Hero’s and Survivor’s Stories

Posted by admin on November 12, 2015 in Spotlight |

Over 100 students and community members attended a moving veterans day event hosted by the the Jewish Federation of Northern NJ, B’nai Brith and Hillel at Fairleigh Dickinson University. The event featured WW II hero Dr. Howard Schlossman and Holocaust survivor Raymond Fishler.

Raymond Fishler is a Holocaust Survivor who has dedicated his life to making sure that the world remembers our promise of ‘never again. Raymond was born in a small town near Krakow, Poland. He was 14 when the Germans invaded his community. His father was a leader and was given advance warning that the entire town would be liquidated and warned everyone he could to hide. Raymond was sent with his father to the Krakow-Plaszow Camp, which is the camp also depicted in Schindler’s List. He also was in the Auschwitz Concentration Camp and then forced to march towards the Czech border, when he and his father made their escape.Raymond is the author of Once There Were Eight, entitled so because his mother and 5 siblings did not survive. Raymond speaks frequently to students and adults to keep the memory of the lessons of the Holocaust alive.

Dr. Howard Schlossman is a World War II Veteran whose life was changed by his service to the US military. Dr. Schlossman served for 4 l/2 years as a medic with the 68th Tank Battalion, 6th Armored Division. Among his war time feats were treating and evacuating wounded soldiers under intense mortar and artillery fire in France and helping the wounded during the Battle of the Bulge. Dr. Schlossman received the Bronze Star for bravery and the French Legion of Honor insignia, which is one of France’s greatest military awards. Dr. Schlossman grew up in Brooklyn, planned to be an obstetrician, but was motivated by his war time experiences to become a psychiatrist.One of his contributions includes an essay called Character Changes in Battle, written for International Psychoanalysis. Dr. Schlossman left his psychiatry practice at age 95. On Sunday he celebrated his 100th birthday.

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Motivational Dancing

Posted by admin on June 20, 2015 in Spotlight |

How can you motivate people through dancing? Video blogger Aaron Herman spoke with Asaf Goren an Israeli motivational dancer who is a content on this season So You Think You Can Dance. In his performance Asaf used a Tallit and Shofar to blend his passion for dancing with Israel and Jewish roots.

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Collective Advocacy

Posted by admin on May 30, 2015 in Spotlight |

As the cost of Jewish education rises each year communities around the country are looking for new solutions to the day school tuition crisis. Video blogger Aaron Herman attended the launch of Teach NJS and spoke with Josh Pruzansky, Regional Director of OU Advocacy-NJ about collective advocacy.

More than 300 members of the New Jersey Jewish community attended Wednesday’s launch of Teach NJS, a new initiative of New Jersey Jewish day schools and yeshivas and the OU Advocacy Center to mobilize the community to become more politically engaged, in order to influence and change the way the state of New Jersey funds non-public education.


Virtual Commencement

Posted by admin on May 27, 2015 in Spotlight |

What do you do if your commencement falls on shabbat and you are supposed to address hundreds of people? Video blogger Aaron Herman spoke with Don Greenberg about his pre recorded commencement speech at Binghamton University and unique graduation experience.

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CrowdFlik: Video Engagement

Posted by admin on May 14, 2015 in Shows |

We had the opportunity to speak with Chris Hamer CEO/Founder of CrowdFlik at Techcrunch Disrupt NY. CrowdFlik is the fastest and easiest way to edit and share video on your smartphone. CrowdFlik automatically synchronizes multiple video feeds and gives users an intuitive interface to easily create and share multiple, custom edits from the best scenes and angles by simply tapping the desired scenes. CrowdFlik seamlessly stitches the scenes together creating a professional quality video giving anyone with a smartphone the ability to simply make better videos.
CrowdFlik is the free video app (iOS, Android, BlackBerry) that organizes and synchronizes copies of shared video at events giving consumers an easy way to edit, share and collect video using clips from the best scenes and angles.

CrowdFlik gives brands a powerful tool to harness UGC while creating a deeper customer engagement during and after the events they sponsor. CrowdFlik content is organized in Branded Content Channels for continued consumer engagement.
Every year billions of people film millions of events with their mobile devices. Unfortunately, they often miss great shots or have a less than optimal camera angle or they may have missed the event entirely. Odds are that someone captured the desired but missed moments. There is currently no way for all of those filmers standing side-by-side and throughout an event to share and/or make use of everyone’s captured video.

CrowdFlik provides the simple, easy to use smartphone app that makes all of this captured video infinitely more useable. By the end of 2015 there will be 2 Billion smartphones in the world.Each year in the US – 225 million guests attend 1.25 million weddings,485 million go to High School Sports events, 320 million go to Professional Sport events, 500 million go to live music events….everyone is capturing video but brands rarely get access to this captured video – nor do the fans. CrowdFlik connects brings together video so that anyone can make better content.
CrowdFlik is three video tools in one easy-to-use app:
1) Video Capture- Synchronize and Upload
2) Video Edit and Share
3) Video Watch, Share and Collect.
CrowdFlik enables everyone to make and share better video.
CrowdFlik’s unique video synchronization, edit and share process has uses in many applications beyond its impact to the User Generated Content landscape.
Game designers created the CrowdFlik edit platform to be the ultimate ‘gamification’ of video turning every event into a multi–camera shoot.
CrowdFlik puts you in the director’s chair allowing you to create, view, save and share multiple custom edits of synchronized crowd sourced video.

How do I use CrowdFlik?
CrowdFlik is very easy to use.
1) You probably already know how to download a FREE app.
2) Open the APP and explore.
3) Create your account using your Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Also pretty easy.
3) When you are ready to record video – simply tap the record button in the APP to open the native video camera in your device. CrowdFlik automatically uploads a copy of your video and saves a copy to your phone. CrowdFlik is pretty smart – the upload won’t happen until you get to a WIFI zone so that you won’t blow through your monthly data plan. You can change this in the ‘settings’ if you want.
4) Since CrowdFlik synchronizes multiple devices based on location – the APP will prompt you to confirm the event that you are attending (or to create a new event) so that you and others are all sharing video of the same event.

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LGBTQuties Create New Social Network

Posted by admin on May 12, 2015 in Spotlight |

Aaron Herman, attended Techcrunch Disrupt NYC at the Manhattan Center last week, an annual conference that takes place in cities all over the world, in which innovative start ups and entrepreneurs showcase their new businesses and projects. Herman spoke with founders Rachel Kimelman and Jordan Weiss, about their new startup LGBTQuties.com.

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Israel Dealmakers Summit 2015

Posted by admin on March 28, 2015 in Spotlight |

Israel Dealmakers Summit 2015 is the premier Israel-focused business event of the year representing a meticulously curated gathering of global entrepreneurs, innovators, dealmakers and investors converging from around the world during this exclusive two-day summit. Hosted again in New York City, the event balances a featured roster of world-class speakers with significant networking time, providing unique relationship building opportunities and fresh insights across industries such as Digital Media, Mobile & Wireless, CyberSecurity, Smart Cities, Enterprise Software, Internet of Things and Big Data.

We had the opportunity to speak with Chaim Hass, Head of Communications of Glide, Jonathan Stefansky, CEO/Co-Founder Viewbix and Shiri Ranot, Director of Business Development of Switch about their innovative startups.

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Mexikosher: Chef Katsuji Tanabe (of Chopped & Top Chef fame)

Posted by admin on March 12, 2015 in Spotlight |

How to you blend mexican and kosher food? Video blogger Aaron Herman visited Mexikosher’s Pop Up restaurant at Pitopia in NYC and spoke with Chef Katsuji Tanabe (of Chopped & Top Chef fame) and Elan Kornblum Publisher of Great Kosher Restaurants about innovative kosher mexican food.

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Dance and Celebrate

Posted by admin on March 5, 2015 in Spotlight |

How do you create innovative and fun viral videos? Video blogger Aaron Herman takes a look at the new video by filmmaker Meir Kalmanson while he dances behind people in Jerusalem. Meir created the viral sensation High Five NY and always brings creativity, fun and excitement to his videos.

Learn more about Meir below:
Twitter – https://twitter.com/MeirKalmanson
FB page – https://www.facebook.com/pages/AMK-Pr…
Instagram – http://instagram.com/meirkay/

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Hyper Cacher Tragedy

Posted by admin on February 23, 2015 in Spotlight |

Its been over a month since the Hyper Cacher market massacre in France.Video blogger Aaron Herman takes a look at how the global Jewish community is helping the Jews of France and how how the White House is classifying this tragedy.

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