The New York Times reports that Edgar Bronfman passed away Saturday at the age of 84. Born to a prominent Jewish/Canadian family, his mother was Saidye Bronfman and his father was Samuel Bronfman, founder of Distillers Corporation-Seagrams Ltd. once the largest distiller in the world. After his father’s death in 1971, Bronfman took over as president, treasurer, and director of the company until 1994 when his son Edgar Jr. succeeded him as … [Read more...] about Edgar Bronfman z”l, Businessman, Philanthropist, WJC President
Jewlicious began just under 10 years ago in a digital media office in Montreal. At the time, reaching out to young, unaffiliated Jews via the Internet was a notion that was in its infancy. There were few legitimately qualified experts in the area, there were no self-styled social media consultants rubbing shoulders with Jewish communal leaders and waxing poetic tech at GAs etc. It was wild and untamed and super exciting. At the time, none of us … [Read more...] about Le Mood Montréal 2013: Plus ça change…
Jewcy is now officially the Web site that absolutely refuses to die! When JDub announced that it was going to wind down one of the questions was what was going to happen to Jewcy, it’s Jewish lifestyle online magazine. You might recall that Jewcy was started by theater mogul Jon Steingart as a way to promote a Jewish themed party night at his Ars Nova theater space in Hell’s Kitchen. Eventually Jewcy got into apparel, selling things like their … [Read more...] about It Lives! Jewcy Part IV
excerpted from Heeb Redesigns Website: JDub Folds. Coincidence? on jewlicious.com: Last week Heeb Magazine unveiled their newly redesigned Web site. Shortly thereafter, fellow Natan Grant recipients JDub Records announced that they were winding down for “financial reasons”. Coincidence? I don’t know… What I do know is that the response has been almost… mournful. I mean that literally. My twitter stream is full of expressions of sadness … [Read more...] about Heeb Redesigns Website: JDub Folds. Coincidence?
Uhm… no. Probably not. The Jerusalem Post coverage of the recent GA in New Orleans verily gushed at the conference’s convergence of youth inclusivity and technology when it reported “…over 700 students, of course, meant over 1,400 thumbs eager to communicate with fellow electronic communicators. And so, the scene was set for a semi-underground burst of chatter on Twitter throughout the sessions.” Florence Broder, who tweets on behalf of … [Read more...] about Will Social Media Save the Jews?