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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....

“Where is Anne Frank”

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — A disoriented teenage girl lies on Anne Frank’s bed as people swarm the family house. But these people are not Nazis;...

Time to Recharge

Just before the plane takes off, the safety video comes on. The same video, the same message, none of us pay attention. However, hidden...

Kosher Dog- Hobie Cat

This our pride & joy “Hobie Cat.” He is a Chocolate Point Siamese that joined our family at the end of 2020. It was...

Living My Father’s Dream

I recently celebrated Father’s Day—my fifth as a father of twin boys. We just celebrated Pride Month, and as a gay Jewish man, married...

Celebrating with Kindness- Hebrew Academy event engages students in helping the community

“One of the most important lessons we teach is to make the world better,” explained Rabbi Avremi Popack, Judaic administrator at The Hebrew Academy...

Kosher Dog- Friar Tuck

This our new puppy “Friar Tuck.” It was very hard to decide which puppy we would take home because we got to see the...

Art As Therapy

A “pARTy” or art event—whether it’s a birthday, bridal shower, baby shower, special milestone, for youth or adults, holiday celebrations, family time, special group or...

Kosher Dog- Tilly & Max

These are our dogs Tilly and Max. They are puppies who bring so much joy into our lives. Every morning we walk by Temple...

No Points for Second Place

With the Summer Olympic’s just around the corner. I am reminded of all the hard work athletes put into their training and take stock...

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A Welcome for Afghan Refugees

    In 2016, as the Syrian refugee crisis was surging, the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) processed 12,587 Syrian refugees entering the country....

News & Jews

Heritage Pointe Heritage Pointe is proud to announce the construction of a new neighborhood on the Mission Viejo campus.      Residents who need Sage...

Orange County’s Jewish History- Rod Carew – a Jew?

    A common question asked about Rod Carew, the Hall of Famer who played for the Minnesota Twins and the California Angels, is whether...

Recipes Summon the Past

    Unlike a photo or even a video, a treasured recipe, passed down from mother to daughter for who knows how long, summons...