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Jan

1 2018

New and Views

10:00AM - 12:00PM  

Jewish Community Center
One Federation Way
Irvine , CA

Join us at the JCC the first Monday of the month. Come and discuss local and world issues in this very interactive cl…

Jan

2 2018

Advanced Learning Institute

9:15AM - 12:00PM  

Private Home

Irvine, CA

Join the Advanced Learning Institute (ALI) on Tuesdays for a unique in-depth Jewish learning experience!

 

9:15 …

Jan

2 2018

Al Anon Meeting

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Temple Beth El SOC
2A Liberty
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

At Al‑Anon, family members and friends of those who struggle with addiction share their experiences and learn how t…

Jan

2 2018

Bible and Commentaries Class

7:30PM - 8:35PM  

A private home

Irvine, CA

This Class studies the books of the Torah with classic commentaries. It is taught seminar-style around a table, with …

Jan

3 2018

Community Scholar Program:17th Annual CSP One Month Scholar Opening Lecture Dr. Yossi Chajes, Opening Lecture: Secret…

Jan

3 2018

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Jan

28 2018

CSP: 17th Annual OMS: Yossi Chajes: Secret History of Unknown Judaism

12:00AM  

various locations in Orange County (see individual dates for locations)

Yossi Chajes (Ph.D., Yale University 1999) is a professor of Jewish History at the University of Haifa and the…

Jan

3 2018

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Jan

28 2018

Community Scholar Program: 17th Annual CSP One Month Scholar: Dr. Yossi Chajes
Secret Jewish Histories: Revealing the…

Jan

3 2018

Support Group for Family Caregivers

12:30PM - 2:00PM  

Family Services OC
1 Federation Way, Suite 220
Irvine, CA

A chance to talk about caregiving concerns and issues, and get support from others going through a similar experience.

Jan

4 2018

Talmud Study for Men

6:30PM - 7:45PM  

The Class Meets at a Private Home

Irvine, CA

The Talmud is the ultimate source of Jewish tradition, thought, and practice. This class is taught seminar-style arou…

Jan

7 2018

Orange County Jewish Community Guest Scholar Program

12:00AM  

Temple Judea
24512 Moulton Parkway
Laguna Woods, CA

Professor Chajes is the 2018 guest lecturer for the Orange County Jewish Community Scholar Program.

Jan

7 2018

Advanced Judaic Text Class for Women

10:25AM - 12:15PM  

A private home

Irvine, CA

This class engages women in the study of Advanced Judaic texts, including significant Talmudic discussions and publis…

Jan

7 2018

2018 AIPAC Orange County Dinner

5:00PM - 9:00PM  

This event is by invitation only. For more information, please contact the AIPAC office at (323) 937-1184.

Jan

8 2018

Gentle Yogalates & Meditation 8 classes 9:00-10:30 am

9:00AM - 10:30AM  

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County
One Federation Way
Irvine, CA 92603

This class will integrate gentle core exercises with yoga and meditation to provide a complete and balanced experienc…

Jan

8 2018

New and Views

10:00AM - 12:00PM  

Jewish Community Center
One Federation Way
Irvine , CA

Join us at the JCC the first Monday of the month. Come and discuss local and world issues in this very interactive cl…

Jan

8 2018

Better Balance 11:30 am-12:30 pm 7 week series

11:30AM - 12:30PM  

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County
One Federation Way
Irvine, CA

Participants will learn exercises targeting posture, lower body strength, stability, walking, body control and multi-…

Jan

9 2018

Advanced Learning Institute

9:15AM - 12:00PM  

Private Home

Irvine, CA

Join the Advanced Learning Institute (ALI) on Tuesdays for a unique in-depth Jewish learning experience!

 

9:15 …

Jan

9 2018

Al Anon Meeting

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Temple Beth El SOC
2A Liberty
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

At Al‑Anon, family members and friends of those who struggle with addiction share their experiences and learn how t…

Jan

9 2018

World of Judaism

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Temple Beth El of South Orange County
2A Liberty
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Date Topic Presenter October 17 Ethical Life - Introduction: Does Ethics Need God? Rabbi Kort November…

Jan

9 2018

Bible and Commentaries Class

7:30PM - 8:35PM  

A private home

Irvine, CA

This Class studies the books of the Torah with classic commentaries. It is taught seminar-style around a table, with …

Jan

10 2018

People of the Book

 

Temple Beth El of South Orange County
2A Liberty
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

People of the Book meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7 pm. We look forward to another year…

Jan

11 2018

Men’s Club Breakfast

 

Temple Beth El of South Orange County
2A Liberty
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

We hope to see the ‘regular’ Temple Beth El Men’s “Breakfast Club’ers” and welcome any new Men’s Club…

Jan

11 2018

Talmud Study for Men

6:30PM - 7:45PM  

The Class Meets at a Private Home

Irvine, CA

The Talmud is the ultimate source of Jewish tradition, thought, and practice. This class is taught seminar-style arou…

Jan

12 2018

"What do you feel your religion is doing to promote women's rights?"

9:30AM - 11:30AM  

Laguna Woods Clubhouse 5

Laguna Woods, CA 92637

Panelists from four religions: Muslim, Jewish Baha'i and Catholic will address this topic and answer questions from…

Jan

13 2018

Jerusalem Shabbat Experience

9:30AM - 1:00PM  

Temple Beth El of South Orange County
2A Liberty
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Jerusalem Shabbat Experience with the Band of Milk and Honey (and a little schnapps!)

Jan

13 2018

Shabbat Service: Minyan Am Ehad

9:45AM - 12:00PM  

St. Mark Presbyterian Church
2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd.
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Authentic davening. Upbeat melodies. Thoughtful discussions. New friendships.

Join Rabbi Marcia Tilchin and the Jewi…

Jan

13 2018

Merage JCC Cultural Arts event

7:00PM - 10:00PM  

Merage JCC Cultural Arts event - details to follow

Jan

13 2018

Wrestling Jerusalem -film and Q&A with actor director Aaron Davidman

7:30PM - 10:00PM  

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County
One Federation Way
Irvine, CA 92603

In a tour-de-force performance, writer-actor Aaron Davidman conjures a host of different characters while seeking ans…

Jan

14 2018

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Jan

15 2018

CSP: 12th Annual Adult Retreat-Movies & Midrash with Dr. Wendy Zierler

12:00AM  

UCLA Meyer & Renee Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Dr. Wendy Zierler is Sigmund Falk Professor of Modern Jewish Literature and Feminist Studies at HUC-JIR in New York.…

Jan

14 2018

Friendship Circle - Basketball Buddies for Special Needs

11:00AM - 1:00PM  

Las Lomas Community Park
10 Federation Way
Irvine, CA 92603

Basketball Buddies brings the volunteers and kids together to play a sport that they love. This program allows for th…

Jan

14 2018

Friendship Circle - Sunday Circle for Special Needs

2:00PM - 4:00PM  

Bonita Creek Park
3010 La Vida
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Sunday Circle is a monthly event for the children, volunteers and staff of The Friendship Circle to come together for…

Jan

14 2018

Great Jewish American 101: California Jewish Pioneers

4:00PM - 5:30PM  

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County
One Federation Way
Irvine, CA 92618

Do you know how influential the Jews were in the development of California? This is the story of Jewish Pioneers who …

Jan

14 2018

Friendship Circle - Young Adult Circle for Special Needs

5:00PM - 7:00PM  

Friendship Circle Center
2400 University Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Young Adult Circle is designed to integrate special needs teens and young adults with everyday life and social skills…

Jan

15 2018

Havurat Tzedek

 

Temple Beth El of South Orange County
2A Liberty
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Havurat Tzedek is a group inspired by Jewish commitment to social justice and dedicated to raising awareness, advocac…

Jan

15 2018

Gentle Yogalates & Meditation 8 classes 9:00-10:30 am

9:00AM - 10:30AM  

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County
One Federation Way
Irvine, CA 92603

This class will integrate gentle core exercises with yoga and meditation to provide a complete and balanced experienc…

Jan

15 2018

New and Views

10:00AM - 12:00PM  

Jewish Community Center
One Federation Way
Irvine , CA

Join us at the JCC the first Monday of the month. Come and discuss local and world issues in this very interactive cl…

Jan

15 2018

Better Balance 11:30 am-12:30 pm 7 week series

11:30AM - 12:30PM  

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County
One Federation Way
Irvine, CA

Participants will learn exercises targeting posture, lower body strength, stability, walking, body control and multi-…

Jan

16 2018

Daytime Book Club

 

Temple Beth El of South Orange County
2A Liberty
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Daytime Book Club

Our Daytime Book Club provides the opportunity to discuss previously selected Jewish-themed books …

Jan

16 2018

Advanced Learning Institute

9:15AM - 12:00PM  

Private Home

Irvine, CA

Join the Advanced Learning Institute (ALI) on Tuesdays for a unique in-depth Jewish learning experience!

 

9:15 …

Jan

16 2018

Bridge: Intermediate- The Magic of Majors 6 class series

9:45AM - 11:45AM  

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County
One Federation Way
Irvine, CA 92603

Bids, overcalls and responses to allow you to find your major suit trump fit with ease!
Instructor: Joan S. Kaye Ed.D…

Jan

16 2018

Club 55

10:30AM - 12:00PM  

Temple Beth David
6100 Hefley Street
Westminster, CA 92683

A speaker from the Ronald McDonald House in Long Beach.

Jan

16 2018

Introduction to Judaism

6:00PM - 9:00PM  

Temple Beth El of South Orange County
2A Liberty
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

This introduction to Judaism course will offer a basic foundation in Judaism in 18 sessions. We will explore Jewish…

Jan

16 2018

Al Anon Meeting

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Temple Beth El SOC
2A Liberty
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

At Al‑Anon, family members and friends of those who struggle with addiction share their experiences and learn how t…

Jan

16 2018

World of Judaism

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Temple Beth El of South Orange County
2A Liberty
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Date Topic Presenter October 17 Ethical Life - Introduction: Does Ethics Need God? Rabbi Kort November…

Jan

16 2018

Bible and Commentaries Class

7:30PM - 8:35PM  

A private home

Irvine, CA

This Class studies the books of the Torah with classic commentaries. It is taught seminar-style around a table, with …

Jan

18 2018

Talmud Study for Men

6:30PM - 7:45PM  

The Class Meets at a Private Home

Irvine, CA

The Talmud is the ultimate source of Jewish tradition, thought, and practice. This class is taught seminar-style arou…

Jan

18 2018

Nights at the Round table

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

January 18 Jewish Identity in America - issues

Nights at the Round Table

Jan

19 2018

Mindfulness for Everyday Living - Waking up with gratitude.

11:00AM - 12:30PM  

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County
One Federation Way
Irvine, CA 92603

You will walk away from each session with do-able mindfulness practices you can use in your daily life.

Sessions are…

Jan

20 2018

“Stepping” Out of Shabbes

3:00PM - 5:00PM  

Private Home

CA

Join others in recovery for a Jewish Collaborative of Orange County Shabbat afternoon program dedicated to discussing…

Jan

21 2018

Scholar in Residence

10:00AM - 12:00PM  

Temple Beth David
6100 Hefley Street
Westminster, CA 92683

Jewish Magic, Magical Judaism by Professor J H Yossi Chajes

Jan

21 2018

Advanced Judaic Text Class for Women

10:25AM - 12:15PM  

A private home

Irvine, CA

This class engages women in the study of Advanced Judaic texts, including significant Talmudic discussions and publis…

Jan

21 2018

Making Trouble: Three Generations of Funny Jewish Women," film

5:30PM  

Clubhouse 5, Laguna Woods
24262 Punta Alta
Main Lounge
Laguna Woods, CA 92627

For reservations, send check for $18 per person payable to Reform Temple of Laguna Woods to Lita Pickman, 2399 Via…

Jan

21 2018

Knowledge For College Launch "Becoming Part of the Story"

6:00PM - 8:00PM  

Congregation B'nai Israel
2111 Bryan Avenue
Tustin,

Calling all Orange County high school juniors and seniors and parents,  SUNDAY, JANUARY 21st at 6 PM will be the kic…

Jan

22 2018

Gentle Yogalates & Meditation 8 classes 9:00-10:30 am

9:00AM - 10:30AM  

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County
One Federation Way
Irvine, CA 92603

This class will integrate gentle core exercises with yoga and meditation to provide a complete and balanced experienc…

Jan

22 2018

New and Views

10:00AM - 12:00PM  

Jewish Community Center
One Federation Way
Irvine , CA

Join us at the JCC the first Monday of the month. Come and discuss local and world issues in this very interactive cl…

Jan

22 2018

Better Balance 11:30 am-12:30 pm 7 week series

11:30AM - 12:30PM  

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County
One Federation Way
Irvine, CA

Participants will learn exercises targeting posture, lower body strength, stability, walking, body control and multi-…

Jan

23 2018

Advanced Learning Institute

9:15AM - 12:00PM  

Private Home

Irvine, CA

Join the Advanced Learning Institute (ALI) on Tuesdays for a unique in-depth Jewish learning experience!

 

9:15 …

Jan

23 2018

Bridge: Intermediate- The Magic of Majors 6 class series

9:45AM - 11:45AM  

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County
One Federation Way
Irvine, CA 92603

Bids, overcalls and responses to allow you to find your major suit trump fit with ease!
Instructor: Joan S. Kaye Ed.D…

Jan

23 2018

Introduction to Judaism

6:00PM - 9:00PM  

Temple Beth El of South Orange County
2A Liberty
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

This introduction to Judaism course will offer a basic foundation in Judaism in 18 sessions. We will explore Jewish…

Jan

23 2018

Al Anon Meeting

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Temple Beth El SOC
2A Liberty
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

At Al‑Anon, family members and friends of those who struggle with addiction share their experiences and learn how t…

Jan

23 2018

World of Judaism

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Temple Beth El of South Orange County
2A Liberty
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Date Topic Presenter October 17 Ethical Life - Introduction: Does Ethics Need God? Rabbi Kort November…

Jan

23 2018

Bible and Commentaries Class

7:30PM - 8:35PM  

A private home

Irvine, CA

This Class studies the books of the Torah with classic commentaries. It is taught seminar-style around a table, with …

Jan

24 2018

Healthy Life Series: Age Proof - Dr. Michael Roizen

11:00AM - 12:30PM  

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County
One Federation Way
Irvine, CA 92603

Dr. Michael Roizen explains the vital connection between health and wealth, giving tactic and strategies to live long…

Jan

24 2018

Mah Jongg Learn to Play 6 class series Wednesdays

11:00AM - 1:00PM  

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County
One Federation Way
Irvine, CA 92603

Learn to play Mah Jongg in a small, friendly class setting. Classes are every Wednesday from 11:00 - 1:00 for 6 weeks…

Jan

25 2018

Talmud Study for Men

6:30PM - 7:45PM  

The Class Meets at a Private Home

Irvine, CA

The Talmud is the ultimate source of Jewish tradition, thought, and practice. This class is taught seminar-style arou…

Jan

25 2018

David Sussman - Motivational Speaker and Israeli Tour Guide

7:30PM - 9:30PM  

Beth Jacob Congregation of Irvine
3900 Michelson Drive
Irvine, CA 92612

David will share his story of survival. He grew up in a dysfunctional household, became a hippie living in his van, a…

Jan

26 2018

Mah Jongg Refresher 4 class series

11:00AM - 1:00PM  

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County
One Federation Way
Irvine, CA 92603

Practice and brush up on your skills at our supervised play session .
Classes are on Fridays for 4 weeks.
Instructor:…

Jan

26 2018

JCoOC Fridays in Laguna

6:00PM - 9:00PM  

Alternates between Mozambique Restaurant and private homes in Laguna

Laguna Beach, CA

Join Rabbi Marcia Tilchin, Musician/Radio Personality Jason Feddy and other special guests once a month for JCoOC’s…

Jan

27 2018

Kol Isha Shabbat Service

9:15AM - 2:00PM  

Temple Beth El of South Orange County
2A Liberty
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Popular Women-led service! Inspiring! Musical! Engaging!

Jan

27 2018

Shabbat Shalom Family

10:30AM - 12:00PM  

University Community Park, Multi Purpose Room
1 Beach Tree Lane
Irvine, CA 92612

Join PJ Library OC, the Jewish Collaborative, and other families with young children from around OC for a mini-minyan…

Jan

28 2018

Community Scholar Program: 17th Annual CSP One Month Scholar Dr. Yossi Chajes, Closing Lecture:
Secret Jewish Histori…

Jan

28 2018

The Miracle of Choice

10:00AM - 12:00PM  

Samueli Jewish Campus
1 Federation Way
Irvine,

You are the architect of your own reality. We create the life we live through choices and decisions we make every day…

Jan

28 2018

Texas Holdem

11:00AM - 2:00PM  

Temple Beth David
6100 Hefley Street
Westminster, CA 92683

A card game

Jan

28 2018

Introduction to Jewish Genealogy

1:30PM - 3:30PM  

Congregation B'nai Tzedek
9669 Talbert Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

a lecture on Jewish Genealogy

Jan

28 2018

Orange County Jewish Genealogy Society Meeting

1:30PM - 3:30PM  

Temple Bat Yahm
1011 Camelback Street
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Professor Joel Weintraub will speak on introducing attendees to Jewish Genealogical Research. Come join us and…

Jan

28 2018

Merage JCC Film screening premier

5:00PM - 7:00PM  

Merage JCC
12 Acacia Tree Lane
One Federation Way
Irvine, CA 92603

OC premier of film - details to follow

Jan

28 2018

"Living a Purposeful Life"

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Temple Beth Tikvah
1600 N. ACACIA AVENUE
FULLERTON, CA 92831

Rabbi Bradley Artson, dean of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies at the American Jewish University, kicks off our…

Jan

29 2018

Gentle Yogalates & Meditation 8 classes 9:00-10:30 am

9:00AM - 10:30AM  

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County
One Federation Way
Irvine, CA 92603

This class will integrate gentle core exercises with yoga and meditation to provide a complete and balanced experienc…

Jan

29 2018

New and Views

10:00AM - 12:00PM  

Jewish Community Center
One Federation Way
Irvine , CA

Join us at the JCC the first Monday of the month. Come and discuss local and world issues in this very interactive cl…

Jan

29 2018

Better Balance 11:30 am-12:30 pm 7 week series

11:30AM - 12:30PM  

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County
One Federation Way
Irvine, CA

Participants will learn exercises targeting posture, lower body strength, stability, walking, body control and multi-…

Jan

30 2018

Advanced Learning Institute

9:15AM - 12:00PM  

Private Home

Irvine, CA

Join the Advanced Learning Institute (ALI) on Tuesdays for a unique in-depth Jewish learning experience!

 

9:15 …

Jan

30 2018

Bridge: Intermediate- The Magic of Majors 6 class series

9:45AM - 11:45AM  

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County
One Federation Way
Irvine, CA 92603

Bids, overcalls and responses to allow you to find your major suit trump fit with ease!
Instructor: Joan S. Kaye Ed.D…

Jan

30 2018

Books and Bagels

10:00AM - 11:30AM  

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County
One Federation Way
Irvine, 92618

Meet on the last Tuesday of the month at the Merage JCC from 10-11:30 AM and enjoy coffee and bagels while discussing…

Jan

30 2018

Women's Philanthropy Meet & Greet

12:00PM - 2:00PM  

Meet & Greet with Elyse Walker, fashion stylist & entrepreneur.

Jan

30 2018

Introduction to Judaism

6:00PM - 9:00PM  

Temple Beth El of South Orange County
2A Liberty
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

This introduction to Judaism course will offer a basic foundation in Judaism in 18 sessions. We will explore Jewish…

Jan

30 2018

Al Anon Meeting

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

Temple Beth El SOC
2A Liberty
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

At Al‑Anon, family members and friends of those who struggle with addiction share their experiences and learn how t…

Jan

30 2018

World of Judaism

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Temple Beth El of South Orange County
2A Liberty
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

Date Topic Presenter October 17 Ethical Life - Introduction: Does Ethics Need God? Rabbi Kort November…

Jan

30 2018

Bible and Commentaries Class

7:30PM - 8:35PM  

A private home

Irvine, CA

This Class studies the books of the Torah with classic commentaries. It is taught seminar-style around a table, with …

Jan

31 2018

Tu BiShvat

12:00AM - 7:30PM  

Tu BiShvat

Jan

31 2018

Women's VOICES Table Host Kick Off

10:30AM - 12:00PM  

Women's VOICES Table Host kick off event. Event in private home, address available upon RSVP.

Jan

31 2018

Mah Jongg Learn to Play 6 class series Wednesdays

11:00AM - 1:00PM  

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County
One Federation Way
Irvine, CA 92603

Learn to play Mah Jongg in a small, friendly class setting. Classes are every Wednesday from 11:00 - 1:00 for 6 weeks…

Jan

31 2018

Bingo Night

6:00PM - 9:00PM  

Temple Beth El of South Orange County
2A Liberty
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656

• TRIVIA • FUN • PRIZES • DRINKS • FOOD • RAFFLES RSVP on temple website