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September 2020

Teaching at Home

In the New York Times, Jennie Wiener, Professor of Educational Leadership, says of families teaching from home, “This is going to be messy and...

Asking a Beautiful Question

Why would a former yeshiva bocher (a young man enrolled as a full-time student in a school of Judaic studies) want to run for...

Spirituality and Religion

Last year at around this time, I was in Tel Aviv with my daughter Rebecca, 31, and some of her “baller” friends and the...

Cancel Culture

Before sunrise, a group sneaks into the center of a Baltimore park and begins defacing the large statue of George Washington featured in the...

Reflection on the Days of Awe

According to the Jewish calendar, we are approaching the days of “awe.” Hmmm, what does that mean this year? Every day our news seems to...

Setting the Stage for Success

You may soon be back to distance learning, but it will be different than the quick transition in March when attendance was not mandatory...

Hebrew Academy

In these unprecedented times, going ‘back to school’ has taken on different meanings. At the Hebrew Academy in Huntington Beach, students are going to...

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JLife Extra- New Year, New Promise

Everyone can agree that 2020 was a year like no other. While most activities in the Jewish community are still being conducted on a...

A Fresh New Year

We woke up this morning to a fresh, new day; a fresh, new month; a fresh, new year.  “Modeh ani lefanechah….” Thank you G-d for...

The Ultimate Holiday Dish

If you ask most Jews to name their favorite Jewish foods, brisket would be high on the list, along with bagels, knishes and kugel,...

Pandemic Perspectives

What criteria should be used to determine which population groups in the United States should be first to receive the COVID-19 vaccines once they...