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.

Seventy never looked so good...

When we first started promoting events for Israel at 70 we used kitschy lines like, “Seventy has never looked so good,” or “When I am 70, I hope I look as good.”

Now we can joke about plastic surgery, lotions, potions and diet fads that will keep us looking timeless, but let’s be …

Dear Leslie…

This past Shabbat, our Dallas Jewish community lost an iconic leader, philanthropist and visionary in Leslie Schultz.  The Schultz Family has asked that donations be made in her memory to Akiba Academy, Yavneh Academy or the Center for Jewish Education of the Jewish Federation of Greater …

Is Josh ok?

I landed in Israel for The Chai Mission last week, and the day after I arrived, an Israeli F-16 was shot down by the Syrian Army as Israel was retaliating for an Iranian drone incursion into Israel.  Immediately, my phone rings and my parents are asking if I am ok in Israel. They have bee…

Taxes, Taxes, Taxes

Those origami tax documents we fold and rip to open are arriving… 1099’s, W-2’s and charitable gift receipts abound.  Tis the season, and I always tell friends and family to prepare their taxes as soon as possible. My philosophy is: if you are owed a refund, file now; if you owe money…

Yom Sylvester

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First, a matter of business—with the new tax bill set to take effect January 1, we have noticed an uptick in donations and payments towards pledges before the end of the year.  Please consult your professional advisor to determine if this strategy would be of benefit to you.  Please ensu…