Enduring Voice

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 College will pay respect to this Holocaust Day of Remembrance with a ceremony that promotes acceptance and inclusion, diversity and justice, no matter one’s race, […]

Historian Deborah Lipstadt Analyzes Anti-Semitism

“How can an animus that is so old be so wrong?” asked Dr. Deborah E. Lipstadt, professor of modern Jewish history and Holocaust studies at Emory University and author of several books, when she spoke about the irrational and delusional qualities of anti-Semitism to a packed house at Tarbut V’Torah Community Day School on Thursday, […]

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 […]

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 Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, the 16th Annual CSP One Month Scholar. From January 3 to January 26, Prof. Ruderman […]

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 5:30 p.m., at BJI, 3900 Michelson Drive, in Irvine, the elegant event will pay tribute to people whose love of the congregation and its […]

Makerspaces and Facilities

When the next school year begins, TVT students will have access to some of the most innovative learning spaces in Orange County. Our 21st century campus building projects feature state-of-the-art makerspaces, science labs, a fabrication and prototyping facility, a film studio, a visual arts studio, and spaces for collaboration. These spaces are designed for students […]