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June 2019

The Merage JCC’s Founding President RETIRES

   Before retiring, Dan Bernstein, founding President/CEO of the Merage JCC, sat down with two of his board members, Doris Chasin, and Irv Chase,...

True Love

A congregant told me of a wedding reception where the Hindu priest approached a guest and asked, “Why are you not married?” The young...

Jewish Chaplain

Rabbi Ari Montanari of Congregation Pirchei Shoshanim in Mission Viejo was concerned that there was nobody in the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) representing...

THE POWER OF POWAY

   It’s still shocking to think about the gunman who entered the Chabad Center in Poway on Passover and murdered congregant Lori Kaye in...

New occupations

Kol Sasson V’Kol Simcha; Kol Chatan V’Kol Kallah—Voice of joy and Voice of happiness; Voice of the groom and voice of the bride. From...

CELEBRATE WORLD REFUGEE DaY

Please join the Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees on Sunday, June 30th, from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Temple Bat Yahm for...

JLife Extra

Shavuot, Mitzvot and More June offers diverse activities in Jewish OC By Ilene Schneider   Counting 50 days from the second seder, Shavuot commemorates the receiving of the...

EVERYDAY CELEBRATIONS

When we think of “celebrations,” we may automatically think of bar/bat mitzvahs, weddings, and graduations. But in a life of contentment and meaning, celebrations...

MOMENT BY MOMENT

Proponents of mindfulness tell us not to dwell in the past, revisiting traumatic or difficult times, and not to imagine the future, envisioning what...

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News n Jews

University that fired Jewish professor who reported antisemitic incidents violated his academic freedom, panel finds By Andrew Lapin, JTA      A university in Oregon that...

Summer Fun

I am a camp person through and through. Camp has always been my happy place. For a long time it was the only place I...

Life Lessons Under the Stars

Even though I haven’t technically been a camp counselor for a decade or so, the role has never fully left me. Camp counseloring is...

Orange County’s Jewish History- And the Silver Medal Goes To…

The Southern California Horticultural Society Exhibition was a short-lived affair (1878-1882), in which time a pavilion was built, five Horticultural Fairs were held, and...