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March 2022

A Tasty Conversion

Despite growing up in the Midwest, mine was a margarine house growing up. The only time we had butter in the house was during...

On the Spectrum

I first realized I was different in middle school. I loved my curly hair, but never brushed it, resulting in a total mess of knots...

Our Shared Experiences

The beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States can be dated in many ways. The first confirmed case was Jan. 21, 2020....

Healthy Efforts

Jessica Seinfeld’s parents were true children of the ’60s. They did yoga before it was cool and served their three daughters brown rice, tofu...

Helping Julie

At the Merage JCC, we jokingly refer to our colleague Julie Holdaway as the “CEO of Leftovers”. Her formal title is Vice President and...

Farther Off Than Heaven

The son-in-law, who I’d met twice, had sent me a ticket after delicately explaining that three years was too long for my daughter and...

Just to Be On the Safe Side

My father missed the pandemic by a few months, passing away at the age of 89 at the end of October 2019. Had he been...

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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...