Business

Burkini Ban Is Great For Business, Says Israeli-French Maker Of Modest Swimsuits

08/26/2016 - 10:23
JTA

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — According to the latest tally, at least 30 French municipalities have banned the product that the Paris-born businesswoman Yardena G. sells for a living.

Sea Secret’s “Magic Marine” modest swimsuit (Courtesy of Sea Secret)

Christie Signs NJ Bill Prohibiting State’s Investment In Pro-BDS Companies

08/17/2016 - 10:24

NEW YORK (JTA) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill prohibiting the state’s pension and annuity funds from investing in companies that boycott Israel or Israeli businesses.

NJ Gov. Chris Christie, at a State House ceremony in Trenton, signing a bill that boycott Israel or Israeli businesses. JTA

Daniel Smith, 24

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Students Invested In Israel

Students Invested In Israel

05/23/2016 (All day)

At a time when other students at the University of Michigan were advancing anti-Israel boycotts and disinvestment, Daniel Smith thought to help Israel by doing exactly the opposite: investing in the Jewish State and helping other students — Jewish and non-Jewish — do the same.

Daniel Smith, 24 - Students Invested In Israel

Danielle Gould, 33

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Committed to a Better Food Future

Committed to a Better Food Future

05/23/2016 (All day)

There’s a revolution happening in the food industry, and Danielle Gould is on the front lines.

Danielle Gould, 33 - Committed to a Better Food Future

Babysitting Boss, Budding Philanthropist: Noa Mintz, 15

05/31/2015 - 20:00

Some high school students babysit for extra cash. Noa Mintz launched her own babysitting agency.

Noa Mintz

Jeremy Balkin, 31

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Tikkun Olam On Wall Street

05/31/2015 (All day)

Jeremy Balkin has been called the “Anti-Wolf of Wall Street,” not because he is less inclined to pursue capital but rather because of his ethical approach. The native Australian thinks of himself as “an activist investor.”

Jeremy Balkin

Making The Shidduch Swipe-able: David Yarus, 28

The inventor of a Jewish dating app also helps Jewish organizations with social media.

05/31/2015 - 20:00

David Yarus calls himself a hopeless romantic. “All I’m looking for is peace and love,” he said. Yarus’ penchant for passion explains why he has built a business out of playing Cupid.

David Yarus

Yuda Schlass, 30

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A Taste For The Hipster Life

This Jerusalem-raised Chabadnik brings new flavors and techniques to kosher food.

05/28/2015 (All day)

When Yuda Schlass started Hassid + Hipster, his kosher pop-up sandwich shop, he never expected he’d be serving up his signature snacks to the kosher crowd Down Under.

Yuda Schlass

'Crumbs' Cupcakes To Close All Doors

A kibbutz-inspired baked goods empire fails, telling arriving workers to go home.

07/07/2014 - 20:00
Jewish Week Correspondent

After several weeks of public financial difficulty, Crumbs Cupcakes has announced that by the end of Monday they would permanently close all of their locations.

The end of an era. Michael Datikash

Mason and Mug, and Beyond: Matthue Roth, Itta Werdiger-Roth

06/05/2014 - 20:00

Creating everything from hip dining to children’s literature, Itta Werdiger-Roth and Matthue Roth have become Brooklyn’s Jewish power couple.

Matthue Roth and Itta Werdiger-Roth. Sam Suter
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