Daily Archives: September 1, 2014

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Biz Ins & Outs

Lainie Block Wilker Joins Treehouse Island Lainie Block Wilker has joined Treehouse Island, Inc., an educational technology company, in Business Development & Strategic Partnerships. She will be building partnerships with schools, community programs and workforce alliances to expand access to relevant technology education in web development, computer programming and app design to provide job-ready skills…

Editor's Letter

During the past two months, Israel has been at the forefront of our minds. Citizens endangered by rocket fire from Gaza and soldiers killed attempting to ensure the security of their nation tear at our heartstrings, as do the deaths of Palestinian civilians put into danger by the Hamas leadership who wage war hiding among…

A Trip Around the Sun

It’s hard to believe, but the High Holiday season is upon us once again. With the arrival of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, at sunset on Wednesday, Sept. 24, the Earth completes one orbit around the sun and begins another. For more than 4 billion years the Earth has circled its parent star, and…

Style, On Borrowed Time

My mother will tell you that since I was a little girl, I have loved rummaging through her closet, casually borrowing tops, bottoms, bags – anything I can find. I still do. Similarly, when I think back to my college years living in a home with two roommates, suffering late nights and long days in…

Recognizing Ageless Tikkun Olam

Annette Gerard has always volunteered, which meant juggling board memberships, synagogue activities and raising children. So, when she moved cross-country to Rose Schnitzer Manor four years ago, she rolled up her sleeves and got to work. Annette is instrumental to the success of Purls of Wisdom, the manor’s knitting group that has donated hundreds of…

Operation Defensive Edge

When Anwar Sadat made his dramatic and historic trip to Israel in late 1977, I was a sophomore at Tel Aviv University on hiatus from the University of Washington. At that time, there was only one Israeli television channel, the state-owned Israel Broadcast Authority, and it broadcasted only a few hours each evening. But the…