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November 2020

Dr. Hillel Newman

Over the past couple of months Israel has seen an array of diplomatic breakthroughs culminating in a sea change within the politics of the...

Join a Virtual Tour of Israel

All year long I look forward to running Birthright.     The chance to take dozens of young Jews, with varying connections to their Jewish...

Dual Ordination, Diverse Mission

Knowing at 17 or 18 that he wanted to “create spaces for other people to awaken to G-d,” Rabbi K’vod Wieder of Temple Beth...

Ruthie Getting Married

It wasn’t easy getting Ruthie married—and not just because her Daddy didn’t think that anyone was good enough for her. We were on pins...

Adapting to Change

As a Conservative congregation, we had the challenge of taking last year’s five-hour Rosh Hashanah service and full-day Yom Kippur, and presenting the traditional...

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University that fired Jewish professor who reported antisemitic incidents violated his academic freedom, panel finds By Andrew Lapin, JTA      A university in Oregon that...

Summer Fun

I am a camp person through and through. Camp has always been my happy place. For a long time it was the only place I...

Life Lessons Under the Stars

Even though I haven’t technically been a camp counselor for a decade or so, the role has never fully left me. Camp counseloring is...

Orange County’s Jewish History- And the Silver Medal Goes To…

The Southern California Horticultural Society Exhibition was a short-lived affair (1878-1882), in which time a pavilion was built, five Horticultural Fairs were held, and...