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Sandro Rosell
FC Barcelona President
Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Amplifier, the global network of Jewish giving circles, is seeking to help philanthropists strengthen their giving circles – groups of people pooling their charitable efforts – with its first ever six-month training Institute.

The inaugural Giving Circle Institute, which began with a two-day learning retreat in New York last week, is training leaders across 10 states and two countries who lead 16 giving circles – groups of people who pool their charitable funds and decide together which causes or organizations to support. 

Amplifier is dedicated to growing and convening giving circles inspired by Jewish values in a global philanthropic network and is now expanding its efforts to help giving circles sustain themselves and strengthen

You would be hard pressed to find anyone who doesn’t know what Facebook is. Snapchat, which allows users to share messages, pictures, images and other types of multimedia (with the added feature that they’re only available for viewing until they disappear) is another social media vehicle which is also very popular.  Facebook once tried to buy out this social media competitor.

After it failed, it’s been trying to copy the features that Snapchat offers with mixed results. Now, with Snapchat

Shake Shack is apparently popular, not only among those who enjoy the hamburgers, fries, shakes, and variety of other items on the menu, but among those looking to make quick money on Wall Street. The dining establishment is finding itself targeted by “short sellers” on the open market, which is making Shake Shack look bad to potential investors.  To be fair, the company has been experiencing financial difficulties, which is attracting the aforementioned “bears” from the market.

Shake Shack

On Tuesday August 1st, Jeff Brotman, co-founder of Costco Wholesale Corporation died at the age of 74. He died in his home, just outside Seattle. The cause of his death was not immediately known. He leaves behind two children and his wife, Susan Thrailkill Brotman.

He was born in Tacoma, Washington, to Jewish immigrants from Romania. His father and uncles owned a chain of 18 retail stores named Bernie's in Washington and Oregon. He received his BA in political science from the University of

The Bank of Israel has revised its 2017 full-year forecast upward to expected growth of 3.4 percent on the back of revised export forecasts and an improvement in world trade. The figure is up from a previous forecast of 2.7%, but still lower than the 4% growth achieved in 2016.

The BOI said that after a long period in which private consumption drove growth, there were increasing signs of a return to more balanced growth in the economy, with both exports and investments contributing. It said