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Jewish Academy, Interfaith Dialogue Part of Potpourri of Classes

Last year, the Adult Education Task Force, made up of 30 volunteers, educators, and clergy from every synagogue and Jewish organization in Orange County, came up with an idea for advanced adult learners who wanted to go beyond taking a course here and there. An eclectic sub-committee made up of a Reform educator, a Chabad rabbi, and three adult learners, ... Read More »

Innovation, Diversity Characterize University Synagogue

Say “Reconstructionist Judaism” and most people respond with a question – because they just don’t know what it is. However, University Synagogue and its spiritual leader, Rabbi Arnold Rachlis, are trying to change that. With monthly “Intro Nights” where people are invited to a congregant’s home to learn about Reconstructionism, University Synagogue in Irvine has been attracting affiliated and unaffiliated ... Read More »

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