Juda Engelmayer is the president of HeraldPR and Emerald Digital, and now a managing partner with Converge Public Strategies. His expertise are in the Corporate communications/Public Affairs/Crisis Communications areas of Public Relations, and SEO/ORM areas of the digital marketplace. Mr. Engelmayer directs his teams whose efforts are put to task for business, political, advocacy, and policy relates issues, as well as for individuals in national and international arenas; he publicly campaigns for clients, directing promotion and positioning, and handles issues of public discourse on corporate, financial, personal and philanthropy related matters. Over his so-far 30-year career, he served as a senior vice president for 5W Public Relations. Prior, he served as Chief Communications Officer for The American Jewish Congress. Juda has also served as Vice President at Rubenstein Associates, the venerable New York PR firm, where he handled accounts spanning foreign governments, spiritual leaders, entertainers, nonprofits, healthcare and medical research clients. His career began as an aid to the New York State Assembly Speaker, and then as the assistant director of the New York Regional Office of the Anti-Defamation League. In 1993 he was appointed as an executive assistant to H. Carl McCall, the New York State Comptroller, where he handled advocacy, communications, and nonprofit prompt contracting matters, and was part of the campaign process that saw the first ever NY Statewide elected African American elected two times. Mr. Engelmayer and his wife Debra, along with his brother-in-law Daniel J. Cohen, once owned the New York landmark Kossar's Bialy bakery, that opened in 1936 on the Lower East Side. They were the owners from 1998-2013. He is a proud member of Community Security Service (CSS) and devotes time and expertise training volunteers in professional security techniques and providing physical security for community organizations and programs.
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SHARE Tuesday, March 1, 2022
A Difficult Nexus of Modern Justice, Social Media, News and Crisis PR Today Media often looks to social media and public sentiment and creates "news" based on the assumption on public consumption. This has created an environment where actual justice gets served based on social outcry and not actual facts. It all makes crisis communications much harder.
(7 comments) SHARE Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Anti Jewish Discrimination Should Be Covered Under Title VI how can students' be expected to grow if they have to suppress a part of who they are out of fear of attack either verbally or physically? There are too many instances of Anti-Semitism that are occurring throughout US college campuses and the administration at these schools are doing little or nothing to protect the Jewish students.
(2 comments) SHARE Friday, October 19, 2012
Armstrong Can Live Strong or Fade into Memory -- The Power is in his Hands We see sports fans all of the time, so called heroes on the field and courts, who often do little more than play remarkably well and live fast-paced, often chaotic lives. Today's society labels them heroes because many times they offer the kind of inspiration that comes from the depths of poverty and despair, and offers the possibility of a rise to what our society has come to see as success and achievement.
(3 comments) SHARE Thursday, September 13, 2012
Is any party truly the party of the Jewish people? Argument from people who are fairly smart, well studied, and truly committed to the Jewish religion that "the GOP of the last 20 years is evil incarnate. No question about it!" are shocking. Anyone who disavows racism, embraces the doctrine of open-mindedness and liberalism that Democrats champion, could't generalize like that about a party of people in a manner they would abhor if it were of another group of people.
(15 comments) SHARE Saturday, July 28, 2012
Is the World Yet Safe for Israel and Jews? Where today are the people with backbone? Where is the leadership? Where is the integrity in journalism today -- the vehicle that was supposed to keep us informed as a tool for maintaining democracy, not entertain us with predictable comments from people who often do not even know what it is they actually are commenting on?
SHARE Friday, July 20, 2012
What is George Zimmerman Thinking In invoking the "God's plan" message, George Zimmerman and his team of public relations specialists made a critical decision. The man who shot and killed the unarmed youth Treyvon Martin in Sanford, Florida offered an exclusive interview to Fox News' Sean Hannity and expressed little remorse while telling America that the events leading to, and Martin's death were part of God's plan.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, May 13, 2012
The Value of American Citizenship Today For 11 months an American from Brooklyn, has been in Palmasola prison. Jacob Ostreicher, a 53 year old father of five and grandfather of 11, was arrested in June 2011 on suspicion of money laundering. Unlike in the United States, where one is innocent until proven guilty, the Bolivian prosecutor claims that Ostreicher was jailed because he failed to prove the money Ostreicher used for a land deal was not dirty.
SHARE Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Only Israel Can Make Peace Look at the world today:Most of the Arab world operates as if it is still in the Dark Ages.It maintains laws that most Westerners deem antiquated, treats women as chattel and keeps the masses uneducated and desperate. The only reason there are Palestinian refugees is because its leaders consistently refuse to allow anyone to build up and move so to maintain the status of poverty and pain for anti-Israel positioning purposes.
(8 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 28, 2012
George Zimmerman Is Casey Anthony -- Only Question is will Zimmerman be Convicted? Sharpton knows that his only job here is to make it impossible for anyone in this country to hear the name Trayvon Martin without thinking "hoodie, not hoodlum". Churches have hoodie days, the Miami Heat don hoodies before a game, and the Reverend Sharpton coins a phrase that may become as renowned as "if it doesn't fit, you must acquit;" they are successfully tainting the jury pool, making justice nearly impossible.
(3 comments) SHARE Wednesday, March 14, 2012
What makes Israel worth our blood and tears? Jewish people are unique in that they are both a religion and nationality. They have been treated as pariahs throughout history and all over the world. They have been jailed, tortured, dispersed to all corners of the earth, forced to renounce their beliefs or just killed for being Jews. Yet, they endured as a people and kept the tenets of their faith. Jews have outlived their ancient enemies, and are poised to face new ones.
(2 comments) SHARE Saturday, February 4, 2012
The End of Days in Palestine Warning: The video embedded here is a dramatization, but it is graphic and shocking. Please watch knowing it is not real. Now imagine the threat is not a tidal wave, rushing floodwaters, a violent tornado or some other natural disaster, and something that can wipe out life as we know it for years to come, destroying not just property, but everyone and everything in its wake.
(2 comments) SHARE Monday, January 30, 2012
Iron Clad isn't Necessarily Rock Solid: How Israel Fares to America The President, in his speech, devoted most of his attention to domestic issues and spent little time on foreign affairs. That's actually a good thing. Yet, in that small allotment of time, he gave Israel a shout-out and emphasized how the U.S. cares for her security. For his supporters, they will say that proves what a friend he is, but a real friend cares enough to help make sure that the use of the war machines.
SHARE Sunday, January 29, 2012
New Short Film/Video, Rainbow in the Night, Expresses Triumph and Hope in Time for the U.N. Holocaust Remembrance Day In honor of the U.N. Holocaust Remembrance Day, film producer and director Daniel Finkelman recently completed a scripted and reenacted music video, depicting the era of the Holocaust entitled, "Rainbow in the Night". The video offers viewers an emotional and visual outlook into life in Poland, 1939.
SHARE Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Mama, They're Taking My Kodachrome Away As digital imagery crept onto the market and the megapixel count rose to such a point that the silver-coated cellulose acetate strips went the way of the muscle car's carburetors, leaving it for enthusiasts and pedants, Kodak, which based its growth on the sale of cheap throwaway cameras and mass quantities of consumables such as its film, developing chemicals and photo paper, lost its market share. By: Juda Engelmayer
SHARE Tuesday, January 17, 2012
Can Jack Lew Do for Obama What AmeriCorps Did for Clinton? Lew makes for an interesting choice for Mr. Obama. He comes with impressive credentials stemming from his days working for Democratic Congressman Joe Moakley and the late House Speaker Tip O'Neill. More recently, he was an executive at Citicorp where he ran a group that made alternative investments, such as hedge funds, credit swaps and other creative financial mechanisms
(3 comments) SHARE Sunday, January 8, 2012
"They have turned away from what I commanded them' When Moses came down from Mount Sinai he saw a people decadent and corrupt who had forgone the Judaism which G-d had given them. Prior to his descent, G-d saw this happening and told Moses, "Saru Ma'Hair, Min HaDerech Asher Tzvitem -- they have turned away quickly from the way that I commanded them," as he directed Moses to go down and set the people straight. History repeats itself and we do not have a Moses today.
SHARE Friday, August 26, 2011
Is Media Credible Or Are Journalists Divorced From The Truth? PR Agency CEO Says Beware! Media often tells its own narrative in order to get the most viewers or to make a personal point of a reporter. This can leave integrity and the truth quite behind. Don't believe all that you read, and investigate before you trust.
(7 comments) SHARE Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Palestinians Using Academics and Liberal Ideals to Promote an Extremist Agenda The Palestinian Boycott Divest Sanction movement against Israel is designed to capture the minds of today's youth under the cloak of academic expression of socially motivated values. Whereas the stated goals of radicals and Islamic fundamentalists are the destruction the BDS movement knows that it needs to sound and look moderate even as its end game is the same as those who admit to desires to destroy Israel
(30 comments) SHARE Monday, June 7, 2010
While Thomas is Going Home, Jews are Already there The Helen Thomas affair has showed the world an ugly side of a rather influential, yet bitter woman. It underlies a deeper issue facing Israel, and that is the poor education and control of Israel's facts and the message.
(9 comments) SHARE Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Alone Among Nations, Israel Must Stand for Itself Israel and the flotilla; once again a time for collective beatings on the small country in the Middle East. Israel was right; the peace boat was a dupe to bring Israel into this tired scenario.