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September 2017

The Man with a Plan

KEVIN NEALON SETS himself apart from other comedic performers with his unique sense of humor, dry wit and likeable demeanor. Nealon is best known...

The Head of Change

OUR SMART PHONES are a powerful tool and distract us from the immediate moment. Whether used for good or bad, we are hooked. Consider...

19th Hole Productions

19th HOLE PRODUCTIONS is an Orange County golf tournament organizer and consultancy that services non-profits, corporations and specialty event outings.  With more than 12...

Make Them YOURS 

AT THIS TIME of the year, are we celebrating the “High Holidays” or the “High Holy Days”? Is there only a religious difference between...

Beloved Cantor Retires After 49 Years

AFTER 49 YEARS as Cantor of Congregation Shir Ha-Ma’a lot, Arie Shikler will retire in June to pursue numerous other artistic avenues. However, he...

Making Friends  

Building Connections & Strengthening Community

Being Happy Instead of Being Right

THE HIGH HOLIDAYS are just weeks away. During Elul, the month before on the Jewish lunar calendar, it is customary to sound the shofar...

Casting Off

AS I SOMETIMES do for holiday columns, I turn to my friend and teacher Rabbi Lior Engelman for this year’s Rosh Hashanah column.  A...

The Teaching Bench

IT WAS A Friday night like many others. Candles lit, table set, side dishes plated in my favorite pieces of pottery. The challahs were...

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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...