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What’s So Funny?

    Amazon’s Alexa and I have come a long way since I first welcomed her into my life a few years ago. Though...

Puppy Love

    Daveed Diggs hadn’t planned to write a Hanukkah song. And when Disney first approached him and his rap group, Clipping, about writing...

Hanukkah Time

    “Arthur’s Perfect Christmas,” the 2000 TV movie, begins with Arthur sitting at the piano in his jammies singing about how this Christmas...

Smiles for Seniors- Sharing the Gift of Wisdom with Youngsters

    Elders have long held a cherished place in Jewish communities. After all, the Torah tells us that “Many years bring wisdom” (Iyov...

What’s in a Name? -18 Jewish Baby Names That Were Popular — in 1917!

    We always talk about baby names that are popular, but what about Jewish baby names that were popular over 100 years ago?...

Kosher Dog- “Mr. Snickers”

“My Sunshine doesn’t come from the sky, it comes from the love in my sweet dog’s eyes! Mr. Snickers is a 3-year-old pure bred,...

IKARON Jewish Learning

    This fall, IKARON Jewish Learning, an education initiative of the Jewish Collaborative of Orange County (JCoOC), will begin its third year offering...

All Aboard for Family Service!

Yikes! After a full year of COVID lockdowns, we are still facing uncertainty.     High Holiday services will look different this year. How do...

Sukkahfest

Sukkahfest has been created to inspire people of all ages to create artsy and unique architectural sukkot for the community to enjoy together. We...

Welcome Back

Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach is excited to welcome you as we return, in person, to the beautiful Isadore C. and Penny W....

“Where is Anne Frank”

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — A disoriented teenage girl lies on Anne Frank’s bed as people swarm the family house. But these people are not Nazis;...

Time to Recharge

Just before the plane takes off, the safety video comes on. The same video, the same message, none of us pay attention. However, hidden...

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Orange County’s Jewish History- All in the Family

   Seen here on the society page of the Los Angeles Herald is a detailed description of the 25th anniversary party of Louis (Leib)...

News & Jews- ‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’

  By Lior Zaltzman, JTA Season four of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” was just as Jewy as the ones that came before it—with bar mitzvah scenes,...

Time to Celebrate

    Lately birthdays somehow don’t signal celebration as they once did, but when my kids were growing up, birthdays were always a big...

Taking a Stand

The scenario was different–and unfortunate–but the ugly response had a familiar refrain: Blame it on Israel. Act against Israel. Forget the facts or make...