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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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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...