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Irvine Hebrew Day School

ORANGE COUNTY IS HOME to more than 100,000 Jewish residents and, until 2014 there were just two Jewish day schools. That changed when Andy Elster and Karin Hepner recognized a need in the community for Jewish families to have more access to different educational opportunities and co-founded– Irvine Hebrew Day School. The school is located on the newly renovated Temple ... Read More »

Wearing Masks

IT IS COMMON knowledge that actors with Jewish sounding surnames were encouraged to change their names to more “non- Jewish” names. Recently, a U-tube video listed all those whose names were changed, but at the end of the video came a warning: “Now you know who they are; and they are among us.” A little scary in this day and ... Read More »

The GREAT JEWISH FAMILY        

SEVERAL YEARS AGO, I was on a train from Paris to Antwerp. The only other occupant of the compartment was a man who was busy reading a book. So friendly me looked over at the book and realized it was Hebrew. I said, “Hebrew!” He looked up immediately and asked if I spoke the language to which I replied I ... Read More »

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