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September 2021

More Matzah

     When it comes to consuming matzah, the Jews of the former Soviet Union are in a league of their own.     At...

The Akeda as Personal Challenge

    The shofar blows, evoking its multifaceted symbolism of a wake-up call, spontaneous crying, music and a call to arms. We might take...

The Jewish Community Foundation

HOW IT ALL BEGAN     In 1981, two leading Jewish families in Orange County, the Feuersteins and Fainbargs, had a vision for our future...

Accessible, Relevant, Empowering

    When Rabbi Heather Miller founded Keeping It Sacred (KITS) two years ago, she envisioned an inclusive community that focused on Jewish learning,...

The High Holidays and Covid-19

    The sounding of the shofar at the conclusion of weekday Elul morning services signals to us that Rosh Hashanah is drawing near....

Judge Less, Bless More

    In the months, weeks and days leading to the Yomim Noarim—more commonly known as “Days of Awe”—I annually struggle to make my...

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University that fired Jewish professor who reported antisemitic incidents violated his academic freedom, panel finds By Andrew Lapin, JTA      A university in Oregon that...

Summer Fun

I am a camp person through and through. Camp has always been my happy place. For a long time it was the only place I...

Life Lessons Under the Stars

Even though I haven’t technically been a camp counselor for a decade or so, the role has never fully left me. Camp counseloring is...

Orange County’s Jewish History- And the Silver Medal Goes To…

The Southern California Horticultural Society Exhibition was a short-lived affair (1878-1882), in which time a pavilion was built, five Horticultural Fairs were held, and...