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January 2018

A Discovery of Self

COMING TO HERITAGE POINTE has been a wonderful eye opening experience for me. A discovery of self. Living here made it possible to unlock...

B’nai Mitzvah Boot Camp

AT CONGREGATION B’ NAI TZEDEK, we hold a semi-annual “B’nai Mitzvah Boot Camp,” where I gather the students who will become B’nai Mitzvah within...

Remembering Miriam Oxman   

MIRIAM OXMAN, 95 of Buena Park, California, passed away November 18, 2017.  She started a mail-order business at Rosecrans and Valley View Streets in...

Tabloid Leadership

I’VE GIVEN SOME thought, recently, to the naming, blaming and shaming of people in the front-page worlds of performance arts, publishing and business who...

The GREAT JEWISH FAMILY        

SEVERAL YEARS AGO, I was on a train from Paris to Antwerp. The only other occupant of the compartment was a man who was...

The Sephardim

A STRIKING DIFFERENCE between Jewish life in the States and in Israel is the relative lack of Sephardim in the U.S. This difference gets...

What Connects Us

WHAT CONNECTS JEWS to Jerusalem? Some would say its history; starting with Abraham bringing his son Isaac for a sacrifice and Jacob’s amazing dream. ...

More Mitzvah, Less Bar

“OH, YOU’RE ON the Bar Mitzvah circuit now,” a friend recently smirked at me. “Buckle up.” My son’s social calendar rivals Meghan Markle’s. A private...

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News & Jews February 2023

Hebrew Academy’s S.T.E.M. Event *************************** “Unmatched: An Orthodox Jewish Woman’s Mystifying Journey to Find Marriage and Meaning”      Jewish memoirs from Orthodox publishers tend to gloss...

In Memoriam A Friend to All

Sandy Fine helped thousands through darkest hours     Sandy Fine came into people’s lives when they were the most vulnerable and ended up becoming...

Orange County’s Jewish History

Fine Wines and Liquors      Harry (Hebrew name Tzvi) the oldest of Chaim and Yetta Stein’s five children, was born in Austria/Poland in 1897...

CBI to Honor Outgoing President

Gala to Mark Phyllis Abrams’ 30 Years of Service     “You need something more than your work and going to the gym,” her younger...