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December 2017

Hamilton & the Hebrew Hammer

This Summer, we were blessed to take our tribe to Israel. We explored as much of the country as a one-month visit would allow,...

What We Teach Our Children

IT WAS A recent encounter at the dentist. She was a Jewish teenager, together we were waiting with trepidation of the drill that awaited...

Israel & Christmas

SOMETIMES CHRISTMAS COINCIDES with Hanukah, sometimes it doesn’t. Last year it did, this year it doesn’t. This lack of contiguity matters a good deal...

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

CHILDREN HAVE BEEN given many titles, including “G-d’s Gift to Our Family,” “Adorable Leeches,” “Ungrateful Miniatures of Their Parents,” “Little Devils,” “Little Angels,” “Mommy’s...

Discovery

AS HARD AS the advertising companies in this corner of the world may try, Christmas just doesn’t have the marketing appeal that it does...

The New Face of Hillel  

THE OVERALL IMPORTANCE of Hillel become evident when we consider that Jewish life on a college campus is becoming increasingly multifaceted and dynamic. Jewish...

The Real Miracle of Hanukkah

AS HANUKKAH APPROACHES, families take out their hanukkiahs, buy candles, since they often can’t find the ones from last year, and get ready for...

Second Chance Orange County

SECOND CHANCE ORANGE COUNTY (SCOC) is a non-profit charity that provides recovering drug/alcohol addicts important workforce skills taught by experienced professionals free of charge....

Bring the 90s Back (Alright!)

A FEVER OF nostalgia has been going around, and it’s only going to get worse now that the holidays are here. I’m not talking...

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Jlife Extra- July

Tuesday, July 6 10:45 AM Temple Bat Yahm Zoom Session: Walking through the Streets of Israel Join Rabbi Gersh Zylberman and Mike Hollander for an exciting session:...

Chew on This

Chew on this: One of America’s most iconic gum brands was originally a Jewish-owned tobacco business.      In 1891, Morris Chigorinsky emigrated from...

What to Change?

Life in Israel is not just about voting for a new government every few months. In between we do stuff. Like play tennis. A...

Intersection

In another “This-too-is-Israel-moment,” the war was over. We climbed out of bomb shelters and safe rooms and returned to shaky post-COVID-19 classrooms, cafes and...