Covering Jewish Life in Orange County

An Evening of Music and Charm

It was Chinese New Year 2017, at the world class Segerstrom Theatre of the Arts on the evening of Saturday January 28. The infamous Pacific Symphony and exuberant conductor Carl

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

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

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

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

Lone Soldier

What is a 24-year-old American, a graduate of an Ivy League University, doing serving in the Israel Defense Forces? Find out Friday evening, February 10, 2017, at 8 p.m., when

Intimate and Interactive

Some children learn better in a small, intimate setting where they develop one-on-one relationships with teachers and other students. IKARON Learning at the Jewish Collaborative of Orange County (JCoOC) provides

KISS and Kvell

It has been nearly 30 years since Wendy Lupul took on the role of coordinating Sisterhood Shabbat. She continues to radiate joy when she talks about the Kol Isha Shabbat