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SOBIBOR

Posted by admin on March 30, 2019 in Spotlight |

As a 3rd generation Holocaust survivor movies about the Holocaust speak to me differently. My grandmother z’l shared with me her story of survival from Auschwitz-Birkenau and Bergen-Belsen. In college, I participated in College March of The Living . I had this image of black and and hell on earth. The trip was in the summer and that imagery that I expected was not there. It was green, sunny and tourist were everywhere. I was shocked and confused. Movies shape the way we understand history. Today the movie SOBIBOR is being released in select theaters and on video on demand(VOD). It is one of the most gripping movies I have seen on the Holocaust. The color and story line are put together to create this unique image for survival. Each scene brings you into the struggle, hate and resistance. One line of the movie really struck me is you must endure to survive. It hits you hard and gives you a new appreciation for ones own Judaism

SOBIBOR tells the story about the only successful revolt in a Nazi death camp during World War II. The rebellion, led by the Soviet prisoner Alexander Pechersky, took place in the Nazi death camp Sobibor, located in Poland, in 1943. The movie focuses on Pecherky and the difficult choices he makes to organize the rebellion and escape. He risks many lives, including his own, to set free hundreds of Jewish prisoners. These very different people show equal heroism and courage and are united by the desire to live.As well as directing, famed Russian actor Konstantin Khabenskiy also stars as Pechersky, alongside Christopher Lambert, who plays Nazi SS officer Karl Frenzel.

The film commemorates the 75th anniversary of the uprising at the Nazi death camp Sobibor. It was the only successful prisoner uprising during World War II and became a symbol of the strength of the human spirit and to the ability to fight evil amid horror. However, the uprising never gained wide public attention, in part because Sobibor itself was among the smallest of the Nazi death camp.

The cinematography is masterful.The way they captured scenes to connect with the audiences was powerful and unique. As the Jews of Sobibor were escaping you felt that you were running with them hoping for a new day.

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Costume Fun

Posted by admin on March 22, 2019 in Spotlight |

Halloween Adventure in NYC has the most extensive selection of costumes, masks, and accessories. With 2 floors of incredible products this is the place to go for parties and holidays.

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Start Up Alley- Temi

Posted by admin on March 20, 2019 in Spotlight |

Spoke with Danny Isserles about temi at AIPAC’s Innovation Nation event at the SCC Brooklyn. Temi, a video-oriented autonomous, personal home robot known for its capability in recognizing and following its users around.

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Start Up Alley- SeeTree

Posted by admin on March 20, 2019 in Spotlight |

Spoke with Farhana Ahmed of SeeTree about how Israeli #tech is transforming the #agretech space. SeeTree, a leading player in the agriculture tech space, founded by former intelligence officers and serial entrepreneurs to bring technology disruption into the world of farming. #Israel #innovation #startupnation #tech

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Innovation Nation

Posted by admin on March 14, 2019 in Spotlight |

This past AIPAC’s Sephardic Division hosted Innovation Nation at the SCC. Over 150 people learned about start up nation and how AIPAC is transforming the US-Israel relationship. The event was moderated by Daniel Frankenstein co-founder of JANVEST Capital Partners.

Innovation Nation Video Presentations:

Innovation Nation Welcome: Steven Hidary, President Sephardic Community Center introducing moderator Daniel Frankenstein co-founder of JANVEST Capital Partners.
Temi, a video-oriented autonomous, personal home robot known for its capability in recognizing and following its users around.
SeeTree, a leading player in the agriculture tech space, founded by former intelligence officers and serial entrepreneurs to bring technology disruption into the world of farming.
VRWiz, is an Israeli Brooklyn based VR/XR studio. They create thought provoking and meaningful experiences through a combination of creative and technical innovation.
OrCam– portable, artificial vision devices that allow visually impaired people to understand text and identify objects through audio feedback, describing what they are unable to see.

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Survivors Story

Posted by admin on February 3, 2019 in Spotlight |

The holocaust is a difficult subject to talk about. My grandmother Z’l survived the holocaust and always shared her story of survival. This is her testimony of survival.

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Mesa

Posted by admin on December 24, 2018 in Spotlight |

Had the opportunity to check out Mesa in Bal Harbour. Florida. As a hamburger aficionado, I crave unique burger experiences . The Mesa Burger is one of those experiences. Topped with their unique brisket it is one of those mouthwatering food experiences you need to have. Mesa is located at 9472 Harding Ave Bal Harbour, Florida 33154. #food #kosher #foodies

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Enhance Your Imagination – Opposuits

Posted by admin on December 24, 2018 in Spotlight |

Want to stand out in the crowd? Opposuits has you covered. With hundreds of innovative affordable suits you can rock any event. Adults and kids can bring their imagination to life and own any room .

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Opposuits: Innovative Apparel

Posted by admin on December 20, 2018 in Spotlight |

I appreciate innovative companies that develop unique products for people who aren’t afraid to have some fun. OppoSuits is one of those companies that keep on innovating. Make a lasting impression at your next event. Opposuits is a fashion company that prides itself on being innovative and affordable. They made their clothing so all you have to do is throw your suit in wash , iron and you are good to go. Very smart and practical. With partnerships with #DC and #Marvel they have created dynamic suits for adults and children. You can dress up like #Batman, #Spiderman or the #Avengers . If you are planning on going to Comic Con they have some great options for you. When you wear an Opposuit you immediately transform into this fun, confident person who can tackle any situation. In just six years they set up a range of over 100 designs and have customers in over 50 countries.

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Holiday Party Apparel: Tipsy Elves

Posted by admin on December 18, 2018 in Spotlight |

Tipsy Elves mission is simple: Make the most outrageous clothes known to mankind in order to make your life more fun. Sounds like a big undertaking, but they been doing it one legendary collection at a time. Along the way they have reinvented ugly Christmas sweaters, launched a patriotic collection and created ski suits.

You can enhance your holiday party with their interactive sweaters or dress up in a suit and show your holiday flare through fun fashion. They also have awesome apparel for your family. Create a dynamic family experience with matching jumpsuits and other apparel.

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