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  • Cantors Plan Charity Concerts

    By Andrea Adelson

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    With religious school winding down this month at many synagogues, some cantors will regularly seize the opportunity to produce a brief season of secular concerts with guest artists and visiting cantors.

    Such a shift from liturgical music to secular show tunes will take place May 22...

  • Jeremiah Society Hopes to Make Crowd Roar

    By Andrea Adelson

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Music and animal motifs from "The Lion King" will provide thematic structure for the April 18 talent show by members of the Jeremiah Society, a group serving Orange County's developmentally disabled Jewish adults.

    "The talent show uncovers hidden talent among our handicapped adults,"...

  • Eighth-Graders to Chart Own Course

    By Andrea Adelson

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Allowing students to chose what they want to study in religious school is sure to loosen a standardized curriculum. But such an exercise in democracy potentially can also instill commitment by its participants.

    The O.C. Bureau of Jewish Education is counting on the latter. At the...

  • Market Chain Adds

    By Andrea Adelson

    April 1, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Sheryl Krok often drives from Irvine to Los Angeles on business for her cleaning products line. But before the South African immigrant returns home, Krok makes a kosher pit stop, buying a month's supply of chicken to feed her carnivorous family of five.

    "Because, hello! Irvine...

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  • Walk for Hunger

    By Andrea Adelson

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Walk for Hunger

    Organizers of the third South Orange County Interfaith Walk for Hunger and Cultural Fair invite the public to participate in the Oct. 26 event, which promises to build bridges between faiths while fulfilling the mitzvah of feeding the hungry.

    Last year, the "crop...

  • Shuls Try New Bait to Hook Members

    By Andrea Adelson

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    One offered free tickets for a congregational outing to an Angels game. Others hold "open house" brunches, where clergy and teachers are available for questions. Another promised to unveil sanctuary secrets after a Friday night dinner and service.

    These and other methods are deployed...

  • Big-Hearted Giver’s Crowning Moment

    By Andrea Adelson

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Paul Goldenberg avoided playgrounds and sports while he was growing up, because he lacked athletic prowess. He spent hours in the cool darkness of a movie house.

    In the central Los Angeles of the '30s, where his parents had little money to spare, Goldenberg scrounged for pop bottles,...

  • The Circuit

    By Andrea Adelson

    September 4, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Patent Appointee

    Howard J. Klein, an Irvine patent attorney and Jewish Republican activist, was appointed to an advisory panel of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in July.

    Klein, 53, will serve a three-year term on the panel, created by Congress in 1999. Its function is to...

  • Aid to Israeli Families Serves Dual Role

    By Andrea Adelson

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Good can come from every situation, Judaism holds, and so does Irvine's Rabbi Joel Landau. The Beth Jacob Congregation leader has searched for good amid the unceasing bloodshed in the Middle East and found that empathy for victims of violence could be the sympathetic lifeline that...

  • Agency Facing Crisis on Funding, Services

    By Andrea Adelson

    July 3, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Jay Greenberg was eager to hear the therapist from Jewish Family Service (JFS) dole out parenting advice about teenagers last spring.

    Greenberg was interested for two reasons: first, his youngest teenager (one of three), a 15-year-old boy, was already seeing a therapist due to...

  • A Tie That Binds

    By Andrea Adelson

    May 1, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    On the final night of the Pacific Jewish Film Festival in February, the South African emigre community jammed the theater to see the comedy about Christians and Jews in South Africa. Long after the credits ended, they stayed, kibbitzing in the aisles, hungering for their own...

  • Touring Teens NotYour Typical Youths

    By Andrea Adelson

    May 1, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Like typical first-time tourists eager to take in the sights, 10 visiting Israeli teenagers kept to a jam-packed itinerary.

    Barking seals amused them on a Newport Harbor cruise. So boisterously did they cheer a win by the hockey-playing Ducks, the group saw themselves televised...

  • Mrs. Judy: Rescuer of the Syrian Jews

    By Andrea Adelson

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    For 28 years, Canadian Judith Feld Carr ran a clandestine rescue network that spirited most of Syria's Jews from captivity. Her little-known heroic feat rivals that of celebrated Holocaust saviors such as Oskar Schindler.

    The final family arrived in New York in the early...

  • Call of West Draws Rabbi to Challenge

    By Andrea Adelson

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Career management advisers would probably be appalled by Stuart Altshuler's decision.

    Spurning job offers from synagogues in New York's Great Neck and Florida's Palm Beach, as well as rejecting the guaranteed incumbency of a large Chicago shul, last summer Altshuler departed for...

  • Jewish Film Fest to Make O.C. Debut

    By Andrea Adelson

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Terry Paule wanted her weekends to include Jewish-infused events, which she was hard pressed to find when she moved to Orange County in 2000.

    Instead of grousing, she started researching. Hooked on cinema while living in Hong Kong, where film provided a medium to understand foreign...

  • Her Yen for CinemaSparks Film Fest

    By Andrea Adelson

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    While spending five years in Hong Kong, Terry Paule turned to movie watching as an accessible medium that helped her stay current with trends in the United States and elsewhere.

    Her newfound appreciation for cinema is the catalyst behind this month's Pacific Jewish Film Festival,...

  • Reconsidering Terrorism in the U.S.

    By Andrea Adelson

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Even a year after Sept. 11, Americans still seem unprepared to see their way of life as under assault, according to Yehudit Barsky, director of the American Jewish Committee's (AJC) Middle East and international terrorism division.

    The denials even permeate U.S. intelligence...

  • College-Style Outreach

    By Andrea Adelson

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Attempting to broaden its outreach to adults with little understanding of Judaism, the Chabad-Lubavitch Orthodox movement has professionally developed a suite of college-style courses and schooled a select group of rabbis in modern teaching methods.

    The result is a fast-growing...

  • Open House

    By Andrea Adelson

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    After two years of behind-the-scenes planning by an advisory team shaping a new home for Orange County's Jewish organizations, a more visible version of the 30-acre, $65 million Samueli Jewish Campus will emerge in a coming-out party planned in Irvine Aug. 25.

    Using the theme,...

  • ‘United We Flourish’

    By Andrea Adelson

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Putting his own twist on a frequently invoked slogan, Lou Weiss, the newly elected president of Orange County's

    Jewish Federation, intends to make inclusiveness a priority during his tenure.

    Rather than "united we stand," Weiss is adopting the motto, "united we flourish." His other...

  • Exhibit Features Trauma-Inspired Art

    By Andrea Adelson

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Surviving a near-fatal auto accident deepened the realism in the work of Buena Park artist Carol Goldmark. Her renderings of flowers, previously painted in full bloom as a metaphor for beauty, now are depicted across the floral lifespan -- newly formed clenched buds to withering...

  • The Way of No Way

    By Andrea Adelson

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Drawn in part by the recent movie, "Enough," in which actress Jennifer Lopez uses Krav Maga to even the score against an abusive husband, a long-established Orange County class in self-defense is seeing a jump in popularity.

    Sessions in the self-defense training developed for the...

  • To Live Again

    By Andrea Adelson

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Yom Kippur is much more than saying, I'm sorry, said Rabbi Lawrence Kushner, the well-known theologian, author and speaker who will be in Orange County on Aug. 12 to talk about preparing spiritually for the High Holidays.

    Kushner, 59, who has championed institutional and personal...

  • Learning Lite in Laguna

    By Andrea Adelson

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    If food really is a cipher, unusual tales are spilling from menus devised for a two-part Jewish holiday cooking class this month at Laguna Culinary Arts.

    Mark Cleveland, a guest instructor at the year-old Laguna Beach cooking school, specializes in creating low-fat meals with...

  • A Time for Funds

    By Andrea Adelson

    February 14, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Even as its executive board starts a search to replace its top administrator, the Jewish Federation of Orange County will intensify its annual fundraisng drive over the next two months.

    The Federation, an umbrella group that helps in funding community-wide Jewish education programs,...

  • Balancing the Scales

    By Andrea Adelson

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    What is the duty to assist those in danger under Jewish law compared to American law? The question is no mere academic exercise to Neil H. Cogan, dean of the Whittier Law School, who spoke on the topic last week as the inaugural speaker of the recently formed Jewish Lawyers of Orange...

  • Togetherness at Teen Shabbat

    By Andrea Adelson

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The traffic-filled streets and overflowing parking lots of commercial office parks bordering John Wayne Airport empty fast on most Friday evenings.

    Occasionally, though, the traffic pattern at twilight is reversed. Such was the case earlier last summer at Baker and Redhill streets....

  • Raising Kids Right

    By Andrea Adelson

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Jill Sherman's high school years are anything but carefree. Last year an older classmate, who talked openly about his anti-Semitic attitudes, tried to ignite her clothes with a self-described "Jew burner." Physically, Sherman was unhurt by the attack with a cigarette lighter.

    But...