Monday, December 22, 2014 Kislev 30, 5775
Latin American Jews spark new companies targeting their heritage
By:
Julie Sobel, JE Feature
They call themselves Jewbans, Mexi-Jews, Jewminicans or Kosher-Ricans. They can be found eating guacamole on matzah on Passover or drinking kosher tequila on Cinco de Mayo. Their ranks include Geraldo Rivera, Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Brett Rattner. Latin American Jews number in the hundreds of thousands, but they have traditionally flown under the radar, in part because of discrimination and even...
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Why is iPhone calling attention to a kid
By:
Lauren Kramer, JE Feature
Mention the word "hacker," and most people wouldn't think of a 15-year-old Jewish kid from the suburbs. But Ari Weinstein is one of 'em -- a teen who spends a good chunk of time on his computer and iPhone, but also loves biking, running, swimming and hanging out with his brothers. Ari's focus is the iPhone -- in particular, jail-breaking...
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It seems the aspirations of baby-boomers are changing from ones of retirement to those of entrepreneurship. One of the most popular endeavors for those in this age bracket is that of a professional business or life coach. Boomers are apparently well-suited to this professional calling, based on their business and life experiences. Coaching is the practice of focusing existing talents...
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By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
A father's promise to his dying daughter to keep the fledgling business she founded in 2007 up and running has been kept, turning what she began into a real success. The father is Howard Levin, who, with wife Judy, came out of retirement to devote mind, body and soul to keep alive daughter Rachel Levin Troxell's dream -- her company...
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By:
Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Despite the impending harsh reality of having to close two of its stores -- in Jenkintown, Pa., and Cherry Hill, N.J. -- later this month because of pressing economic conditions, Robinson Luggage, a major and trusted member of the local business community since 1927, remains highly viable, if not as physically visible as before, with stores in Center City, Yardley...
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