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November 2018

Advice & Consent

May I make a suggestion? No, really. I am seeking your consent to offer a criticism couched as helpful advice. I picked up the...

Dignity, Respect & Dedication

Bonnie Curkin, the founder of Bubbe & Zayde’s Place, is no stranger to helping the elderly or to giving a voice to those who...

Let’s Play More

Consider the following imagining found in the Talmud : “Rav Yehuda says, there are twelve hours in a day. The first three-hours G-d sits and...

Reflections on a Tattooed Jew

I used to do a double-take if I saw a woman with “sleeves,” tattoos all the way up and down her arms. A neck...

Between High Holy Days and Hanukkah

      November 2018  Open houses and celebrations highlight November By Ilene Schneider   As the Jewish calendar heads toward an early Hanukkah (still the 25th of Kislev, but early...

Bar Mitzvah Party Time

Having a Bat or Bar Mitzvah is a rite of passage for the young Jewish lady or man and is rich with tradition, but...

Lessons in Chill

So often we verbalize our frustration at the little inconveniences that life brings us. The car who cut us off while merging into the...

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The Meaning of the Season

Our Kids Know About Our Hanukkah Gift Budget The holiday season has arrived in full force, and already promotions for toys, games and other...

News & Jews

We Are “One!”  OC Philanthropists Join 1,400 Proud Zionists at Jewish National Fund-USA’s National Conference A delegation of Orange County philanthropists joined over 1,400 supporters...

Orange County’s Jewish History–Marcus and Mendez

Most Americans are well aware of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case, which successfully desegregated schools throughout the U.S. But how many...

Oy Vey!

This New Album Celebrates All the Christmas Songs Written By Jews The album contains recordings of old classics—“Winter Wonderland,” written by Felix Bernard and Richard B....