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January 2015

Make A Splash

Swim Lessons at the J Swim lessons are offered day and evening in the Merage JCC Aquatics Center. Instructors will work with you or your...

Family Fitness Tips

Exercise is very important. We all know that it helps us live longer, lowers heart risks, helps control weight and lowers our stress levels....

Prayer? On Purpose?

It is a daunting task: What do OC residents do in terms of prayer? How do they practice? How much value do we place...

Know a Nice Jewish Boy?

My sister is single. I bring this up because 1. Maybe you know somebody? and 2. The central question of this month’s issue is “What...

Jewishness in Israel

Since moving to Israel in the summer of 1997, I cannot recall a time when I have uttered the following three words: “I am...

The Accidental Rabbi

Rabbi David Lau, Israel’s new Chief Rabbi (as of 2013) is incredibly enthusiastic, even at 10:30 p.m. Israel time. When I saw the Israel...

Homemade Heritage

Jewish food is not just something to eat – it’s a history lesson on a plate. Through old recipes we learn about Jewish history,...

J Doc on the Street

How Do You Pray? Prayer is sacred and very personal. For some, prayer is steeped in tradition and for others it is a focus on...

The Value of Prayer

Prayer – it is not something we are trained to do, the language is foreign, and we may only remember a few words from...

Uniqueness Lost in Prayer

I think that this one-sided conversation I am going to have with you is far too complex to limit our religious assimilation down to...

Orange County’s Jewish History

Arthur (Art) Gronsky was born Sept. 25, 1920 in South Pasadena to Roy and Ida Gronsky (nee Weingart), who had both been born in...

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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...