Jewish Orange County

Really Ready

TVT Community Day School students are well prepared for college and have consistently demonstrated a high degree of achievement, as evidenced by their scores on the ACT tests over the last five years. The ACT consists of curriculum-based tests of educational development in English, mathematics, reading and science designed to measure the skills needed for […]

True Tikkun Olam

They look the same – a group of 67 teens laughing, running, jumping, dancing, and even a bit of flirting. But they don’t always sound the same. Fluent Hebrew and Spanish are sprinkled amongst the English jokes and stories. This summer, the Merage JCC hosted 67 teens – 21 from Orange County – and another […]

Experience the New Year in a New Way

The Jewish Collaborative of Orange County (JCoOC) will host a full High Holy Day program entitled Experience the New Year: A Festival of Renewal in Newport Beach. Programming for Erev Rosh Hashanah, Rosh Hashanah days 1and 2, Kol Nidre and Yom Kippur will feature an array of clergy and lay leaders and will include traditional […]

Toward a Just Society

To create a just society in America, we have to get proximate, change the narrative, stay hopeful and be willing to do uncomfortable things, according to Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative. Stevenson, who launched the 2016-2017 TVT Speakers Series at TVT Community Day School in Irvine on August 24, […]

September 13, 2016

43 Watchdog Groups to UC Berkeley

Forty-three Jewish and education advocacy groups today demanded that UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks take immediate steps to overhaul the course review process that allowed a student-taught, credit bearing course…

September 29, 2016

In the Moment

Breathe in the fragrance of round challah and honey cake. Experience the newness of the synagogue décor and the clothing. Hear the shofar and heed its call. The High Holy…

September 28, 2016

Remembering Shimon Peres

The state of Israel, as well as dignitaries and Jewish groups around the world, are mourning the death of former Israeli President Shimon Peres, who passed away on Tuesday two…

September 26, 2016

Really Ready

TVT Community Day School students are well prepared for college and have consistently demonstrated a high degree of achievement, as evidenced by their scores on the ACT tests over the…

September 26, 2016

Spellbinding Selections

The Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company (KCDC) had four sold-out performances at the Sydney Opera House. What a thrill to be able to attend a performance, see these remarkably talented dancers…

September 15, 2016

True Tikkun Olam

They look the same – a group of 67 teens laughing, running, jumping, dancing, and even a bit of flirting. But they don’t always sound the same. Fluent Hebrew and…

September 13, 2016

43 Watchdog Groups to UC Berkeley

Forty-three Jewish and education advocacy groups today demanded that UC Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks take immediate steps to overhaul the course review process that allowed a student-taught, credit bearing course…

September 5, 2016

Experience the New Year in a New Way

The Jewish Collaborative of Orange County (JCoOC) will host a full High Holy Day program entitled Experience the New Year: A Festival of Renewal in Newport Beach. Programming for Erev…

September 5, 2016

A Time for New Beginnings

No matter when the Jewish holidays fall, there is always a certain newness about the fall. It is the beginning of the school year, full of new friends, new teachers,…

September 5, 2016

Toward a Just Society

To create a just society in America, we have to get proximate, change the narrative, stay hopeful and be willing to do uncomfortable things, according to Bryan Stevenson, founder and…