Covering Jewish Life in Orange County

Ilene Schneider

Chapman’s Musco Theatre Presents Steven Page and the Art of Time Ensemble

Musco Center for the Arts at Chapman University in Orange presents “Songbook: Steven Page and the Art of Time Ensemble” on February 11 at 7:30 p.m. Steven Page’s distinctive, powerful

Why Are Some People Denying the Reality?

On December 6 President Donald Trump acknowledged something that most Israelis, most pro-Israel groups and many other people in the world have accepted as reality since 1949 by formally recognizing

Cypress College presents second annual Yom HaShoah ceremony

Yom HaShoah exists as an annual memorial to more than six million Jews who were murdered by the Nazis during World War II. On April 26 at 7 p.m. Cypress

B’Tzalel Arts Festival brings community together

When she was still living in Florida, Cantor Natalie Young had a dream about bringing “all the talented people together to explore the rich culture we have to offer, to

Whither objective journalism?

At a recent Shabbat lecture at University Synagogue, journalist Joel Kotkin discussed media bias. In his opinion this issue is not limited to mainstream media. It crosses party lines and

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

It’s Complicated

“Israel has its challenges, but it’s a healthy society,” said Yohanon Plesner, president of the Israel Democracy Institute (IDI), a 25-year-old independent center of research and action dedicated to strengthening

Eight-Second Decision

While the stated mission of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) is “to defend the existence, territorial integrity and sovereignty of the state of Israel; to protect the inhabitants of Israel

Seeking Security

Since January 20 the most talked-about topic in America is how far we should be going to protect our borders. Every Jew learns at an early age that “we were

For the Love of the Shul

Highlighting the Gala Dinner at Beth Jacob Congregation of Irvine will be the awards presented to a group of highly deserving yet modest people. Scheduled for Sunday, February 12, at