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We Are “One!”  OC Philanthropists Join 1,400 Proud Zionists at Jewish National Fund-USA’s National Conference A delegation of Orange County philanthropists joined over 1,400 supporters...

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The Life and Art of Charlotte Salomon The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education at Chapman University presented events exploring the life and art of Charlotte...

Something New

    Every fall, the air gets cooler, the kids go back to school, and Rosh Hashanah rolls around. The holiday itself celebrates the...

Yom Kippur

    Yom Kippur–the Jewish Day of Atonement–is a fast day that follows Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are often called the...

Orange County’s Jewish History- The Jewish Merchants of Anaheim

Well at least we know what was served for second night Rosh Hashanah dinner in Anaheim in 1894/5655 – goose! According to the local...

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How Could This Happen Explaining the Holocaust     The Holocaust has long seemed incomprehensible, a monumental crime that beggars our powers of description and explanation....

L’Chaim!

Walking through the halls of the Merage Jewish Community Center today it’s hard to imagine that the facility hasn’t always been at its home...

Philanthropy and Teens

    Often, being cool is related to the latest technology gadget or toy. Sometimes it is cool to have a special talent or...

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Kosher certification agency sues JetBlue, saying they lied about a kosher snackBy Jackie Hajdenberg, JTA     One of the United States’ largest kosher certifying...

Punta del Este, Uruguay

The upscale Uruguayan coastal resort city of Punta del Este checks a lot of boxes for 18-year-old Argentine Sofia Grosz: gorgeous beaches, vibrant nightlife,...

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Chef Elizabeth Falkner visits Heritage Pointe to Offer Seniors her Famous Desserts!     Can a Kosher dessert also be an award-winning celebrity-designed creation? Chef...

Bridge Over Blessed Water

Twenty seven. This is the number of years that have passed between this morning and the day I landed at Ben Gurion Airport to...

The Orange County Jewish Historical Society

In the late ‘90s, when the JCC, Federation, Tarbut v’Torah (TVT) and a host of other Jewish organizations were located on Baker Street in...

Letter to the Editor

An Open Letter to the Editorial Board of the Harvard Crimson Your commitment to and promotion of the toxic BDS campaign reveals your bigotry and...

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University that fired Jewish professor who reported antisemitic incidents violated his academic freedom, panel finds By Andrew Lapin, JTA      A university in Oregon that...

Jane Seymour to Share Her Heart

A multiple Emmy and Golden Globe winner, recipient of the Officer of the British Empire (OBE), which was bestowed upon her by Queen Elizabeth II...

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Congregation B’nai Israel Welcomes its New Rabbi     Congregation B’nai Israel, CBI is excited to share that it has concluded its search process and...

Spiritual Hametz

Hametz is leavening, specifically the yeast that makes dough rise. Some say it is the starter dough that our ancestors used. It was allowed...

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The Meaning of the Season

Our Kids Know About Our Hanukkah Gift Budget The holiday season has arrived in full force, and already promotions for toys, games and other...

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We Are “One!”  OC Philanthropists Join 1,400 Proud Zionists at Jewish National Fund-USA’s National Conference A delegation of Orange County philanthropists joined over 1,400 supporters...

Orange County’s Jewish History–Marcus and Mendez

Most Americans are well aware of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case, which successfully desegregated schools throughout the U.S. But how many...

Oy Vey!

This New Album Celebrates All the Christmas Songs Written By Jews The album contains recordings of old classics—“Winter Wonderland,” written by Felix Bernard and Richard B....