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March 2020

Heritage Pointe 30th Anniversary

Heritage Pointe well-known for its unparalleled residential community providing Independent, Assisted Living and Memory Care services for Seniors, is celebrating its 30th Anniversary in...

JCFOC Named by Grinspoon Foundation to participate in Pilot Program

The Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF) has selected the Jewish Community Foundation of Orange County (JCFOC) to lead the pilot program “Connections” an extension of...

Rising to The Challenge

It’s no secret that the Jewish Federation of Orange County has been undergoing some unique challenges of late. Questions of transparency, financial management and...

Health & Wellness

One I seek to maximize wellness is by shunning well-intended commentary by non-medical experts on how to get and stay well. I recently giggled...

How Can I Help?

“How can I help?” A question constantly fired my way at Shabbat meals, Jewish communal events, and even casual conversation when I reveal that...

The World of Jewish Women Authors

When I was in grade school, I remember my love for reading Judy Blume. Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing and Superfudge were both...

Treat Yo’ Self

The term “self-care” was added to the dictionary recently in 2017, but it’s not a new phenomenon. From loving ourselves first so we can...

Say What?

If your family seems not to hear a word you say, you’re not alone. Social science researchers will tell you that the tendency to...

Optimism Out of the Ashes

It would have been appropriate to shed tears about the horrific fire that broke out early Sunday morning, February 2, and destroyed the headquarters...

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...

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