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Celebrate Everything

It seemed like a good idea. My parents’ 50th anniversary was coming up, and I wanted to throw a surprise party. There was only...

Celebrating with Kindness- Hebrew Academy event engages students in helping the community

“One of the most important lessons we teach is to make the world better,” explained Rabbi Avremi Popack, Judaic administrator at The Hebrew Academy...

Kosher Dog- Friar Tuck

This our new puppy “Friar Tuck.” It was very hard to decide which puppy we would take home because we got to see the...

OC Jewish Community to Celebrate Refugees- June 20 Drive-in Movie to Support Aid Initiatives

In 1951, the Geneva Convention on Refugees convened as a result of the millions of refugees languishing in Europe following World War II. The...

Fresh Orange Jews

On Thursday, March 25, NextGen hosted an exclusive virtual tasting experience with Fermensch Kombucha, an organic, small-batch booch brewery in Orange County. Over 20...

Women’s Voices 2021

It could be said that 2020 was the year of the woman. As the world was rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic, women were shining...

Kosher Dog- Tilly & Max

These are our dogs Tilly and Max. They are puppies who bring so much joy into our lives. Every morning we walk by Temple...

Fresh Orange Jews

According to the Jewish calendar, we are in the month of Adar and when Adar enters, joy increases! Why is Adar the month of...

Merage JCC Upcoming Events

Laughs and “L’chaims” as the Merage JCC invites you to Roast and Toast Israel on her 73rd birthday     The Merage JCC is excited...

Healthy Hearts & Minds

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a negative toll on so many aspects of everyday life, including the ongoing anxiety of students and teachers in...

Kosher Dog- Lolly

My dog, Lolly, enjoys lounging bby the pool and hiking in the local hiking trails of Pasadena, CA. She loves treats and playing hide...

The Great (Bar/Bat) Mitzvah Giveaway

Mitzvah Market, a leading Bar/Bat Mitzvah media resource is launching The Great (Bar/Bat) Mitzvah Giveaway to give parents the opportunity to save thousands of...

Kosher Dog- Ali

I would like to submit this photo of my pup Ali for your Kosher Dog section. I am technically fostering her but she has become...

Temple Beth El of South Orange County’s 5th Annual Virtual Meditation Retreat

  Imagine yourself in your own sacred space delving deeper into the mind, body and spirit on a journey with the divine presence....

Israeli Air Force Pilots Share Thrill of Flying, Lessons Learned At New Online Flight Simulator Center of Excellence

  The Squadron, the only air force simulator program with Israeli fighter pilots as instructors, announced their live, online center of excellence. The...

JLife Extra- February Brings Purim and More

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has kept the members of the Jewish community glued to screens instead of being together physically, creative minds have...

Kosher Dog

Nugget was adopted from Best Friends Animal Society two years ago when she was 1 1/2 years old. She is half mini-doxie and half...

Throwing Candy at the Computer

Midway through Lila Duke’s bat mitzvah ceremony, her family’s cat made an appearance.     Minnie’s interruption was one of many ways that Lila’s coming-of-age...

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What were you doing during the 1973 Yom Kippur War?     I found myself asking this question recently while watching the “Valley of Tears”...

Jlife Extra- June 2021

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