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Dancing With You

Thursday, March 01, 2012 | 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Our class focuses on International Latin and American Smooth Ballroom Dance Styles.

Location: Merage JCC, 1 Federation Way, Irvine, CA 92603

Contact: geri dorman, 949-435-3400, gerid@jccoc.org

3-5 & 6-8 Grade Community Shabbaton

Friday – Sunday, March 02-04, 2012 | All Day

3rd-5th & 6th – 8th graders come together for a weekend retreat where they can meet new friends, play sports and games, participate in a special Saturday night social, and have a fun-filled Shabbat experience!

Location: Brandeis-Bardin Institute, 1101 Peppertree Lane, Brandeis, CA

Contact: Eric Nicastro, 949-435-3450, eric@bjeoc.org

Cafe Europa

Sunday, March 04, 2012 | 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Holocaust survivors, their friends and family members, are invited to special program. Refreshments will be served. RSVP required.

Location: Clubhouse 7, 24111 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA

Contact: Sandy Baren, (949) 435-3484, sandy@jffs.org

Great Jewish Americans 101

Sunday, March 04, 2012 | 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM

Professor Robert Cohen, Founding Chair of the UCI Drama Dept, will present an edutaining program about Jewish playwrights, with dramatic scenes from select works by the UCI Graduate Drama Dept.

Location: Merage JCC, 1 Federation Way, Irvine,, CA 92614

Contact: Geri Dorman, 949-435-3400, gerid@jccoc.org

Gentle Yogalates & Meditation

Mondays, March 05, 12, 19, 26, 2012 | 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Gentle Yogalates – Join in as we take our gentle yoga class to a new level of enjoyment for the mind and body. The class integrates gentle core exercises with yoga and meditation, providing a more complete and balanced experience

Location: Merage JCC, 1 Federation Way, Irvine, CA 92603

Contact: Geri Dorman, 949-435-3400, gerid@jccoc.org

Purim (nat’l)

Thursday, March 08, 2012 | All Day

Is There Anti-Semitism at the U of California?

Sunday, March 11, 2012 | 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

The ZOA presents faculty from the UC System and a prominent attorney in a program for high school students, their parents and the community.

Location: To Be Determined

Contact: Jesse Rosenblum, 714-849-1191, rosenblumjh@msn.com

Jewish Community Forum

Sunday, March 11, 2012 | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Jewish Community Forum presents outstanding speakers addressing issues relevant to today’s Jewish experience. Tonight: Rabbi Capers Funnye – The Search in Africa for the Lost Tribes of Israel

Location: Champan U – Memorial Hall, 333 N Glassell Ave, Orange, CA

Women’s Voices

Monday, March 12, 2012 | 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM

The largest annual gathering of Jewish women in OC, sponsored by Jewish Federation & Family Services.

Location: St. Regis, Monarch Beach, Dana Point, CA

Loving Living Alone Support Group

Mondays, March 12, 26, 2012 | 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

Loving Living Alone is a support group for adults 60+ who are adjusting to life without a partner. Acquire new coping skills, friends and interests by attending our bi-weekly group. Re-discover that you can love a single life. Sponsored by Jewish Federation and Family Services

Location: Temple Beth Emmett/ Ezra Center, 1770 West Cerritos Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92804

Contact: Nadine Durbach, MSW, 949-435-3460, nadine@jffs.org

Jewish Mysticism Lunch n Learn

Tuesday, March 13, 2012 | 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

an enlightening discussion of the texts and ideas of the Jewish mystical tradition

Location: Temple Beth El of South Orange County, 2A Liberty, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Contact: Rabbi Peter Levi, 949-362-3999, 949-362-5323 rabbilevi@tbesoc.org

PJ Library Tot Shabbat at CBI

Saturday, March 17, 2012 | 11:50 AM to 12:30 PM

Saturday Morning PJ Library Tot Shabbat at Congregation B’nai Israel

Location: Congregation B’nai Israel, 2111 Bryan Avenue, Tustin, CA 92782

Jewbilation @ TALIT Nation

Saturday, March 17, 2012 | 8:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Sponsored by the Bureau of Jewish Education, this Saturday night social event is open to all Jewish 9th – 12th grade teens. Please contact us for more information.

Contact: Eric Nicastro, 949-435-3450, eric@bjeoc.org

Pastrami on Rye with Mayo

Saturday, March 17, 2012 | 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Pastrami on Rye with Mayo combines hilarious stand up with brilliant storytelling. It’s also a tribute to the delicatessens where they meet after a show, although some of them have a lot to learn about how to eat a sandwich!

Location: Myers Theater, 1 Federation Way, Irvine, CA 92603

Contact: Yael Brudner, 949-435-3400, Yaelb@jccoc.org

22nd Annual OC International Jewish Film Festival

Sunday, March 18, 2012 | 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Sponsored by University Synagogue. Each year, our congregation features award winning films from around the world on Jews, Judaism and the Jewish experience, followed by a lively discussion led by screenwriter, Michael Berlin.

Location: Regal Westpark 8 Cinemas, 3735 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92606-8293

Contact: Sheri Bolton, 949-553-3535, 949-553-3535 office@universitysynagogue.org

March 18 – 10th Annual Mitzvah Day, 12:30 – 3:30 pm. Temples Beth Emet and Beth Tikvah sponsor activities for all ages: make baby blankets, decorate cupcakes, sort and categorize donations, assemble boxes for troops, write letters and draw pictures for troops, prepare lunches for soup kitchen. Visitations to Emerald Court and Orangewood Children’s Home. Items and cash donations welcome. Temple Beth Emet, Anaheim.

I-ACT (Israel Advocacy Committee for Teens)

Sunday, March 18, 2012 | 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

I-ACT (Israel Advocacy Committee for Teens) offers 9th – 12th graders the chance to explore Israel politics and activism. This leadership program is sponsored by the Bureau of Jewish Education. Please call us for more information.

Contact: Eric Nicastro, 949-435-3450, eric@bjeoc.org

Cafe Europa

Sunday, March 18, 2012 | 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Holocaust survivors, their friends and family, are invited to special program. Refreshments will be served. RSVP required.

Location: Clubhouse 7, 24111 Moulton Parkway, Laguna Hills, CA

Contact: Sandy Baren, (949) 435-3484, sandy@jffs.org

Pastrami on Rye with Mayo

Sunday, March 18, 2012 | 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM

Pastrami on Rye w/Mayo combines hilarious Stand Up with brilliant Storytelling. It’s also a tribute to the delicatessens where they meet after a show, although some of them have a lot to learn about how to eat a sandwich!

Location: Myers Theater, 1 Federation Way, Irvine, CA 92603

Contact: Yael Brudner, 949-435-3400, Yaelb@jccoc.org

Solomon Society Mission to Cuba

March 19 – 25, 2012 | All Day

Jewish Federation & Family Services’ Solomon Society Mission to Cuba. Meet with the leadership of the Jewish community; visit Jewish religious sites; participate in educational activities, religious services, and friendship opportunities.

Contact: Adrienne Domash, 949 435-3484, adrienne@jffs.org

Reform Temple Guest Lecture Series

Thursday, March 22, 2012 | 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Reform Temple of Laguna Woods Guest Lecture Series. By subscription

Location: Clubhouse 1, Gate 1, Laguna Woods Village, CA

Contact: Sheila Portnoy, 949-768-5659, sheila@comline.com

22nd Annual OC International Jewish Film Festival

Sunday, March 25, 2012 | 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Sponsored by University Synagogue. Each year, our congregation features award winning films from around the world on Jews, Judaism and the Jewish experience, followed by a lively discussion led by screenwriter, Michael Berlin.

Location: Regal Westpark 8 Cinemas, 3735 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92606-8293

I-ACT (Israel Advocacy Committee for Teens)

Sunday, March 25, 2012 | 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM

I-ACT (Israel Advocacy Committee for Teens) offers 9th – 12th graders the chance to explore Israel politics and activism. This leadership program is sponsored by the Bureau of Jewish Education. Please call us for more information.

Contact: Eric Nicastro, 949-435-3450, eric@bjeoc.org

Temple Beth Emet Klezmer and Cantors Concert

Sunday, March 25, 2012 | 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Featuring the Golden State Klezmers, Cantors Zev Brooks and Ilan Davidson. March 25 – was listed as “concert” and should be “Klezmers and Cantors” Concert featuring The Golden State Klezmers, Cantor Zev Brooks (Temple Beth Emet) and Cantor Ilan Davidson (Temple Beth El, San Pedro). Group tickets and sponsorships available. Tix: $25 – 54. Location: Loara High School Theatre, 1765 W Cerritos Ave., Anaheim.

Shirley Glowalla is contact: (714) 722-4720.

CBI Annual Gala

Sunday, March 25, 2012 | 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Dinner, Dance, Silent & Live Auctions

Location: Congregation B’nai Israel, 2111 Bryan Avenue, Tustin, CA 92782

Contact: Debbie Hebron, 714-730-9693, 714-730-5434 cbi18@cbi18.org

22nd Annual OC International Jewish Film Festival

Wednesday, March 28, 2012 | 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Sponsored by University Synagogue. Each year, our congregation features award winning films from around the world on Jews, Judaism and the Jewish experience, followed by a lively discussion led by screenwriter, Michael Berlin.

Location: Regal (Edwards) Westpark 8 Cinemas, 3735 Alton Parkway, Irvine, CA 92606-8293

Contact: Sheri Bolton, 949-553-3535, 949-553-4034 office@universitysynagogue.org

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