UCI and Ambassador Michael Oren

Over the past several weeks we watched the events from Ambassador Michael Oren’s speech at UCI unfold.  We are concerned about the anti-Israel incidents that take place at UCI and strive to remain informed and proactive to support the Jewish students who attend UCI and the entire population that the University should be a place […]

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Vayakhel, Exodus 35:1-38:20

How do you feel about Jewish charitable events?  How many times have you gone to an auction and came home with items you never used? At a recent fundraiser for my daughter’s preschool, my husband bid on a dull gift basket that consisted of a few male-centric board games that we would never play.  With […]

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Maxine Horwitz Cultural Event

There are many doors into Temple Beth Sholom. From the Sanctuary to the School Building to the Social Hall.  And through all these doors, we find great experiences for all ages and all interests. TBS is about being together with friends and family and experiencing new and exciting programs. We have a great choice of […]

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Sing a Purim Song

It’s felt like Purim in my house since December.  That obnoxious toy that Uncle David bought Adina for Chanukah not only plays “Old McDonald,” every time she presses the cow button, but it also plays a Purim song from one of my earliest childhood memories.  Our music lady, Sandy Paskus, played piano as we all […]

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D’var Torah Parashat Mishpatim

By Tami Weisman, Education Intern “Cynthia and Lisa built a house for their puppies and I said can I play and they said no because I don’t have a puppy only I have a kitty.” This is the longest sentence that little, shy Clara has spoken in school to date. There is more to come. […]

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Freedom of Speech or Intimidation

Monday night the Orange County Community had the opportunity to hear Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren speak about the Israel Palestinian conflict. This was an opportunity for dialogue to discuss the challenges in Israel at this time, especially in the wake of Israel’s response to the Goldstone report. (more info at http://www.jta.org ) Ambassador Oren was […]

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