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January 2019

Extreme Meme

This past November the Oxford Dictionary announced its 2018 Word of the Year. This announcement probably did not qualify as an A-list event where...

JEWISH JOURNEY

Growing up in Palos Verdes as “the only Jewish kid around,” Professor Marc Dollinger became fascinated by the way Jewishness and Americanness intersected. Dollinger,...

Volunteers for Israel, (VFI)

Most of us contribute to Jewish organizations and Israel in particular. We send in our checks, take our deduction at the end of the...

On Edge

American Jews are on edge. The attack in Pittsburg has clearly rattled the community. That, coupled with the rise of anti-Israel sentiment on campus...

Dancing and Praying

I had always wanted to do Israeli folk dancing. I connected it in my mind with the Zionist experience and I wanted to be...

Celebrate Shabbat Together

The High Holidays, Thanksgiving and Chanukah are over. Tu B’Shvat, Purim, Passover and Shavuot are not quite yet here. What’s a Jew to do...

Happy 2019!

By Ilene Schneider   The new year has lots of events in store for the Jewish community of Orange County. Start the year off right with...

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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...