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Making Teshuva

The Torah couldn’t be clearer: We are ALL created B’tzelem Elohim - in the image of G-d. What does that mean? It means that...

TVT Community Day School

TVT Community Day School in Irvine is living up to its ranking as the #1 K-12 Independent School in Orange County and #1 Jewish...

EVOLVING RITUALS

In this time of uncertainty, amid the coronavirus pandemic, families are faced with difficult decisions when it comes to deciding whether or not to...

HANGING TOUGH

Parents have played a much larger role in their children’s learning, while navigating the stressors of work, home life and a global pandemic. Understandably,...

CAN’T STOP THE PARTY

The season of simchas is upon us, but the ways in which we would normally celebrate those graduations and weddings couldn’t be further from...

Celebrate Each Day!

It is what we make out of what we have, not what we are given, that separates one person from another.” —Nelson Mandela Waking up every...

Purim 101

There are four commandments to be fulfilled on Purim. These are in addition to the custom of disguising ourselves in costumes in commemoration of...

Social Influences

These days our children are continually exposed to the positive and negative influences of a society guided by social media. They see directed advertisements...

A Very Special Art Class

Once a month on Thursday mornings, the Pre-Schoolers at University Synagogue have a very special art class. Quietly they line up and walk through...

JEWISH EDUCATION

“Education is not just what we know, it’s who we are,” says Rabbi Jonathan Sacks. There has been a long standing tradition of Jewish...

L’Dor V’Dor

What an abundance of materials there are for parents, about the many facets of raising children. This includes the daily concerns of eating, toileting...

NURTURING PEOPLEHOOD

“Fiddler on the Roof” fans and anyone who can hold their own playing “Name that Tune” can tell you the importance of tradition. But...

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