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.

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…

35 Words

Is not the length of this post... 

Rather, it's the word count of the value statement embedded in our Declaration of Independence which we all likely had to memorize at some point in elementary school.  Those 35 words that define our values were declared on July 4 in Philadelphia, Pennsy…

Legal or Moral?

Rabbi Bradley Artson, at our Federation’s Annual Meeting two weeks ago, spoke brilliantly about how we, as Jews, can and should deal with each other in times of divisiveness. You can and should listen to it here

One of the things he says with such clarity is that we can disagree and a…