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Jlife OC Extra May 15, 2024

Celebrate Israel
Join the Celebrate Israel Festival for a day filled with fun activities and entertainment! Enjoy bounce houses for the kids, sports competitions, and a beer garden for adults. Food will be available for purchase. With shows and performances throughout the day, it’s perfect for families, adults, and teens alike. Don’t miss out on the biggest event in OC for community unity.
Tickets must be purchased for children ages 3 and above.
Access to the beer garden is for adults only (21 and older).
Beer Garden tickets will also be available for purchase at the event.
May 19, 2024
Merage JCC | Noon-4:00 PM
For more information please visit https://iac360.org/iac-events/ciorange/

Adult Music Experience: Rabbi Zive’s Final AME: The Beauty of the Past 6 Years!
Join Rabbi Zive for a look back at six years of the Shireinu Project with Rabbi Zive! Explore some of the best moments from our Music Program at SHM. This is Rabbi Zive’s final Adult Music Experience, so make sure to join in and celebrate his contributions to Congregation Shir-Ha-Ma’a lot – Irvine’s music program!
May 21, 2024
Congregation Shir-Ha-Ma’a lot | 6:30-7:30 PM
For more information please visit https://www.shmtemple.org/event/adult-music-experience—the-beauty-of-the-past-6-years.html


Alma by Benjamin Benne
An afternoon at the theatre with a light bite being served before the performance. The price includes bus from Laguna Woods, reception and tips. Alma is a poetic and timely play filled with lots of love and a touch of symbolism. It begs the question what does the American dream mean today and to whom does it belong?
Sponsor: National Council of Jewish Women
Cost $85
May 26, 2024
Chance Theatre
5522 E. La Palma Ave
|12:45 – 5:30PM
For more information please visit


CSP: Sovereignty, Violence & Morality: Zionism & Ethics of Judaism
The current Israeli-Palestinian conflict has seen a revival of the discussion regarding the Jewish right to establish a state in the Land of Israel that has occasioned a renewed focus on the dynamics of sovereignty. Beyond a doubt, the implementation of Jewish sovereignty in Eretz Yisrael is the essential dimension of political Zionism. In this four-part seminar, Rabbi Seidler-Feller will examine the manner with which religion interacts with sovereignty and with the nationalist impulse that it nurtures. Among the questions considered are: Can the mingling of religion and state function constructively or must their interplay always be toxic, resulting in harmful and oppressive outcomes? Can God and religious values curb the excesses of nationalist fervor? How does the seductively alluring nature of power factor into the Zionist expression of Jewish sovereignty? And can there be a Zionism that embraces God, but does not aspire to sovereignty? We will study a variety of sources, ranging from the writings of the Rabbi of Satmar (an avowed anti-Zionist), to the power centered ideology of Vladimir Jabotinsky, to the messianic exhortations of the Rabbis Kook (father and son) and the settler rabbis of Gush Emunim (the Bloc of the Faithful), to the pacifist thought of “One of the Passionate Rabbis” – and to the humanistic teachings of Ahad Ha’am and the founders of religious Zionism. We will see how some of these teachings inform and shape Israeli politics and foment the extremism that is evident today. And we will discover the sober voices of the tradition that promote constraint and a limitation on the unfettered exercise of power.”
Sponsor: Orange County Community Scholar Program (CSP)
May 30, 2024
Zoom – Online – register for link| 12:30 – 1:30PM
For more information please visit https://mailchi.mp/137e6d05793c/csp-zoom-programs-week-of-april-5-5927388


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