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October 2017

L’dor V’ador

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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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...