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    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....

“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...

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Something New

    Every fall, the air gets cooler, the kids go back to school, and Rosh Hashanah rolls around. The holiday itself celebrates the...

Digging In

    The High Holiday celebrations in the Jewish world are an incredibly hands-on experience.     Even the tiniest active gesture pulls the holiday...

Yom Kippur

    Yom Kippur–the Jewish Day of Atonement–is a fast day that follows Rosh Hashanah. Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are often called the...

Rosh Hashanah Basics

    Rosh Hashanah is the Jewish new year, a fall holiday that calls for both rejoicing and serious introspection. According to Jewish tradition,...