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November 2011

On the Lighter Side

This Tooth Fairy has a plan.

Networking, Jewish Style

Jewish business groups offer motivational programs.

Building Relationships

Southern California Hillels produce event to train student engagers.

Kindness: A Simple Primer

How is spreading the glory of God’s name a blessing to Abraham?

Spiritual Immersion

Mikvah has rejuvenating power.

Freedom Song

Musical set in Jewish context, dealing with freedom from addiction, highlights work of organization.

Beyond the Swimming Pool

What makes a camp Jewish?

Bringing Israel to Campus

Israel Fellow Eran Hoch seeks to make Israel more “friendly” at UCI.

New Rabbi in Town

Rabbi Joel Berman becomes new spiritual leader at Temple Beth Emet.

A Hug, High Five and Alcatraz

Ten-year-old Adam Florman completes mile-and-a-half swim from Alcatraz to San Francisco Aquatics Park.

A Season for Soothing

Thanksgiving is the perfect time to engage in Tikkun Olam (healing the earth).

What we’re reading!

Consider adding these books to your winter reading list.

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Orange County’s Jewish History- The Orange County Doll Ladies

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Remembering the Children of the Holocaust

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