of my morning ritual involves NBC Channel 5. At 6:50 am, it goes on with a local news recap, weather and traffic, and at 7 am sharp, that jingle comes on for “The Today Show.” Savannah, Hoda and Al are my morning family that sprinkle in features with the news just enough to keep m…

Retreat or Advance

Rabbi Howard Wolk, our Community Chaplain, has graced us with words of Torah at many community events and board meetings. While he absolutely prepares something appropriate for each always tying to the parasha, holiday calendar or relevant text, he keeps one particular intro ready at hand a…

Color War

We called our “Color War” Yom Sport (Sport Day) at camp, and needless to say, it was not my favorite. Athletic prowess is not something for which I have ever been known. There was something, however, about the spirit of announcing color war in a fun and surprising way, dividing up into t…