Monday, January 21, 2019

Business Spotlight

Fashion Alert: Elie Tanous Salon Opens in The Shops at Riverside

With the snap of a red ribbon, Elie Tanous celebrated his new hair salon at The Shops at Riverside on Friday afternoon, January 5. Clients, friends, family and staff joined the grand opening. The festivities included champagne, a custom-designed cake and cookies from Cake & Company, and wraps

IT Company Helmed by Fair Lawn MTA Grad Finds Success in Bergen County

Sruli Loewy, a 21-year-old MTA graduate from Fair Lawn, has found his footing in the IT industry through his company SrulTech Solutions LLC. Providing consultations and repairs to customers in Bergen County and surrounding towns, Loewy works with a wide range of general technology such as phones, tablets and computers.

Yeshiva University Men’s Basketball Gets Back on Winning Track Against FDU-Florham

(courtesy of yumacs.com) The Yeshiva University men’s basketball team earned an impressive non-conference victory over Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham, 87-68, at the Max Stern Athletic Center on Wednesday evening. The win snaps a two-game slide for the Maccabees, as they advance to 6-8. The Devils fall to

Tax Reform and Charity: The Smart Move to Make Before Year-End

A young man called me up the other day, wanting to learn more about opening up a charitable giving vehicle called a donor advised fund. He works for a Jewish nonprofit, and isn’t particularly wealthy. But in light of the tax bill that passed in the Senate, he told me that he wanted to accelerate his charitable contributions into

Avoid a Time Bomb: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Over 53 charges of sexual harassment are filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission every business day. What have you done to prevent sexual harassment in your workplace?

Sexual harassment is unwanted sexual or gender-based behavior that occurs when one person has formal or informal

Boards of Directors: Roles and Responsibilities

I was recently asked by a reader of this column whether I would write about working with boards of directors of Jewish nonprofit organizations. It struck me that this individual differentiated between boards of “Jewish” and “non-Jewish” organizations. In my view, there is no difference, especially if the

Life Insurance and Lashon Hara

Have you ever wondered why at the end of Shemoneh Esrei we first ask Hashem, “Guard my tongue from evil…,” and then request from Him, “Open my heart to Your Torah…”? Rav Yisrael Meir HaKohen Kagan, better known as the Chofetz Chaim, says, “These two requests flow naturally from one another. One’s Torah maintains its value

Year-End Tax Tips

If you’re a bit behind on the news, you may have missed that there will be sweeping changes in the tax world soon. This has everyone in a panic trying to figure out how it will affect them. The truth is, right now it’s too soon to figure anything out yet because we can’t be sure what the final plan will actually contain. So

Do the Right Thing: Insure Your Economic Value

A fundamental purpose of life insurance is to replace an individual’s economic value should they die earlier than anticipated. Considering that the ability to earn an income is one’s greatest financial asset, it is logical to select an amount of life insurance that reflects this lifetime earning potential. Yet this logic is

Cross River® Becomes First Bank Partner for Mastercard Cash Pick-Up™ Service

(PRNewswire) Cross River, a New Jersey State Chartered FDIC-insured bank and FinTech leader, announced today a partnership with Mastercard (NYSE: MA) to launch its new Mastercard Cash Pick-Up service. Cash Pick-Up allows banks and their disburser partners to deliver cash quickly, securely and easily to any vetted consumer—banked

Prime Orthopedic Rehabilitation to Open Tenafly Offices in January

On Chol Hamoed Pesach four years ago, Michal “Micky” Porath and Jessica Lowy, both experienced physical therapists, planned their professional merger together in the lobby of the Granite Hotel. For four successful years, they partnered in Balanced Body Rehabilitation, a comprehensive in-home physical therapy service. As of

It’s a Sweet World After All at World of Goodies

Teaneck—A quick drive down West Englewood boasts an eye-catching change. Pink and white stripes—reminiscent of an old-fashioned candy store—adorns the outside of World of Goodies. Of course, most people living in Teaneck are already familiar with this store. But the new awning stands out in a bright, fun