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Kosher Dog

Nugget was adopted from Best Friends Animal Society two years ago when she was 1 1/2 years old. She is half mini-doxie and half...

Throwing Candy at the Computer

Midway through Lila Duke’s bat mitzvah ceremony, her family’s cat made an appearance.     Minnie’s interruption was one of many ways that Lila’s coming-of-age...

Coping with Covid on Campus

When COVID-19 struck last spring, the Hebrew Academy in Huntington Beach was prepared in two critical ways: It had a data-driven curriculum that allows...

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...

Lighting the Way

If Mattathias were alive today, how would you define him? American-Jew, Greek-Assimilated Jew? Every year at Hanukkah, we celebrate the miracle of light. What...

Ready to Begin Again

Not all miracles in Jewish history get holidays unto themselves. What was so special about Hanukkah that it became something to celebrate every year?  ...

A Mitzvah A Day

This year, more than any other in recent history, we yearn for the light of Hanukkah. It has been a dark year, filled with...

Comfort Food for All

Do you suffer when you eat certain foods? Do you have a family member that has trouble tolerating typical home-cooked dinners? Well, the problem...

1,000,000 Pieces of Trash

    We are living in challenging times. This pandemic and the subsequent lock down has taken a tole on us a nation, as...

5781

5781, 5781, there’s something new under the sun. The year will be new, the energy clear, things will improve, have faith, never fear. Put last year behind us, goodbye...

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Synergy in the Shtetl

When Jewish people moved to Orange County in the 20th century, they noticed that there were no Jewish neighborhoods. There were clusters of Jewish...

Fresh Orange Jews

According to the Jewish calendar, we are in the month of Adar and when Adar enters, joy increases! Why is Adar the month of...

Orange County’s Jewish History- The Orange County Doll Ladies

B’nai B’rith, now known as Jewish Women International (JWI), began the “Dolls for Democracy” program in 1956 in conjunction with the interfaith, interracial organization...

Remembering the Children of the Holocaust

When Pavel Friedmann, a young inmate at the Terezin Concentration Camp in 1942, wrote about the last butterfly he ever saw, he described a...