Jewish Orange County

Global Attraction: TVT Film Festival

When the TVT Film Festival opens its doors on March 30 at the Port Theater in Corona del Mar, it will screen films representing the best works of filmmakers from schools around the world. Now in its 12th year, the film festival will award prizes and combine the screening with the debut of an album […]

Murder the Messenger?

University Synagogue will hold its annual Biblical trial, “The People vs. the Sailors for Attempted Murder” The Biblical trial of “The Book of Jonah: The People vs. the Sailors for Attempted Murder” will be held on Sunday, March 5, from 1 to 3:30 p.m., at University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Drive, Irvine. UC Irvine School of […]

Amazing Mitzvah

Today was an incredible day for our community and especially for our children! Here is the story behind the idea of today’s event… Last year I had the privilege of working with my best friend, Nicky Colley, on the OC MEGA CHALLAH BAKE. It was an insanely huge undertaking with only 10 weeks to plan […]

Always Inspiring

“Kol Isha” is a double entendre meaning both “every woman” and “woman’s voice.” The Kol Isha Shabbat Service (KISS) in the Sidney Eisenberg Chapel at Temple Beth El on February 11 celebrated all the women of the congregation. Women led the service, chanted Torah, recited blessings, sang in the choir and offered insights into their […]

February 2, 2017

Bridging the Past and Present

“What we study is related to who we are,” said Prof. David Ruderman, Joseph Meyerhoff Professor of Modern Jewish History and formally Ella Darivoff Director of the Herbert D. Katz…

March 5, 2017

The Story of Purim

A long time ago in a galaxy not too far away, the Persians would have gotten away if it weren’t for princess Esther… The Germans weren’t the first to try…

February 28, 2017

Why anti-Semitism?

As of this writing, 100 anti-Semitic threats had targeted institutions in the U.S. and Canada in 2017. On Monday, February 27, alone, there were 30 bomb threats in 18 states…

February 28, 2017

Global Attraction: TVT Film Festival

When the TVT Film Festival opens its doors on March 30 at the Port Theater in Corona del Mar, it will screen films representing the best works of filmmakers from…

February 28, 2017

Murder the Messenger?

University Synagogue will hold its annual Biblical trial, “The People vs. the Sailors for Attempted Murder” The Biblical trial of “The Book of Jonah: The People vs. the Sailors for…

February 28, 2017

Amazing Mitzvah

Today was an incredible day for our community and especially for our children! Here is the story behind the idea of today’s event… Last year I had the privilege of…

February 28, 2017

Ethical and Moral Behavior

Ethics is the philosophical study of moral values and rules based on what is right from wrong. Morals is the standard of behavior, to act accordingly to the principles of…

February 28, 2017

Always Inspiring

“Kol Isha” is a double entendre meaning both “every woman” and “woman’s voice.” The Kol Isha Shabbat Service (KISS) in the Sidney Eisenberg Chapel at Temple Beth El on February…

February 7, 2017

Arbors and Hope

Tu B’Shevat, the 15th of Shevat is the Jewish Arbor Day in the land of Israel.  This year the holiday begins at sundown on Friday, February 10, and lasts through…

February 6, 2017

The Real Importance Of Finding Yourself

Growing up in a home of Bal Teshuva; although not preferred, my life choices were respected. Often there were times someone from my large family of nine children would comment…