LimmudLA is hoping that about 800 Southern Californians will sign up to attend the second annual weekendlong event, scheduled to take place Feb. 13-16 at the Costa Mesa Hilton
During Orange County's annual "Chanukah Concert", a corner of Costa Mesa's Performing Arts Center is transformed into an all-Jewish music store featuring CDs recorded by some Reform cantors who participate in the performance.
"They don't have much opportunity to put their CDs up for sale," said Dr. Gordon Fishman of Newport Beach, who co-produces the concert with his wife, Hannareta. She and some friends supervise sales, which this year include works by Ruti Brier, Nancy Linder, Shula Kalir-Merton and Arie Shikler. Also available are CDs by the Orange County Klezmers, who play at the concert intermission.
Just as I can honestly say that I don't think I'm mother material, Lisa Cohen of Costa Mesa sure is.
Cohen, 40, a single mom and a busy drama teacher, is recently divorced, but actively looking for that special someone. Like many young Jewish singles in Orange County, Cohen has found that trying to meet her counterpart is a lot like looking for a needle in a haystack. Perhaps that's why she immerses herself in her work.
Move over Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Jose Carreras.
The Three Jewish Tenors are coming to the Orange County Performing Arts Center in Costa Mesa next month, accompanied by the Pacific Symphony Orchestra.
To foster a sense of community among Jewish youth in the far corners of Orange County is a difficult task, given that most resources are available exclusively at the county's Jewish Community Center in Costa Mesa.