Saturday, June 06, 2020

Business Spotlight

J. Scharf Jewelers, Your Jeweler for Life

Jay Edward Scharf is the founder of J. Scharf Jewelers LLC, providers of premier diamonds and fine jewelry for all of life’s special occasions. Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, not only for engagements and weddings, but significant events like an anniversary, birthday, graduation or bat mitzvah. J. Scharf Jewelers creates custom pieces


Cosmo Insurance Agency Celebrates 10 Years

When you love what you do, 10 years fly by, according to Mark Herschlag, founder and CEO of Cosmo Insurance Agency. What began as a business in his basement in Lakewood, New Jersey, has since grown into a larger entity with multiple offices including one in Hackensack.

Herschlag started his business with a primary focus on selling healthcare insurance.


5 Financial Tools Every Retiree Should Consider

Retiring from the professional world is a monumental milestone. It is one that should be celebrated, enjoyed, and relished. Finally, the long days spent stressing over quarterly reports and last-minute deadlines


The ‘Accidental Heroes’ of Capitalism

After Amazon announced it had abandoned its plans to build a headquarters in New York City, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted her delight: “Anything is possible: today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the


Cross River Brings an Innovative Approach and 255 New Jobs to Fort Lee

(Courtesy of Cross River Bank) Cross River Bank, a New Jersey financial institution known for its innovative use of new technology, is expanding in the Garden State with support from the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA). The bank has acquired a 70,000-square-foot facility in Fort Lee which will be home to 200 employees from


Are Rules of Thumb for the Dumb?

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a rule of thumb as follows: 1: a method or procedure based on experience and common sense, and 2: a general principle regarded as roughly correct but not intended to be scientifically accurate. The first known use of a rule of thumb is circa 1658 and not a recent development.


A Retreat to Move Forward

If you’re going to read this article, do yourself a favor: Put your smartphone in another room. And turn it off (or at least change the settings to “silent/no vibrate” so you can’t hear that you’ve received another message, alert, or update).

Don’t have time to do it right now? Then


Hometel Provides Pesach Hotel Services in the Comfort of Your Own Home

Pesach at home like never before is the slogan of Pesach Hometel, but they might just as easily have borrowed a line from Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast”: “Be our guest, be our guest. Put our service to the test. Tie your napkin ‘round your neck, And we’ll provide the rest.”


HarmonyCare Helps Families Navigate Post-Hospital Life

The hospital calls. Your mother will be discharged to a nursing home in two days. Now what do you do?

If you are responsible for a parent or spouse’s move from the hospital to rehab, a nursing home or even back to their home or yours, you have to make a critical decision, without all


NextGen Bootcamp Offers Intense Coding Program

If you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. That’s exactly what Zach Cohen, a sophomore at New York University, did when he turned his passion for coding into a thriving computer science summer program for teens.

While some high schools offer coursework in computer science and


QJL/BJL Hosts Well-Attended Networking Event

By all measures, this year’s networking event was the biggest yet for the Queens Jewish Link and Bukharian Jewish Link, judging by the sponsors, tables, special guests and participants at the Young Israel of Kew Gardens Hills on Wednesday, February 6.


Why Do People Give?

What motivates you to get up in the morning? Your job? Family responsibilities? A game of golf or tennis? Everyone has something that motivates them to do what they do. This holds true just as well for philanthropy. People are motivated to give for a reason. They may not admit to it. But they are.