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March 2019

WORLD-RENOWNED COMEDIAN RITA RUDNER

Heritage Pointe, well-known for its unparalleled residential community providing Independent, Assisted Living, and Memory Care services for Seniors, has announced exciting plans for its...

Spectator University

Remember the dentist scene in the movie, “Finding Nemo”? A dentist was performing root canal under the constant gaze and sonorous commentary of a...

Abortion and Judaism

Abortion is a hot topic these days, with some saying it’s a woman’s right to choose, and men should not dictate to women what...

Eat (Together). Pray (Together). Live.

Recently, I read an amazing statistic that validated every decision I’ve ever made: Loneliness is as dangerous as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Even...

Let’s EAT!

Our sages teach, “In the future a person will give a judgment and accounting of all that he (or she) saw and did not...

PURIM PARANOIA

Purim is the beloved holiday of all Israel’s (Jewish) children. One of the reasons for this is that the country institutionalizes the holiday’s observance....

JLife Extra

      Sunday, March 3 4 pm Knowledge for College, featuring Chloe Valdary Temple Bat Yahm 1011 Camelback Street Newport Beach, CA 92660 (949) 644-1999 Rabbi Robin Foonberg, Director Knowledge for College (714) 730-5161 Chloe Valdary...

Practicing Mindfulness

I can’t smell cinnamon rolls without thinking about my grandmother baking sweet pecan sticky buns in our kitchen. Just catching a whiff of a...

Choosing “The Right” Preschool

At this point the evidence is conclusive; preschool provides greater opportunity for long term success. According to the U.S. Department of Education, “Children in...

Building Relationships

On Tuesday morning, February 5th, University Synagogue hosted a community cultural concert. Chamber Music OC presented an interactive, engaging, and carefully crafted program, performed...

HEALTH, WELLNESS & GARDENING

Helping children connect to the environment is critical to their wellbeing. As children spend time simply exploring a garden through different hands-on activities, they...

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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...