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June 2017

Unique Kippot Design

Not Your Grandmother’s Piece of Lace

SIMCHAS

Make it a practice on a weekly basis.

Becoming Ordained

Six New Clergy Share Their Insights 

Heritage Pointe

The 27th Annual Luncheon & Boutique

Sister, Sister

An interview with My sister and her Soon-to-be-Mister

THE POWER of MARRIAGE

More Money, Better Sex and Superior Health

Orange County’s Jewish History

The Goldsmith-Kallman Tragedy of 1875 

Camp Silvergan Israel 

Outdoor laser tag.  Giant hamster balls.  A foam pit. Human foosball.  A scooter haven.  An enormous waterslide.  A hockey rink.  After dropping their kids...

Simchas and Celebrations

In this busy and stressful world, we have to look for reasons to pause. Simchas and celebrations provide the perfect excuse.  Stopping everything and...

Traveling with Kids 

The words “a family vacation” fill some of us with happy anticipation and others of us with dread. The reality is that on any...

Kosher Dog!

Mango is a rescue kitty.  We adopted him 12 years ago.  He likes dressing up in his kitty clothes and enjoys sleeping by the...

The Knot in My Stomach

EVERY MORNING, I tie my son’s clean shoes before school. And every afternoon, I pick him up to find his laces undone and his...

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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...