In This Issue:
- New This Month: Rabbi Series & New Website
- A Special Thank You from the Board
- Israeli Festival
- Kosher Rules
- JNET Cares
- JNET in the News
- Involvement Opportunities
- Speaking Opportunities
New This Month
JNET's From the Rabbi Series Launches
Launching next week, JNET unveils a new series of Jewish rabbinic teachings about how Jews should conduct business — with each other, and within the broader community.
JNET is very honored to have several distinguished rabbis contributing. Tune in to the JNET website next week for the series launch, presented by Rabbi Brian Schuldenfrei of Congregation Ner Tamid in Palos Verdes, and return each subsequent month for a new topic and fresh rabbinic perspective on doing business halachically.
Each monthly series will appear on JNET’s website. Be sure to visit the Rabbi Series page: www.jnetonline.org/RabbiSeries (accessible from JNET's home page), and tell your family, friends and colleagues about this special opportunity to become an even better businessperson!
JNET Launches New Website Look & Feel
JNET's website, jnetonline.org, is new and improved! New design, navigation and layout provide easier access to useful JNET information and news. Take a tour and get to know many of the site's new features, including:
- News & Events: Get the scoop on what’s happening at JNET in the "Latest News" section. Also within the News & Events navigation menu, find the Rabbi Series, news and photos about past and upcoming events, JNET press releases, news articles, and TV interviews.
- 5-Minute Surveys: Participate in JNET's brief quarterly surveys, beginning with this spring's simple, five-question survey on networking tips and programs. Provide your insights and feedback to make JNET more beneficial to your business. Log in and Take the Spring Survey Now!
- Take Action: Explore ways to make a difference for your business and JNET in the "Take Action" menu, visible to members upon logging into the site. Get the information you need to give a winning JNET presentation. Be a leader, sponsor a meeting, and learn how you can represent your business and support JNET.
Members are strongly encouraged to log in to view a more robust menu, with more options than before. So grab your password, and start exploring jnetonline.org's new look and informative content!
A Special Thank You from the JNET Board
The JNET Board would like to offer its gratitude to Larry Estrin, owner of Eugene Photography and Video and Maury Gomberg of Video Services Un-Limited, LLC for their respective photographic and videographic contributions at JNET events. The Board also thanks Marc Gold, owner of 24KT Sound & Video, for his efforts in developing a JNET marketing video. We appreciate the quality of your work and your generosity more than we will ever be able to express to you. By documenting JNET events, you help the organization create a living history of where we came from and where we are going. It is an invaluable service. Thank you very much!
View compilations of photos and videos by these members on the new JNET website Special Events, and JNET In The News webpages.
Israeli Festival, May 7: Volunteers Needed!
JNET will once again have a booth at the Celebrate Israel Festival, sponsored by the Israeli American Council. We need volunteers to staff the booth. JNET members who volunteer will be allowed to put out their business cards on the table.
For details or to sign up, please contact Jennifer Maraia at 310-467-1666 or Jennifer@MomtheRealtor.com.
JNET has received feedback from a few synagogues where its chapters meet asking that we more stringently adhere to Kashrut. To do that, we are asking Chapter Leadership teams to inform speakers to avoid bringing any pre-cut fruit (instead, bring whole fruits such as bananas, grapes, tangerines, etc.) and to only bring cheese that has been purchased at a Kosher grocery store and has the kosher symbol on it.
Please take a moment to view JNET's Kosher Guide online at www.jnetonline.org/KosherAtJNET. We appreciate your cooperation on this matter.
- Mazel Tov to Barbara Kingston whose son Jonathan and his wife Cassandra welcomed a new addition to their family, a daughter named Emerson. She joins big brother, Jack.
- Congratulations to Kolton Goodman, David Goodman's son, who has joined Ben Tadelis and Jackson Schwartz's team at Morgan Stanley in Woodland Hills. Kolton had been with Morgan Stanley in Austin, TX.
- Condolences to Janis Shine, whose brother David Goldberg passed away on February 28 at the age of 77.
- Welcome back Miriam Begg who had taken a few months off from her duties on the JNET West Hills Leadership team due to an injury.
- Wishes for a fast recovery to Jackie Mendelson after her recent surgery.
If you have news about JNET members (business successes, mitzvahs, get well wishes, condolences, etc.), please contact Sandy Hollander at firstname.lastname@example.org or Max Izenberg, email@example.com, Co-Chairs of the Care Committee.
JNET in the News
- JNET’s “How Jews Schmooze” ad will appear in the March 31 edition of the Jewish Journal. The ad will appear again in the May, June, September and November issues. We are grateful to JNET Board Member Judy Robitschek of robi-chex graphic design + production who designed this eye-catching advertisement.
Volunteering is the best way to develop deeper relationships, get known by JNET’s leaders and members and strengthen personal and business connections. Please consider lending a little of your time, energy and expertise to the growth and success of JNET by taking one of the chapter positions available or considering what you can contribute to our organization on the committee or Board level. You can assist with PR or the functionality of our website, help chapters fill their speaker slots, be on the Social Committee and help plan our mixers—or fill a void that is yet to be discovered.
The Thousand Oaks chapter is in need of a Public Relations/Eblast Coordinator. The position involves adding meetings to the online Calendar, creating flyers, emailing meeting notifications, and posting information on social media and online bulletin boards. No previous PR experience is necessary, though good writing and computer skills and attention to detail are a must. Training will be provided. For more information, contact JNET Thousand Oaks President Steve Marche at 805-374-6000 or ThousandOaks@jnetonline.org.
If you are interested in serving on a JNET committee, please contact Judi Lirman, Chair of the Nominating Committee, at 818-939-7098 or JudiMFT@gmail.com.
Under JNET's rules and regulations, members can speak at a chapter meeting twice a year (every 181 days) but not at the same chapter in the same calendar year. In the past, JNET’s Board of Directors has given special dispensation to new and smaller chapters, that are enthusiastic about growing their membership but are meeting with some obstacles in that pursuit, allowing them to have members speak without it encroaching on the two-time speaking rule. The Board is giving this dispensation to the JNET South Bay, Tarzana AM, and Thousand Oaks chapters for a period of six months in the 2017 calendar year. For more information, contact JNET South Bay President Eran Conforty at firstname.lastname@example.org, Tarzana AM President Phil Blum at 323-823-2479 or email@example.com or Thousand Oaks President Steve Marche at 805-374-6000 or ThousandOaks@jnetonline.org.
If you have any other questions, please contact Judi Lirman, JNET Vice Chair, at 818-939-7098 or JudiMFT@gmail.com.
JNET Contact Information:
Chapter Support/Nominating Committee – Judi Lirman, Judimft@gmail.com
Care Committee – Sandy Hollander, firstname.lastname@example.org and Max Izenberg, email@example.com
Finance – Randy Michel, CPA firstname.lastname@example.org
Growth – Jackie Mendelson, email@example.com
Membership – Dalia Hayon, firstname.lastname@example.org, and Max Izenberg, email@example.com
Programs/Speakers – Jennifer Maraia, Jennifer@MomTheRealtor.com
Public Relations/Communications – Robin Kellogg, firstname.lastname@example.org
Facebook Page – JNET Administrator, email@example.com
LinkedIn Group – Stuart Fried, firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Events – Sandy Hollander, email@example.com, and Gail Salem, firstname.lastname@example.org
Website – JNET Administrator, email@example.com
Other questions – firstname.lastname@example.org
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