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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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Jlife Extra October 2020

After-Holiday Activities Special virtual programs highlight fall season By Ilene Schneider Now that the holidays are over, various Jewish organizations have planned numerous activities for learning, volunteering...

Delicious Health- Food made with love tastes better.

    "Eat food. Not too much. Mostly plants,” penned Michael Pollan, author of the groundbreaking “The Omnivore’s Dilemma,” in the New York Times...

Orange County’s Jewish History- Orange County and the Comeback of Arthur Szyk

    Arthur Szyk (1894-1951), pronounced shick, was a Polish-Jewish illustrator who single-handedly revived the medieval art of manuscript illumination. Many of us are...

A Story of Togetherness

    August 13 marked the 10-year anniversary of an unusual merger. On that date in 2010, members of Congregation Eilat, a Conservative synagogue, carried...