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October 2020

Staying Connected

    Times are difficult for many right now, especially this time of year when Jews are used to visiting with family and friends....

Respecting Our Elders

    There is a well-known anecdote about Rabbi Yaakov Kamenetzky sitting on an international flight next to a prominent Israeli politician.     Throughout...

A Journey Back to Synagogue Life

   Rabbi Wieder, when he leads a minyan, often has us go through a short exercise before we utter the words of the Shema....

Clarity and the Coronavirus

    The coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has brought a lot of uncertainty into our lives, and yet I sense that it has also brought...

Zooming to Stay in Touch

    A generation that grew up with black-and-white TV is now video chatting like teenagers. Seniors who used to watch people using video chat...

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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...