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October 2017

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Jewish Traditions & Our Cultural Heritage

In Blessed Memory

MY SISTER AND I went on a mission to lighten, even if for a day, that gloomy presence often found lurking in senior housing....

Seniors Gone Wild

MY 76-YEAR-OLD grandmother, “Nana,” may be the most active Facebook friend I have. Every day, as sure as the sun will rise, I’m guaranteed...

“In the Community” 

“IN THE COMMUNITY” strives to promote revitalized and engaged communities, providing positive opportunities and experiences to our youth, children and elderly by connecting forward-thinking...

8 Over Eighty

HERITAGE POINTE, Orange County’s premier independent, assisted-living and memory care Senior community, will host its 28th Annual Fundraising Gala, featuring dinner and dancing, on...

Travel Deeper  

NATIONAL YOUNG LEADERSHIP CABINET is the premier leadership and philanthropic program of JFNA. The program is designed for dedicated men and women, ages 30 to...

Anti-Semitism in Charlottesville

SCENES OF SWASTIKA-BEARING, torch-wielding white supremacists and neo-Nazis, whose march through Charlottesville was suffused with anti-Semitism, sent shock waves through Jewish communities nationwide, but...

So Many Lives Touched

JLIFE RECENTLY HAD the chance to catch up with Rabbi Stephen J. Einstein, D.H.L., D.D.  at the last session of his Intro to Judaism...

Looking After our Home

“OUR TIME OF HAPPINESS”  is the name that the sages link with the holiday of Sukkot. Our fragile huts remind us of both our...

Taking to the Waters

THE TIME MY middle child licked a fabric-covered Metro seat was, I thought, my lowest parenting moment. Luckily that episode was immediately followed by...

The Big Move

  A CENTURY OF my family’s living in Brooklyn came to an end recently, when my parents moved out of their Flatbush home of 41...

Aging in Place

A SIGNIFICANT CONCERN as people grow older is that they may have to leave their home. This means leaving behind a comfortable setting, a...

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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...