Blog Archives


On a conservative day, my work “uniform” looks like jeans and printed shirts that hide the spills and thrills of many kids. Other days my uniforms consist of tutus, hippie and 80’s wear, and face paint. As we get closer to June, my office overflows with sport, science and art supplies, as well gallons of sunscreen. In our halls we ... Read More »

Kosher Dog July

This is our Shaina. One of her favorite pastimes is stalking lizards in our yard. She is a Shitsue/Havanese mix and a very loving part of our family. Her next favorite thing to do is rest on her very own pet sofa, which she especially enjoys after a hard day at the dog park. —Sandy and Al Schekman Read More »

Camp B’nai Ruach


Celebrating 20 Years of Providing Kids a Fun, Safe & Jewish Summer Experience This summer will mark the 20th anniversary of Congregation B’nai Israel’s summer day camp, Camp B’nai Ruach.  Located in Tustin, California, Camp B’nai Ruach provides children grades K – 9 a summer experience filled with exciting activities, programs and outings that are guaranteed to strengthen Jewish roots ... Read More »

Jr. Maccabi Games


The Merage Jewish Community Center (JCC) is gearing up once again to play host to more than 150 pre-teen Jewish boys and girls for this year’s Jr. Maccabi Games. Kids, ages 10-12, from Orange County, Los Angeles and Long Beach will enjoy team competitions in swimming, basketball, soccer and tennis, as well as sports journalism. Events will also include an ... Read More »

A Mother’s Day Poem


  “Mom”   By Iris Eliya Cohen Mom would wake up early and start rocking, Changing, Diapering, Washing, Cleaning, Shampooing, Drying, Scrubbing, Ironing, Folding, Baking, Cooking, Peeling, Picking, Steaming, Boiling, Salting, Sweetening, Sorting, Picking the lice out of our hair, Chopping, Grilling, And again cleaning, in between nursing. Till we were two. Go Up, Go Down, Hurry Up, Walk, Run, ... Read More »

Mother’s Day


Mother’s Day makes me think about unconditional love. What a beautiful, selfless gift it is!  In fact, I didn’t grasp the immensity of unconditional love until I gave birth to my first child – my beautiful daughter.  I can truly say that that was the defining moment when I finally understood how much my parents loved me. I realized what ... Read More »

Scroll To Top