Jewish Journal

Israeli Luxury Hotels on the rise

by Michelle Chabin

October 16, 2013 | 12:21 pm

Ritz-Carlton Herzliya. Photos courtesy of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co.

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Co. will open its first Israel property in mid-December, joining a select group of luxury hotels that have opened in the country during the past decade.  

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  • Private Bank of California: It’s not just about the money

    By Zan Romanoff

    October 16, 2013 | 11:29 am

    The signs of Richard Smith’s success precede him: His 25th-floor office on Santa Monica Boulevard overlooks Los Angeles Country Club’s golf greens to the north and the spread of the city’s business districts to the south. The dizzying height of his headquarters at The Private Bank...

  • Taxi service caters to L.A.‘s orthodox Jews

    by Jared Sichel, Staff Writer

    June 26, 2013 | 5:10 pm

    It was 11:02 a.m. on a warm Friday morning, and Pico Boulevard was alive with the energy of last-minute Shabbat shopping. Two teens wearing white button-down shirts and black dress pants exited their yeshiva and walked up to a sleek, black 2012 Kia Sedona minivan that would take...

  • Docents of downtown’s dark side

    by Michael Aushenker, Contributing Writer

    June 26, 2013 | 4:53 pm

    Billy Wilder and Raymond Chandler did not get along. At all.

    Paired at Paramount to create the screenplay for Wilder’s 1944 film adaptation of the classic James M. Cain novel, “Double Indemnity,” these icons somehow managed to conquer the script at Wilder’s office, despite...

  • Desalination, Israeli-style

    by Zev Hurwitz, Contributing Writer

    February 13, 2013 | 2:10 pm

    The subsidiary of an Israeli company has been selected to design the largest seawater-desalination plant in the Western Hemisphere. Located in northern San Diego County, the plant will be designed and operated by IDE Americas, part of IDE Technologies, headquartered in Kadima.

  • Israeli economics 101

    by Kylie Jane Wakefield

    January 23, 2013 | 4:18 pm

    Ofek Lavian has two passions: business and Israel, his native land.

    What he felt that he was missing when he went to college at the University of Southern California was an opportunity to learn about his home country while interacting with people who shared his same interests in...

  • eBay’s Israel social center

    by Abigail Klein Leichman

    January 23, 2013 | 4:12 pm

    Online auctioneer eBay’s hot new social commerce platforms aren’t coming from the giant Internet marketplace’s California headquarters. They’re conceptualized and launched by a team of 14 young Israeli geeks (and Marti, their “inspiration dog”) on Tel Aviv’s yuppified Rothschild...

  • Money saving ideas: For richer, not poorer

    By Elyse Glickman

    January 16, 2013 | 2:07 pm

    Tying the knot doesn’t have to be synonymous with fastening a financial anchor around newlywed couples. It just requires great care, sufficient research and attention to detail.

    Even with the best planning, however, it might be hard to believe you could pull off a dreamy wedding...

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