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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...

  • Look Who’s Talking

    By Andrea Adelson

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Spiritualists, Dead Sea scholars and psychoanalysts are but a sampling of the varied menu of Jewish speakers that are to make scheduled appearances in Orange County over the next few months.

    One of the better known but controversial figures is Reb Zalman Schachter-Shalomi, speaking...

  • 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...

  • We Make Our Own Community

    By Rabbi David Eliezrie

    May 1, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    He came into my office clutching an old picture of a rabbi with a long, flowing beard. He was in his late 60s and clearly in a hurry.

    "Could you use the picture? We are moving and I am getting rid of some old stuff" he said.

    Sensing he had little contact with the Jewish community,...

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  • School Provides anAntidote to Grief

    By Andrea Adelson

    April 3, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Even 56 years later, Irving Gelman recalls precisely the day of his U.S. arrival and exactly the contents of his pockets: April 19, 1947, and $5.60.

    The date marked a miraculous fresh start for a man whose generosity would later ignite dramatic changes within Orange County's Jewish...

  • SUV Ads Might Make Residents Squeamish

    By Journal Staff

    February 6, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    A new anti-oil television advertising campaign that is intended to needle the consciousness of fuel-guzzling SUV owners will be making a lot of local residents uncomfortable.

    The ads that began airing nationally last month are a parody of President Bush's war-on-drugs campaign. They...

  • 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,...

  • Up Close and Comical

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    ''I'm a ham," said legendary actor-writer-director Carl Reiner.

    "When you're a showoff, you've gotta get on that platform."

    Which is why 80-year-old Reiner is eager to regale the audience with tales of his life in a speaking engagement at the Orange County Performing Arts Center on...

  • New Jewish Music

    By Andrea Adelson

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    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...

  • Rabbi Makes “Movers and Shakers” List

    By Journal Staff

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Rabbi Arnold Rachlis, spiritual leader of Irvine's University Synagogue, earned a spot on OC Metro magazine's "Hot 25" list of people who are making a significant difference in Orange County.

    "Our list has never been about income levels, political power or social ranking," Steve...

  • Land of a Thousand Titles

    By Andrea Adelson

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Jonathan Foer's award-winning book, "Everything Is Illuminated," is a fictionalized road trip to a Ukrainian shtetl, mirroring the young author's own family history quest. Crime fiction writer Rochelle Krich, the Orthodox daughter of Holocaust survivors, is starting a new series with...

  • Turning GOP in O.C.

    By Janine Robinson

    October 31, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    An emerging conservatism among Jews has rattled traditional Southern California partisan allegiances, and local Republicans are claiming a surge of new Jewish recruits. But in Orange County, one of the most conservative strongholds in the nation, party leaders say the migration has...

  • Haves and Have-Nots

    By E. Scott Menter

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    On a beautiful Sunday morning last spring, thousands of Israel supporters lined Wilshire Boulevard to wave banners, sing, chant and let the world know that the Jewish State isn't alone. One of a handful to make the jaunt up the 405 from Orange County, I spoke with a friend who had...

  • Jew in a Gentile World

    By Marisa N. Pickar

    October 3, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    I found a job! After spending three years in Jerusalem, I am now gainfully employed in Orange County. I'm also in deep culture shock.

    Before moving to Israel I had lived in Los Angeles, where Jews abounded at each of my jobs. I rarely interacted with non-Jews in Israel, much less...

  • Campus Envy

    By Rob Eshman

    August 29, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    I am not a big fan of Jewish unity when it's ideological. A room full of informed

    and opinionated Jews, arguing their ideas back and forth, is a sign of a healthy people.

    But I do support Jewish physical unity. Life is with people, and Jewish life flourishes when we learn, play, pray...

  • 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...

  • Your Letters

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Support for Israel

    While it was gratifying to see the discussion of creative and generous support for Israel ("Supporting Israel," July 2002), we call to your attention that the Jewish Federation Israel Emergency Campaign was not included. In the first six weeks since this special...

  • Meetings With Meaning

    By Ilene Schneider

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Singles frustrated with superficial dating encounters can find vastly different ways to do something about it.

    Whether it's a seven-minute SpeedDate, a shidduch rooted in tradition or something in between, Jewish singles are meeting and marrying in Orange County.

    Sometimes people...

  • Creating a Sacred Space

    By Elliot Fein

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In 1978, when I first applied to college, I didn't know what I wanted to study as an undergraduate. I left the space blank on the college application form where I was supposed to indicate an intended major. Someone in the admissions office, based on my grade point average and my...

  • 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...

  • Beyond the Cowboy

    By Tom Tugend

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    In the office of John L. Gray, executive director and CEO of the Autry Museum, a large poster of Gary Cooper as the frontier lawman in "High Noon" hangs on the wall.

    Above his sheriff's badge is a small card imprinted with the name of Poland's Solidarity Party, and in his right hand,...

  • Yippie-I-Oy!

    By Tom Tugend

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Adolph and Sam Frankel are the official poster boys for "Jewish Life in the American West: Generation to Generation," one of the most ambitious exhibitions ever mounted by the Autry Museum of Western Heritage. The exhibit opens to the public on Sunday, June 23.

    Derived from a photo,...

  • 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...

  • JFSHelps Holocaust Survivors

    By Journal Staff

    August 1, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    A grant of $120,000 over three years from the newly established PIMCO Foundation will help Orange County's Jewish Family Service (JFS) expand its services to about 45 elderly Holocaust survivors who reside locally.

    The social services agency, which also provides counseling services,...

  • 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...

  • In Search of Love

    By Debbie L. Sklar

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    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...

  • O.C. Olim

    By Ilene Schneider

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    David and Lori Melman, former Santa Ana residents, look out their window to see a mountaintop covered with scrub oak and bay

    leaves that could be mistaken for coastal California foothills. The idyllic country lifestyle and its neighborhood feeling is what lured them to Har Halutz, a...

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