Covering Jewish Life in Orange County

Merage JCC

New JCC head of education wants to facilitate programs for all

Mark Lazar is a “Valley Boy” who studied in San Francisco, lived in Holland and lived in Israel for 23 years. The JCC’s new director of Jewish education and head

JCC Teen Global Fellows and JCC Cares volunteer together with Heritage Pointe seniors

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

Merage JCC launches new education initiative with Mark Lazar at the helm

The Merage Jewish Community Center has launched a new education initiative to “invest in the future of Jewish education for all in Orange County,” according to a press release.  The

Merage JCC receives three Zahav (gold medals) for national excellence

The Merage JCC received three Zahav (gold medal) awards at the recent JCCs of North America Biennial in Baltimore, Maryland. The prestigious Zahav Award – the highest award available to