Category Archives: May 2019


Trying to train yourself to sleep less is like altering your shoe size, so claim contemporary researchers. It is amazing to consider how little people knew about the nature of sleep until recent times. For instance, we now identify rapid eye movement during sleep (REM) with dreaming. That observation was only made in 1953 by Dr. Eugene Aserinsky. In the ... Read More »

Open House on Memorial Day

On Memorial Day (which this year begins on Tuesday night May 7), Israel does not just remember its fallen soldiers—it also embraces the bereaved families. In practice, what this means is that there is a kind of “open house” at the homes of most bereaved families. If you are friendly with a bereaved person, you try to visit them on ... Read More »


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 »

JLife Extra: After Passover

May brings many events to the OC By Ilene Schneider   Closely following on the heels of Passover are Yom HaShoah and Yom HaAtzmaut. Join organizations throughout the community to remember the Holocaust and celebrate Israel’s independence.   Wednesday, May 1 5:30 p.m.   In a Yom HaShoah observance, eighth grade students at Shir Ha-Ma’alot will teach the congregation about ... Read More »

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