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The Meaning of the Season

Our Kids Know About Our Hanukkah Gift Budget The holiday season has arrived in full force, and already promotions for toys, games and other...

Oy Vey!

This New Album Celebrates All the Christmas Songs Written By Jews The album contains recordings of old classics—“Winter Wonderland,” written by Felix Bernard and Richard B....

Therapeutic Art

Using art to help reduce your child’s anxiety Q: How can I use Art to help reduce (my child’s) anxiety? A: Therapeutic art provides a way...

Hanukkah Beignets

Fun in the kitchen for the whole family. When it comes to Hanukkah, most folks don’t think about beignets. But in our home these fried...

Celebrating Every Child’s Light

Empower Their Creativity Candles burning, latkes frying, dreidels spinning—Hanukkah, the festival of lights, fills our hearts and homes with a radiant glow. But, it is...

Time to Celebrate

Sukkahfest At Irvine Hebrew Day School On Sunday, October 16, 2022, Irvine Hebrew Day School (IHDS), hosted the second annual Sukkahfest,  bringing together people and...

Getting Crafty, With a Purpose

Using Intention to Make Art More Meaningful My 9-month-old son is way too young for real arts and crafts projects. He’s still at the point...

Hebrew Academy

Hip Hop Highlights Enriched Learning Tour the campus at Hebrew Academy during the school week. Students will be immersed in their studies, working collaboratively on...

Good Vibes

Therapeutic (Art) benefits of attending Museums & galleries. Visiting a museum provides so much inspiration and potential to impact people positively. This may include enhancing...

Artful Holiday Expressions

Creating art together as a family this high holiday season and upcoming Hanukkah can allow a parent to gain better insight into how their...

Sparking Joy

As Jews around the world emerge from the High Holiday season, we transition from a time of reflection and introspection to a season of...

Too Cute- 44 One-Syllable Jewish Baby Names

A baby’s name is the first gift we give them, so it’s important to be thoughtful about it. Sometimes, the perfect name is a short...

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News & Jews February 2023

Hebrew Academy’s S.T.E.M. Event *************************** “Unmatched: An Orthodox Jewish Woman’s Mystifying Journey to Find Marriage and Meaning”      Jewish memoirs from Orthodox publishers tend to gloss...

In Memoriam A Friend to All

Sandy Fine helped thousands through darkest hours     Sandy Fine came into people’s lives when they were the most vulnerable and ended up becoming...

Orange County’s Jewish History

Fine Wines and Liquors      Harry (Hebrew name Tzvi) the oldest of Chaim and Yetta Stein’s five children, was born in Austria/Poland in 1897...

CBI to Honor Outgoing President

Gala to Mark Phyllis Abrams’ 30 Years of Service     “You need something more than your work and going to the gym,” her younger...