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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 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...