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September 2018

The Lincoln Club Visits Israel

FROM THE SMELLS of saffron wafting through the open-air markets to the numerous sacred sites and the urban and more secular city of Tel...

Rita Rudner & Jason Freddy

AWARD-WINNING COMEDIAN comedian and actress Rita Rudner and Laguna Beach’s resident rock star, cantor Jason Feddy join together for the premiere of the world’s...

An unlikely story

ONCE IN A WHILE I have the incredible fortune of speaking with someone who sees a need for change in the community and makes...

WHEN WRITE IS WRONG

IF YOU’RE LOOKING for Autocorrect, he is indisposed. I arranged to have him put out of my misery. Not permanently – I’m not the...

THE FOUR QUESTIONS WE ARE ALL ASKED

IT’S THE TIME of year when we review our achievements of the past twelve months, ponder areas that need improvement and set a course...

YOM KIPPUR EVERY DAY?

I MAKE NO friends when I say this, but I spent the first 40 years of my life never thinking much about my weight....

ACCOUNTABILITY

IT RACED BY with tire-screeching fury, resulting in whiplash and motion sickness. My clients shared tales of renting cabins next to Lake Como in...

DAYS OF AWE-SOME VACATIONS

AFTER 21 YEARS in Israel I am finally ready to acknowledge that for many secular Israelis, Jewish holidays are mainly looked upon as a...

ROSH HASHANAH

“WHEN I WAS a kid, that phrase was my older brother’s sneaky way of securing his place as the coin-flipping champion. After months of...

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Synergy in the Shtetl

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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...