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  • Gene Simmons: Rock god turned business tycoon

    By Ryan Torok

    December 3, 2014 | 1:56 pm

    Gene Simmons has made a career out of doing a lot with a little. 

    His band, KISS, featured members with little or no formal musical training but went on to become one of the nation’s biggest rock acts. Growing up in Haifa, he sold cactus fruit to workers at a local bus stop to...

  • MeUndies: Not your parents’ underwear retailer

    by Claudia Boyd-Barrett

    December 3, 2014 | 1:18 pm

    It was a particularly unglamorous experience that sparked Jonathan Shokrian’s idea for a multimillion-dollar business.

    Preparing to embark on a two-week trip to Europe in 2010, the then-25-year-old Conservative Jew from Los Angeles realized he needed more than his existing...

  • Dads revolutionize the diaper bag

    by Tess Cutler

    December 3, 2014 | 12:00 pm

    “What’s in your pants?”

    That’s the motto of Freedom Pants, the first pair of pants designed to replace a diaper bag. And on Nov. 14, James Kadonoff, founder and CEO of Man vs Baby (a media platform catering specifically to dads), asked Daymond John, a judge from the ABC...

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  • Israel tech investment, with a side of shmoozing

    by Oren Peleg and Daniel Schwartz

    November 5, 2014 | 11:50 am

    “Is Israel a good investment?” 

    That, as Roy Weiler, an Israel-born consultant now living in Los Angeles put it, was the question the Israel Conference had been convened to answer. 

    Now in its sixth year, the conference attracted hundreds of investors and entrepreneurs for...

  • Top ten music apps from Israel

    by Abigail Klein Leichman, Israel21c

    October 23, 2014 | 12:16 pm

    Whether you want to learn how to play an instrument or discover new songs your friends like, an Israeli app can do that. 

    Some are meant to help music students get the most out of their lessons, others to amp up the karaoke experience, empower budding DJs or simplify music...

  • The Jewish Graduate Student Initiative is preparing tomorrow’s leaders

    by Leslee Komaiko

    October 23, 2014 | 12:09 pm

    A program aimed at connecting graduate students with area Jewish nonprofits in the hopes of creating future leaders for the organizations has received a Cutting Edge Grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (JCFLA) that amounts to nearly $100,000 over the next...

  • JNET: Jewish professionals networking and shmoozing

    By Elyse Glickman

    October 23, 2014 | 11:50 am

    Forget the gold watch for 50 years of service at one firm. For many baby boomers and Gen X-ers, starting one’s own business has become more of a necessity than an alternative career path. As a result, professional networking groups have sprung up throughout the United States to...

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