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April 2021

Tackling the Tough Questions

Within today’s public sphere there is an urgent need for Jews to engage with tough questions surrounding Judaism, Israel and politics while simultaneously remaining...

The Secret of Plant-based Diets

People today are more health-conscious than ever yet, sadly, obesity rates are at an all-time high, ditto for diabetes and heart disease.    ...

A Lesson from John Steinbeck

Years ago, as I was doing research for a paper on John Steinbeck, I came upon a fascinating exchange of letters in 1940 between...

Israel: A Love Story

Shut away and able to look just beyond the walls of the balcony to the wadi and Tel Aviv/Jerusalem highway on the horizon, I...

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News & Jews- OC Hilell

  The board of directors of Orange County Hillel is delighted to welcome Tamy Cohen Jacobs – who has over 25 years of Jewish...

News & Jews- Grand Opening of the Chabad Center for Jewish Life, Friendship Circle Center for Special Needs & Orange County Holocaust Museum

Newport Beach is now home to a brand-new Jewish center, special needs facility and Holocaust museum. Congresswoman Michelle Steel (CA-48) and other local government...

Orange County’s Jewish History- Beth Emet High Holiday Ticket #449

    In 1958, there were two synagogues in Orange County—Temple Beth Sholom, established in 1943, and the newcomer Temple Beth Emet, organized 13...

COVID-19 High Holiday Questions

For the second year, COVID-19 has made it so Jews who want to attend High Holidays services must undergo a complicated risk calculation.    ...