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May 2020

THE HOLY RASHBI

Lag Ba’Omer in Meron Lag Ba’Omer, the most minor of Jewish holidays in the diaspora, is a major event for hundreds of thousands of Israelis....

SAY WHAT?

You Never Listen If your family seems not to hear a word you say, you’re not alone. Social science researchers will tell you that the...

SHAVUOT

The holiday that started it all. Most people get excited, or at least know about, the festivals of Passover and Sukkot. GREAT NEWS: there are...

COVID-19 CAMPING

Making the Best of Family Time in the Age of Self-isolation Once upon a time in Orange County, California, the people were quarantined due to...

STEPPING UP

Life Skills Revealed During Remote Collaborative Learning COVID- 19 has impacted everyone in countless ways: in ways we are struggling with now, and ways we...

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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...