I believe – very strongly – in community. Community is much more than physical neighborhood, it is the world around us and I enjoy making the effort to specifically reach out to organizations that I feel improve and enhance the lives of youth. Like any other country, Israel has families who have economic troubles, or systemic dysfunction. Fortunately for impoverished and disenfranchised youth, there are Children’s Villages for them to be embraced and nurtured in a safe and structured environment.
Hong Kong – The “other” city that Never Sleeps is a very accurate description of a hustling and bustling marketplace. The annual Jewelry and Gem Fair in Hong Kong is home to Asia’s largest gem marketplace. Believe it or not, there were over 3500 exhibitors showcasing a wide range of loose gems of diamonds, gemstones, pearls, and equipment and packaging from around the world. It is expected that over 57,000 buyers from over 156 countries were in attendance. It was enormous and quite pleasing to all of our senses. The quantity, quality and the size of diamonds that were displayed was not to be believed. While not everyone can get to Hong Kong for a Jewelry Trade Show, it was an experience to be remembered forever
If you want a treat for the senses, take a hop over to Hong Kong - you will not believe your eyes! (or your ears, or noses!)
Team Retreat to Northern Israel
This past October, we took the day off for a bit of fun and whisked our staff away for our annual company trip. This year, we traveled to the northern part of Israel. We started our day at the southern end of Mount Carmel, between Zichron Ya’akov and Binyamina. In this magical place, there is a natural gem called Ramat Ha Nadiv, which is both a garden – boasting hundreds of different kinds of flowers and spices – and a home to wildlife living in their natural habitat.....I invite you to read more!