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.

The Long Prayer

Last evening we celebrated our 108th Annual Meeting and my last as President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas. It was a special evening as we paid tribute to our award winners, thanked outgoing Board Chair, Mark Kreditor and welcomed in our new Board of Directors under the …

Israel Got a Blackjack This Week

It’s my understanding that Blackjack has the best odds of any game in a casino. It also happens to be my game of choice. Stake me at a table with others who play the rules, give me coffee and restroom breaks, and come fetch me a few days later. I think I literally could play for days. Whil…

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 c…

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…