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September 2015

Monkey See, Monkey Do

Providing role models for our children.

The Reggio Emilia Philosophy

Turning ordinary settings into extraordinary learning zones.

High Holiday Activities

Get the whole family in on the action.


Learning from our mistakes.

Kosher Dog

Meet our top dawg!

Caring For Our World

Shemittah, Jubilee and Drought

Kvetch & Kvell

A Letter to the Editor

When Good Enough Is Perfect

Finding Joy in Imperfection

Book Club Recommendation

The Book of Life

Yom Kippur in Israel

Getting a jump on this day of observance.

A Work of Ark

Reflections of Past and Present

Most Read

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...