All Star Sarah Hofstetter Headlines at Fortune Mag's Most Powerful Women Summit & Other Orthodox Jews in the News

All Star Sarah Hofstetter Headlines at Fortune Mag’s Most Powerful Women Summit & Other Orthodox Jews in the News


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‘Bruce Wayne’ Actor Thanks, Hashem, Celebrates Orthodox Identity
David Mazouz, who plays a young Batman on Fox’s ‘Gotham’ television series, was honored for his accomplishments as an Orthodox Jew. The 16-year-old actor was honored at the 5th Annual Jew In the City All Stars Awards Show in New York. During his acceptance speech, Mazouz thanked his rabbis and parents for teaching him “what a moral compass should look like,” and thanked “Hashem (God) for bringing all of this into my life.”

Atlanta Emerges as the Jewish-Foodie Capital of the South
Kosher BBQ, sweet potato cheesecake, and fried chicken Shabbat dinner: The city’s restaurants and food festivals blend religious tradition with Southern innovation. The Jewish-food scene in Atlanta is steeped in tradition but constantly innovating.

Watch: British Airways’ Observant Jewish Pilot
At British Airways celebrations for 85 years of UK-Israel flights, Arutz Sheva hears from a religious pilot who addresses flights in Hebrew. Andrew Zucker has been alll over the world and spent Shabbat in far-flung places, with Israel being his favorite place to fly.

Why a Growing Number of Religious Women Want to Serve in the Israeli Military
Instead of having their oversize uniforms altered to be more form-fitting or more fashionable, a cadre of women soldiers is opting for flowing pants or a modest knee-length skirt. They are religiously observant recruits, and although they are eligible for a faith-based exemption, their numbers are growing.

This CEO Uses Her Jewish Faith as an Advantage
Sarah Hofstetter may stand out from her peers in the advertising industry, but she’s using her differences as an advantage. Speaking Monday during Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen Summit in Laguna Niguel, Calif., the CEO of digital advertising agency 360i described how her life as an observant Orthodox Jew has lead to more respect from colleagues and customers.

Trump to Host White House Hanukkah Party
US President Donald Trump will host a White House Hanukkah party on December 7, an administration official confirmed to The Times of Israel on Sunday. Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, converted to Judaism after marrying Jared Kushner, an Orthodox Jew. They both remain observant and are raising their children Jewish.

Rabbis’ Dinner Has Outgrown New York City Venues
The Chabad-Lubavitch movement, a global group of Orthodox Jews that runs 3,500 religious centers, is holding its 34th annual gathering in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood. The conference’s Sunday night dinner, attended by roughly 5,000 rabbis plus guests, has turned into such an oversize affair that Chabad says it could no longer find a suitable venue to stage it within New York City, so they are heading to Bayonne, N.J.

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A former Hollywood script editor, Jerusalem event planner, non-profit fundraiser and professional blogger, Sara Levine is an accomplished writer and editor. After graduating from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, her first screenplay was well-received by story executives at major studios. As a journalist, her articles have been published internationally in popular magazines and websites. With over 18 years experience as a story consultant, her notes and critiques on novels and scripts have been used to select and improve material by top studios, networks, agencies and writers in Hollywood and beyond. She is currently at work on her first novel.