Dallas Doings
By Linda Wisch-Davidsohn

Saul Schisler’s work marks The Wall Street Journal’s 125th

Saul Schisler, a student at New York City’s prestigious Pratt Institute, a global leader in higher education, is one of 11 students chosen to take part in an initiative to create work that celebrates the rich history and future innovations of The Wall Street Journal (WSJ), which commemorated its 125th anniversary this July.
The resulting works, which stem from a partnership between Pratt and WSJ parent company Dow Jones, are on display in an exhibition: called “Pratt Celebrates 125 Years of The Wall Street Journal,” at Pratt Manhattan Gallery through August 21.
Pratt Manhattan Gallery is a public exhibition space affiliated with Pratt Institute that is known for featuring innovative work. It is located at 144 W. 14th Street in New York City.
The students, whose diverse backgrounds, disciplines and interests embody the worldwide influence of the Journal, created work in their chosen medium, taking inspiration from one or more of eight themes provided by Dow Jones. The themes range from technology’s impact on media consumption to the evolution of the Journal from its 1889 four-page newsletter to the global newsgathering powerhouse it is today.
Schisler and fellow students were given special access to the Journal’s staffers and archives to review their work and learn about the brand pedigree, timeline, culture and high journalistic standards.

Saul Schisler created this traditional printing press, which took him roughly 350 hours to complete. The piece is part of an exhibit called “Pratt Celebrates 125 Years of the Wall Street Journal” at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery.
Saul Schisler created this traditional printing press, which took him roughly 350 hours to complete. The piece is part of an exhibit called “Pratt Celebrates 125 Years of the Wall Street Journal” at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery.

Schisler created a modern-day reworking of a traditional printing press, built by hand from aluminum, acetyl, steel and brass, which took him more than 350 hours in the studio. The work re-examines the first vehicle for mass-produced text — the screw-driven printing press — and became a performance piece in the gallery as a limited edition (125) of birthday cards were printed in honor of the Journal’s 125th anniversary. The work reflects the Journal’s standing as a news source that has kept up with the modern demands of news consumption over time.
Pratt Manhattan Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. and Thursdays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. For more information, visit www.pratt.edu. Saul is the son of Shelley and Avi Mitzner and Euphrosyne  and Howell Schisler.

HBR Technologies nominated by Addison Magazine’s Best Places to Work in 2014

Its slogan is “The Power is in the Partnership.” HBR Technologies is a managed IT services provider located in Carrollton. The company specializes in providing business and technology-consulting services that help clients leverage technology to increase business efficiency. HBR helps clients with solution design, implementation and computer support services. HBR sells hardware, software, information technology security and network products and services necessary to support small to medium–size businesses, enterprise clients, academic institutions and government agencies.
HBR Technologies has the ability to service the nationwide needs of its clients. There is an established a support network, which provides design, implementation and maintenance services across America.
HBR Technologies has operated under the same ownership since it was founded in 1984, and has been building positive and lasting relationships with our clients and our vendors. They are one of the oldest computer resellers in Dallas/Fort Worth.
CEO Jeff Romick possesses more than 26 years of corporate technology consulting experience. Jeff believes in the power of partnership and works tirelessly to build strong relationships between clients and business manufacturers. The strength of HBR Technologies is enhanced by Jeff’s keen knowledge of the industry´s channel and end user programs that benefit clients.
He has been awarded best speaker honors at multiple manufacturer channel focused symposiums. Jeff is an Intel VTN Channel Advisor and is on the Exabyte Reseller Council. He works with clients of all sizes and industries and focuses on their security and infrastructure to protect valuable information and physical assets. Jeff is the president of the Lone Star Chapter of VTN and was just honored as the chapter MVP for 2011. In addition, Jeff is on the board of Legacy Preston Hollow.
COO David Romick has more than 30 years of IS consulting and management experience. He has worked in a variety of environments ranging from small businesses to large corporations such as GTE, American Airlines and Lennox Industries. David brings to the table a solid resume of “hands on” technology project management experience and extensive corporate management training.
In 1992, he co-chaired the Data Administration Management Association (DAMA) International Symposium and is also a recipient of the DAMA International Service Award. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in data processing and analysis. David was also awarded the Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout Award in 1979. David is on the board of directors for Community Homes for Adults, Inc. (CHAI).
Congratulations to the Romicks and their team. The voting ends Sept. 5.

Dallas Jewish Community Foundation to host seminar, Wednesday Sept. 17

The Dallas Jewish Community Foundation is hosting its annual Professional Advisors Seminar, “It’s More Than Money: Protect Your Legacy” at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, Sept. 17 at the Westin Galleria. More than 300 lawyers, CPAs, insurance underwriters, bankers and financial planners are expected to participate.
The presenter, Patricia Annino, of Prince Lobel Tye LLP, is a nationally recognized authority on estate planning and taxation. She is chair of her firm’s Estate Planning and Probate Practice Group as well as a member of the firm’s Media Law Practice Group, where she represents authors, artists, and musicians in estate planning and probate matters. She is the author of numerous consumer books and professional texts.
The seminar, now in its 19th year, has been a fixture in the professional advisors community. The event educates professional advisors on new and emerging techniques in the areas of charitable giving, estate and tax planning. Attendees will receive two hours of continuing education while enjoying a lavish breakfast.
The event’s primary underwriter is Thompson & Knight LLP; benefactor sponsor is Meadows Collier Reed Cousins Crouch & Ungerman LLP. Wells Fargo is the platinum sponsor.
Registration is $70 if submitted by Sept. 3 or $85 after the deadline. To register for the seminar, visit www.djcf.org or call 214-615-9351 for more information.

Beth Torah’s Men’s Club to welcome Craig Miller of KTCK-AM’s ‘The Ticket’

Craig Miller, co-host of the“Morning Musers” show on KTCK-AM “The Ticket,” will launch the Congregation Beth Torah Men’s Club lox-and-bagel breakfast series Sunday, Sept. 7.
Fresh from covering Cowboys training camp, Miller will share his wit and wisdom that spans two decades with Dallas’ leading sports radio station. The CBT Men’s Club traditionally kicks off its monthly speaker series with a Cowboys-related program coinciding with NFL opening day.
Breakfast begins at 9 a.m., and the public is invited. The cost is $10 for non-members, $7 for members and $5 for students. The synagogue is located at 720 W. Lookout Drive in Richardson. For additional information, contact Beth Torah at 972-234-1542.

Save the date

The Dallas Jewish Historical Society will present “One Story at a Time…A Mosaic of Our Dallas Jewish Community” from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30 at the Community Foundation of Texas, Mabel Peters Caruth Center located at 5500 Caruth Haven Lane at Central Expressway in Dallas.
This will be an event featuring natives to newcomers who have shared their diverse family stories. The evening is a part of the Oral History Project of the DJHS.
For additional information, contact info@djhs.org or 214-239-7120.


I recently read two interesting books by Rabbi Shlomo Wexler, which some of you might enjoy — “Brother, Can You Raise a Million?” and “The Rabbi and the Rebbetzin.” The rabbi’s dry humor and fascinating narratives made both books a treasured read.

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