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January 2021

In Memoriam- Jeremy Goldman

Jeremy Goldman, of blessed memory, was light and laughter for everyone who knew him. A true mensch, Jeremy’s warmth, humor, generosity of spirit and...

Battling Stereotypes

Up until recently, I assumed that the State of Israel would have by now significantly impacted American stereotypes of Jews. Surely something must have...

Mourning the Loss of a Pet

We recently lost our dog Charlotte, who was part of our family for 11 years. Towards the end of her life Charlotte slowly deteriorated...

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Synergy in the Shtetl

When Jewish people moved to Orange County in the 20th century, they noticed that there were no Jewish neighborhoods. There were clusters of Jewish...

Fresh Orange Jews

According to the Jewish calendar, we are in the month of Adar and when Adar enters, joy increases! Why is Adar the month of...

Orange County’s Jewish History- The Orange County Doll Ladies

B’nai B’rith, now known as Jewish Women International (JWI), began the “Dolls for Democracy” program in 1956 in conjunction with the interfaith, interracial organization...

Remembering the Children of the Holocaust

When Pavel Friedmann, a young inmate at the Terezin Concentration Camp in 1942, wrote about the last butterfly he ever saw, he described a...