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January 2022

Orange County’s Jewish History- “Sid Ain’t Here… Don’t Ask”

When we think of beatniks and the places they lived, Newport Beach is most certainly not on the list. However, there was a “scene”...

Preserving Traditions

We Jewish cooks walk a perilous tightrope. We want to keep our culinary traditions alive; yet times have changed, and the delicacies lovingly prepared...

Jewish Beauty

This year, everyone seemed to have an opinion about how the entertainment industry views Jewish women.     The comedian Sarah Silverman and others openly...

The Irving “Papa” Gelman Leadership Award- Jackie Menter

The Irving “Papa” Gelman Leadership Award was established in 2019 to recognize an Orange County Jewish Community leader who makes an impact beyond the...

NYC Honors Peres

Shimon Peres will soon receive a major honor for a non-New Yorker: the late Israeli prime minister will have a New York City street...

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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...