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November 2019

WHAT’S A YIDLIFE CRISIS?

"What do you mean it’s all in Yiddish?” As a California-raised, third-generation American with extremely limited Yiddish knowledge, that was my first question. It...

STAYING COOL

Seniors are still the cool upper classmen in life. It’s too bad that the media-engendered connotation of the word “senior” evokes derisive references to aches...

LIVING THE DREAM

So we’re not going to Ireland this year. It’s OK. I’m getting over it. Resources in my household are stretched thin, and some recent developments...

WITH GRACE

A humble person sees the essential dignity and value of others. In religious terms, humility stems from an awareness of the unmet personal potential...

FAITH, RESILIENCE & DETERMINATION

Faith, resilience, determination—these are only a few of the adjectives that immediately popped into my head as I sat down with Isaac Silverman, founder...

GOBBLE, GOBBLE

When I was about 15 years old I learned a crucial thanks-giving lesson: In order to be able to thank another person you must...

ED ASNER

With seven Emmy awards and five Golden Globes, Ed Asner is regarded as one of the most honored performers in American television. He was...

A LOT OF EVERYTHING

Mix of events comes after the holidays By Ilene Schneider November in Jewish Orange County is about as eclectic as it gets. You can bake challah...

L’Dor V’Dor

What an abundance of materials there are for parents, about the many facets of raising children. This includes the daily concerns of eating, toileting...

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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...