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Dec

2 2018

ADL Make A Difference Brunch

10:00AM - 1:00PM  

Island Hotel
690 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

The Anti-Defamation League’s annual Make a Difference Brunch honoring local individuals who embrace ADL's mission t…

Dec

2 2018

FREE Chanukah Event - Fashion Island Menorah Lighting

3:30PM - 5:30PM  

Fashion Island Atrium Court
401 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Join the OC’s Largest Menorah Lighting Celebration at Fashion Island in Newport Beach. We will be in the Atrium Cou…

Dec

4 2018

The View for Women

 

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County
1 Federation Way Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92603

The View for Women of All Ages
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Ongoing

Enjoy coffee while discussing topics of interes…

Dec

4 2018

Skirball Center Trip - The life and times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

9:30AM - 5:00PM  

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County
1 Federation Way Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92603

The Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader A Trip to the Skirball Cultural Center in LA
Tuesday, December 4,…

Dec

4 2018

Hooray for Hanukkah - Menorah Lighting

3:00PM - 5:00PM  

Pretend City
29 Hubble
Irvine, CA 92618

Chabad of Irvine and the Jewish Federation and Family Services will be here to help us celebrate! Join the fun as we …

Dec

4 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…

Dec

4 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 …

Dec

5 2018

55 Plus - Growing Old is not for Sissies

10:00AM - 11:30AM  

Shir Ha-Ma'alot
3652 Michelson Drive
Irvine, CA 92612

55 Plus is an exciting new program for adults 55 and older who want to lead fulfilling and healthy lives. Activities …

Dec

5 2018

Mah Jongg Learn to Play

11:00AM - 1:00PM  

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County
1 Federation Way Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92603

October 31- December 19, (8 classes)
Learn to play in a small, friendly class setting.
Instructor: Joan Samson

JCC m…

Dec

5 2018

Community Wide Hanukkah Party at the Merage JCC

5:00PM - 9:00PM  

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County
1 Federation Way Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92603

Join us at the Merage JCC for a great Hanukkah Party! Lots of fun, food, and singing. You don't want to miss this!

Dec

6 2018

Mah Jongg Tournament & Luncheon

9:30AM - 3:30PM  

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County
1 Federation Way Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92603

Mah Jongg Tournament & Luncheon
Thursday, December 6, 9:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.

All levels welcome. Gift certificate priz…

Dec

6 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…

Dec

9 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…

Dec

9 2018

Friendship Circle - Basketball Buddies for Special Needs

11:00AM - 1:00PM  

Newport Coast Community Center
Newport Coast Community Center
6401 San Joaquin Hills Rd
Newport Coast, CA 92657

Basketball Buddies is a program for kids with special needs who would like to learn fundamental basketball skills and…

Dec

9 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 two hour drop off program creating a wonderful respite opportunity for parents. This program offer…

Dec

9 2018

Friendship Circle - Young Adult Circle for Special Needs

5:00PM - 7:00PM  

Friendship Circle Center
2240 University Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

As many of our special children and teens grow into young adults and the need for independence increases, Friendship …

Dec

9 2018

JCC Global Teen Fellows

5:00PM - 7:30PM  

The Merage Jewish Community Center
One Federation Way
Irvine, CA, 92603

A Leadership Program

Orange County (2018) • Buenos Aires (2019) • Kfar Yona (2020)

 

In November 2017, the Me…

Dec

11 2018

The View for Women

 

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County
1 Federation Way Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92603

The View for Women of All Ages
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Ongoing

Enjoy coffee while discussing topics of interes…

Dec

11 2018

CSP-Modern Jewish Thought: Challenges and Prospects

12:15PM - 1:15PM  

Samueli Jewish Campus
1 Federation Way
Irvine, CA 92603

Join Are We Still Jews? Challenges and Prospects in Modern Jewish Thought - Prof Paul Mendes-Flohr

"Are we still Jew…

Dec

11 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…

Dec

11 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 …

Dec

12 2018

55 Plus - Growing Old is not for Sissies

10:00AM - 11:30AM  

Shir Ha-Ma'alot
3652 Michelson Drive
Irvine, CA 92612

55 Plus is an exciting new program for adults 55 and older who want to lead fulfilling and healthy lives. Activities …

Dec

12 2018

Mah Jongg Learn to Play

11:00AM - 1:00PM  

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County
1 Federation Way Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92603

October 31- December 19, (8 classes)
Learn to play in a small, friendly class setting.
Instructor: Joan Samson

JCC m…

Dec

12 2018

Osteoporosis Prevention: Why should I care?

11:00AM - 12:30PM  

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

Both men and women are living longer, into their 80s, 90s and beyond. The risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures is …

Dec

13 2018

Art History Series:The Beginnings of European Modernism Lecture 3

10:00AM - 11:30AM  

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

December 13, Lecture 3: Paul Cezanne: The Vision
Picasso called Cezanne “The father of us all.” It is said that C…

Dec

13 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…

Dec

14 2018

Joellyn Zollman on Exodus & American Zionism

8:15PM - 9:15PM  

University Synagogue
3400 Michelson Drive
Irvine, CA 92612

Dr. Joellyn Zollman on Exodus: Leon Uris, Paul Newman and American Zionism

Dec

18 2018

The View for Women

 

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County
1 Federation Way Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92603

The View for Women of All Ages
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Ongoing

Enjoy coffee while discussing topics of interes…

Dec

18 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…

Dec

18 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 …

Dec

19 2018

55 Plus - Growing Old is not for Sissies

10:00AM - 11:30AM  

Shir Ha-Ma'alot
3652 Michelson Drive
Irvine, CA 92612

55 Plus is an exciting new program for adults 55 and older who want to lead fulfilling and healthy lives. Activities …

Dec

19 2018

Mah Jongg Learn to Play

11:00AM - 1:00PM  

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County
1 Federation Way Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92603

October 31- December 19, (8 classes)
Learn to play in a small, friendly class setting.
Instructor: Joan Samson

JCC m…

Dec

20 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…

Dec

23 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…

Dec

25 2018

The View for Women

 

Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County
1 Federation Way Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92603

The View for Women of All Ages
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Ongoing

Enjoy coffee while discussing topics of interes…

Dec

25 2018

JCC Cares December 25 Day of Service

7:00AM - 11:59PM  

Merage JCC
1 Federation Way
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92603

Join JCC Cares for our annual day of community volunteering on December 25th. There are a variety of volunteer…

Dec

25 2018

Join us for our Christmas Day of Service

Dec

25 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…

Dec

25 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 …

Dec

26 2018

55 Plus - Growing Old is not for Sissies

10:00AM - 11:30AM  

Shir Ha-Ma'alot
3652 Michelson Drive
Irvine, CA 92612

55 Plus is an exciting new program for adults 55 and older who want to lead fulfilling and healthy lives. Activities …

Dec

27 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…