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Art Therapy OC

Art is a fantastic coping mechanism and tool for emotional healing, wellness, self-care, stress relief and therapeutic creative expression—particularly during this pandemic we are...

Spicing Up Your Seder

If there is one person who knows how to bring more pizzazz to the seder table this Passover, it’s Debbie Kornberg. The wife of...

Bonne Maman

The heartwarming story has been hard to miss: A law professor is shopping at his local grocery store when sees an elderly woman struggling...

Ancient Grains

Many Passover recipes call for almond flour or almond meal. Be aware that there is a difference between the two: almond flour is made...

Fighting Anti-Semitism with Education

Why are Jews the one minority group in America that doesn’t get to define what constitutes prejudice and hate against us?    This is the...

Covid-19 and My Underwear

A midst the endless articles about Covid-19, there has not been a single mention of a pandemic-related topic of extreme importance (to me): The...

The Passover Haggadah

There is a dramatic scene described in the Haggadah of a Passover Seder that took place during turbulent and uncertain times. The Temple had...

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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...