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Wednesday, November 3 12:01 AM To Friday, November 5 12:01 AM Film discussion Zoom meeting Sunday, November 7 11 AM Jewish Film Festival Presents Nir Bergman's Here We...

What’s So Funny?

    Amazon’s Alexa and I have come a long way since I first welcomed her into my life a few years ago. Though...

Puppy Love

    Daveed Diggs hadn’t planned to write a Hanukkah song. And when Disney first approached him and his rap group, Clipping, about writing...

Hanukkah Time

    “Arthur’s Perfect Christmas,” the 2000 TV movie, begins with Arthur sitting at the piano in his jammies singing about how this Christmas...

Smiles for Seniors- Sharing the Gift of Wisdom with Youngsters

    Elders have long held a cherished place in Jewish communities. After all, the Torah tells us that “Many years bring wisdom” (Iyov...

What’s in a Name? -18 Jewish Baby Names That Were Popular — in 1917!

    We always talk about baby names that are popular, but what about Jewish baby names that were popular over 100 years ago?...

Trust and Connection Are Waning

    It is nothing new to observe that elitist environments often cultivate an aura of exclusivity where all but the most attuned members...

Kosher Dog- “Mr. Snickers”

“My Sunshine doesn’t come from the sky, it comes from the love in my sweet dog’s eyes! Mr. Snickers is a 3-year-old pure bred,...

IKARON Jewish Learning

    This fall, IKARON Jewish Learning, an education initiative of the Jewish Collaborative of Orange County (JCoOC), will begin its third year offering...

All Aboard for Family Service!

Yikes! After a full year of COVID lockdowns, we are still facing uncertainty.     High Holiday services will look different this year. How do...

Sukkahfest

Sukkahfest has been created to inspire people of all ages to create artsy and unique architectural sukkot for the community to enjoy together. We...

Welcome Back

Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach is excited to welcome you as we return, in person, to the beautiful Isadore C. and Penny W....

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The other day, I happened upon an NPR Tiny Desk concert from 2016 featuring the wonderful Natalie Merchant (of 10,000 Maniacs fame and since...

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The top Jewish pop culture stories from 2021

Jewish pop-culture had quite the “Unorthodox” year.     A new reality-TV sensation, a raunchy indie-film spin on shivas and a rare glimpse into Turkey’s...

Keep Smiling

Jewish comedian Sarah Silverman always has a refreshing take on life’s conundrums. What’s more, we love just how open she is about her Jewish...