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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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Here Comes Summer

Until making aliyah, I hadn’t appreciated what living in a country with a “dry season” really entails. When I was a student in Israel...

The First Lady of Irvine

To the names Sid Goldstein, Samuel Rosen, Harriett Wieder,and Jacob and Sarah Stern, all of whom have Orange County parks or facilities named after...

Yom Kippur 1973

What were you doing during the 1973 Yom Kippur War?     I found myself asking this question recently while watching the “Valley of Tears”...

Jlife Extra- June 2021

Jlife Extra Not-So-Gloomy June Cultural events dominate calendar By Ilene Schneider Whether your issue is culture or cancel culture, you have an event to entice you in June....