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Arrest of Suspect in Threats to Jewish Institutions

Israeli police announced Thursday that they had arrested an 18-year-old man with dual Israel-U.S. citizenship as the primary suspect for most of the bomb threats that have been called into Jewish Community Centers and other Jewish institutions in 40 U.S. states and 4 Canadian provinces. 

He made the desert bloom

Have you ever had a brush with greatness? I am not talking about a celebrity, or 24-hour media darling, but real, true, game-changing, greatness. I am talking about someone who has lived their ideals, dared to dream, and moved the needle of how we view the world? In my life and m…

Stop Rubbernecking on Aleppo

There are many times that I start this bi-weekly email with one topic and finish with a completely different topic. Such is the case with this installment. Earlier this week I wrote an entire piece on the importance of the JewishNevada Annual Campaign for Jewish Needs and how it is ending in…

Your Jewish Federation

~~I have heard from several people that are not members of the Jewish Federation.  At first, this makes me chuckle, but then it makes me think about the misconception of the Federation.  Simply put, the Jewish Federation is comprised of the Jewish Community in Nevada.  To borrow a famous …

Every minute counts

Unless you were living under a rock in the 90's, you knew of the smash broadway hit Rent written and directed by the late Jonathan Larson. The play, based loosely on Giacomo Puccini's opera La Boheme, had many memorable songs, but none more than Seasons of Love. The beginning of the song ask…