May 25 2010

Hadassah Lieberman Interview Part Two

Jewish Achievement reporter Kandie Stroud interviews Hadassah Lieberman, wife of Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Conn) and Global Ambassador of the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure campaign on her Jewish heritage, the importance of Jewish American Heritage Month and her pride in American citizens from all walks of life coming together in support of the Jewish people for a bevy of reasons.

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May 24 2010

Did You Know?

Every so often one will hear a ‘fast fact‘ that startles, educates and perhaps even re-shapes previous perception. These facts find their way in to dinner conversations, meetings and even internet surfing; in that light, we would like to entertain our audiences with a series we entitle ‘Did You Know‘?

Did You Know? The Roosevelt family were originally Jewish-Dutch, arriving in New York City in 1682. The family patriarch went under the original name of Claes Rosenvelt before changing it to Nicholas Roosevelt. Sarah Delano, FDR’s mother, descended from Sephardic Jews.

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May 21 2010

The Golden Age of Jewish Achievement Author Steven L. Pease on Jewish Life Television!

Jewish Life Television recently featured an interview with the Golden Age of Jewish Achievement” author Steven  L. Pease on his continued interest in Jewish achievement and indeed evaluating why Jews are disproportionately successful both historically and in contemporary society. Featured below is part one of JLTV’s series on the Golden Age of Jewish Achievement.

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May 20 2010

Hadassah Lieberman Interview Part One

Jewish Achievement reporter Kandie Stroud interviews Hadassah Lieberman, wife of Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Conn) and Global Ambassador of the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure campaign on her Jewish heritage, her parents struggle for survival during the Holocaust and how faith was an undying flame for the Jewish people amidst times of great persecution.

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May 18 2010

Sol Price, Founder of Price Club

Sol Price is another notable addition to our ‘High Achievers and Other Interesting People‘ category here at Jewish Achievement Blog.com – this blogger had no idea that the ‘Price Club’ was a double entendre! Mr. Price was a Jewish retail magnate who three decades ago altered both the American landscape and the American way of shopping by founding Price Club, the first nationwide members-only discount warehouse.

Mr. Price died in December 0f 2009 at 93 years old, of natural causes.

With Robert, Mr. Price started the first Price Club in 1976 in a cavernous former airplane parts factory in an unfashionable part of San Diego. The business, which offered consumer goods as varied as tires, books and household appliances at extremely low prices, proved to be the leading edge in the multibillion-dollar influx of discount big-box stores, among them Costco, Wholesale Club and Sam’s Club.

By 1990, members-only retail clubs had become the fastest-growing sector of retailing, The Associated Press reported.

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May 17 2010

Steven L. Pease Speaks to Urban Journal on Mr. Obama’s Nomination of Elena Kagan

Last year  ”The Golden Age of Jewish Achievement” author Steven L. Pease spoke to Urban Journal’s Keith Murphy on the nomination of ‘High Achiever’ Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court – Click the link below to check it out!

Urban Journal 5/17 pt. 1

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May 17 2010

Paul A. Samuelson, Economist

Paul A. Samuelson, the first American Nobel laureate in economics and the foremost academic economist of the 20th century is another notable addition to our ‘High Achievers and Other Interesting People‘ category here at Jewish Achievement Blog.com.

His death in 2009 was announced by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which Mr. Samuelson helped build into one of the world’s great centers of graduate education in economics.

In receiving the Nobel Prize in 1970, Mr. Samuelson was credited with transforming his discipline from one that ruminates about economic issues to one that solves problems, answering questions about cause and effect with mathematical rigor and clarity.

When economists “sit down with a piece of paper to calculate or analyze something, you would have to say that no one was more important in providing the tools they use and the ideas that they employ than Paul Samuelson,” said Robert M. Solow, a fellow Nobel laureate and colleague of Mr. Samuelson’s at M.I.T.

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May 12 2010

Kagan Seen as Brilliant, Affable and a Mystery

In the article below, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency discusses the story of Ms. Elena Kagan, a “steady, strategic and tactical” Jewish achiever and obvious notable addition for our section of ‘High Achievers and Other Interesting People ‘. “The Golden Age of Jewish Achievement” author Steven L. Pease was also interviewed about Ms. Kagan, noting that “…a third Jewish justice was not remarkable. Ms. Kagan would be seen as getting the job on her merits.

In the Jewish community Saperstein, the head of the Reform movement’s Religious Action Center , apparently is not alone.

Community reaction to Obama’s selection of Kagan, the U.S. solicitor general, is enthusiastic until officials consider what it is, exactly, she stands for.

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May 2 2010

Cast of Fiddler on the Roof Sings Praise of Jewish Courage; Broadway Show Tunes to Raise Money to Fight Aids

A revival of Fiddler on the Roof, the story of a Jewish family set to music against a backdrop of early 20th Century Russian pogroms, has been playing at the National Theater in Washington for the past two weeks and has been touring the country for the past year. Monday night the cast raised money to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, performing Broadway hit songs at Town Danceboutique on 8th Street NW. Reporter Kandie Stroud asked cast members Emily Shoolin, Deborah Grausman, Joel Bernstein and Hannah DelMonte what they have learned about the character and strength of the Jewish people by playing their parts in Fiddler on the Roof.

They all spoke of their enormous respect for Jewish perserverance and thei ability to survive in spite of adversity and persecution. The following is the first in our series of interviews with the cast:

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Apr 28 2010

High Achievers and Other Interesting People: Elmer Winter, Co-Founder of Manpower

Elmer Winter, and his law partner madly scrambled to find emergency secretarial help. That ordeal later inspired them to start Manpower, an international temp agency, an achievement truly worthy of note in our series of ‘High Achievers and Other Interesting People‘.

The following was brought to us from Douglas Martin, of The New York Times:

In April 1948, Mr. Winter and his brother-in-law and law partner, Aaron Scheinfeld, had to file a brief on a tight deadline with the Wisconsin Supreme Court. They could find no one to type it.

They finally hunted down their former secretary and persuaded her to toil until dawn. Their problem was solved, but they thought about the experience. They recalled a legal client who supplied short-term laborers for unloading freight cars. Maybe they could do the same thing for a broader range of employers.

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