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December 2021

Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Sondheim, the Jewish lyricist and composer who redefined the American musical through a monumental canon of influential and innovative theatrical works, has died...

Looking for Healthy Greek? Opa!

When I think of entertainment in the era of the pandemic, I’m reminded of Norma Desmond in “Sunset Boulevard” who famously said, “It’s the...

What’s on “60 Minutes”?

It’s Sunday night, almost 7 p.m. and you are finishing dinner. You turn on the TV and settle in to watch this week’s “60...

Christmas in Israel

As has been the case for the past 24 years, this year I will again be amazed at the total absence of Christmas in...

Welcome Aboard Jewish Federation of Orange County Welcomes Scott Kaufman

    It is with great pleasure that I share with you that Jewish Federation of Orange County has recently welcomed Scott Kaufman to...

Specializing in the Sale of Orange Groves

Felix Stein and Fred Strauss were German Jewish immigrants who came to America as teenagers in the early 1900s, eventually making their way from...

Penny Lane

Bobby Entel didn’t watch The Beatles’ Feb. 9, 1964 performance on the Ed Sullivan Show. He was seven years old at the time and...

Sagi & Saeid

The stories of Israeli champion judoka Sagi Muki and his friend Saeid Mollaei, who fled his native Iran after refusing an order not to...

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In Memoriam- Mighty Mensch-Polly Sloan was an icon of Jewish Orange County

“When Polly Sloan (1925-2022) died in her Monarch Beach home on May 31 at age 97, it wasn’t only the end of an era;...

News & Jews- A California university will rename a library building previously named after a Nazi sympathizer

The California State University Board of Trustees voted Wednesday to remove the name of an unrepentant antisemite and Nazi sympathizer from the main library...

Orange County’s Jewish History- The (Jewish) Godmother of Latin American Art

It might seem a bit odd, but the person who single-handedly introduced modern Latin American art as a legitimate field of study was not,...

Well Seasoned

If ever a cuisine may be said to be misunderstood, it must be Indian. “Too spicy” some people will say, or “I don’t like...