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April 2020

Calm & Caution

This moment calls for calm and caution for this moment is dangerous. We are facing an unprecedented challenge in our lifetimes. No other illness...

Jewish National Fund’s (JNF-USA’s) Special in Uniform

Dealing successfully with challenges has ripple effects far beyond the individual. Overcoming adversity in the face of a disability is often a profound source...

Battling an Unseen Enemy

We are living in a difficult and unprecedented time. Separated from our friends and family, the cocoon of safety we usually feel is shattered....

Preparing for Passover?

If you were in Israel at the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020, you couldn’t miss the huge billboards advertising the third...

Purge & Soar

Election shmutz in both Israel and America makes me want to eat healthily, exercise, stop cursing and give others the benefit of the doubt....

Jlife Extra

Next Year in Person Make the most of virtual Jewish opportunities during quarantine By Ilene Schneider Staying home from work or school creates opportunities for creative thinking...

Challenging Times

As I write this article, an entire suburb north of NYC has been placed under a mandatory quarantine. They are contained, enforced by the...

A Modern Seder

As we sit down to the seder this year, let us remember to talk about the Passover Seders we have had before. Let us...

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Synergy in the Shtetl

When Jewish people moved to Orange County in the 20th century, they noticed that there were no Jewish neighborhoods. There were clusters of Jewish...

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...

Orange County’s Jewish History- The Orange County Doll Ladies

B’nai B’rith, now known as Jewish Women International (JWI), began the “Dolls for Democracy” program in 1956 in conjunction with the interfaith, interracial organization...

Remembering the Children of the Holocaust

When Pavel Friedmann, a young inmate at the Terezin Concentration Camp in 1942, wrote about the last butterfly he ever saw, he described a...