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JLIFE EXTRA- July 1, 2023


Healthy Life
Author Rebecca Soffer will discuss her book, Modern Loss: An Interactive Guide to Moving through Grief and Building Resilience, at the Merage Jewish Community Center on Thursday, July 6, at 10 AM. Inspired by the website that the New York Times hailed as “redefining mourning,” this book is a fresh and interactive examination into navigating grief and resilience. Soffer offers practical advice in confronting a future without your loved one. With prompts, creative projects, innovative and therapeutic exercises, people will learn tools to explore loss. Zoom link will be emailed after registration.
For details, visit https://www.jccoc.org/index.php?src=events&srctype=detail&refno=45953&id=45953


Exploring Jewish Summer Camp
Prof. Sarah Bunin Benor, live from Los Angeles, will present “Ruach in the Chadar Ochel: Language and Community at American Jewish Summer Camps,” on Sunday July 9, at 4 PM on behalf of the Community Scholar Program. At most American Jewish summer camps, programs are conducted primarily in English, but the environment is infused with Hebrew words, signs, songs, and activities. This talk draws from Hebrew Infusion: Language and Community at American Jewish Summer Camps, Dr. Benor’s most recent book. Sarah Bunin Benor is Vice Provost and Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies at Hebrew Union College–Jewish Institute of Religion and courtesy Professor of Linguistics at the University of Southern California.
To register, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMoceiqrTgtH9DBX3gVaiC4UxJ1nJtiZG9x#/registration

Summer Concert
Congregation Shir Ha-Ma’alot, 3652 Michelson Drive, Irvine, will present its summer concert featuring “Upstream”, a steel drum band, and combine it with an open house on Sunday, July 9, at 4:30 PM. Enjoy sunshine and great music at SHM’s July Summer Concert with one of the top Caribbean, Calypso and Steel Drum bands in Orange County. The entire family will enjoy an afternoon of great community, exhilarating music, and outdoor fun. Bring beach/lawn chairs and food/drinks. Cost is $10/person, free for kids under 17. All proceeds go towards the Shireinu Project.
RSVP here:- https://www.shmtemple.org/upstream

Yaakov’s Encounter
Dr. Tanya White, live from Israel, will present “The Journey Back to Self: Overcoming Trauma in the Yaakov Narratives” on Tuesday July 11, at 10 AM. This Community Scholar Program event discusses the narrative of Yaakov’s encounter with the strange man (angel) at the Yabok River. It traces his journey of self repression to expression, touching on issues relating to personal and national trauma, integration and disintegration, and imperfect redemption as well as the role of memory (and challenge of integrating painful experiences) in identity formation. Dr. Tanya White is an international lecturer, writer and educator with a focus on Tanach and Contemporary Jewish Thought. She is a Senior lecturer at Matan Women’s Institute for Torah Studies.
To register, visit https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwoduqopzktG9zOT1cmwXmH9k2dv-k__bwk#/registration

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