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May 2019

Camp Connection

Many people who attend Jewish camps speak of the total immersion into Judaism and the sense of connection it offers. The experience can be...

Hebrew Academy Jewish Day School Celebrates 50 Years

The Hebrew Academy of Orange County turns 50 years old this year. Today, the school is a mainstay of Southern California’s Jewish community. It...

INO WOLF

In 1938, Ino Wolff’s family owned a restaurant in Breslau, Germany, serving delicious continental food, 150-plates a day. But it was a difficult time...

HEAR AND THERE

To escape poverty and pogroms in Eastern Europe in the late 1800s, my grandfather chose to emigrate, and subsequently legally immigrated into the United...

AMERICAN JEWS AND ISRAEL

One clear result of the recent Israeli elections is that there are major differences between an important segment of the US Jewish community and...

SLEEP UPDATE

Trying to train yourself to sleep less is like altering your shoe size, so claim contemporary researchers. It is amazing to consider how little...

Open House on Memorial Day

On Memorial Day (which this year begins on Tuesday night May 7), Israel does not just remember its fallen soldiers—it also embraces the bereaved...

Camp!

On a conservative day, my work “uniform” looks like jeans and printed shirts that hide the spills and thrills of many kids. Other days...

JLife Extra: After Passover

May brings many events to the OC By Ilene Schneider   Closely following on the heels of Passover are Yom HaShoah and Yom HaAtzmaut. Join organizations throughout...

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Jlife Extra- July

Tuesday, July 6 10:45 AM Temple Bat Yahm Zoom Session: Walking through the Streets of Israel Join Rabbi Gersh Zylberman and Mike Hollander for an exciting session:...

Chew on This

Chew on this: One of America’s most iconic gum brands was originally a Jewish-owned tobacco business.      In 1891, Morris Chigorinsky emigrated from...

What to Change?

Life in Israel is not just about voting for a new government every few months. In between we do stuff. Like play tennis. A...

Intersection

In another “This-too-is-Israel-moment,” the war was over. We climbed out of bomb shelters and safe rooms and returned to shaky post-COVID-19 classrooms, cafes and...