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Feb

1 2019

Beginners Conversational Hebrew

9:00AM - 10:00AM  

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

Chatting in Hebrew isn’t only for Israelis. This ancient language is filled with Jewish values and Jewish wisdom. T…

Feb

1 2019

Serenity Shabbat Service, Temple Bat Yahm, Newport Beach

6:00PM - 8:00PM  

Temple Bat Yahm
1011 Camelback Street
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Serenity Shabbat, hosted by various congregations, focuses on addiction awareness and the wisdom of Jewish tradition …

Feb

2 2019

Cantor Jonathan Grant's 25th Silver Anniversary Jazz Dinner Temple Bat Yahm

6:00PM - 10:00PM  

Temple Bat Yahm
1011 Camelback Street
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Temple Bat Yahm's Annual Gala. Ticket prices & Sponsorship information TBD.

Feb

3 2019

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…

Feb

5 2019

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…

Feb

5 2019

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…

Feb

5 2019

CSP Lessons from Elie Wiesel’s Classroom - Ariel Burger event

7:15PM - 8:30PM  

Las Lomas Community Center
10 Federation Way
Irvine, CA 92603

Elie Wiesel, who passed away July 2, 2016, was a Holocaust witness, human rights activist, author, and confidant of p…

Feb

5 2019

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 …

Feb

6 2019

Jewish National Fund Annual Planned Giving Luncheon

12:00PM - 1:30PM  

Avenue of the Arts, Costa Mesa
3350 Avenue of the Arts
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Jewish National Fund Invites You to Attend Our
Annual Planned Giving Luncheon

Featuring Guest Speaker
Alon Ben-Gurio…

Feb

6 2019

Dr. Don Schwartz - History Behind the Headlines

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

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

The History Behind the Headlines presented by the very popular Dr. Don Schwartz, PhD
Wednesdays, February 6- 27, 7 - …

Feb

7 2019

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…

Feb

7 2019

Film-Scaffolding

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Merage JCC- Myers Theater
1 Federation Way
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92603

Seventeen year old Asher has always been the impulsive troublemaker who has difficulty concentrating in class, but he…

Feb

8 2019

Beginners Conversational Hebrew

9:00AM - 10:00AM  

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

Chatting in Hebrew isn’t only for Israelis. This ancient language is filled with Jewish values and Jewish wisdom. T…

Feb

10 2019

CSP 13th Annual Adult Retreat
 

Montage Resort
30801 So Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA 92651

Community Scholar Program 13th Annual Adult Retreat with Gil Hovav
"The revival of the Hebrew language, the revival o…

Feb

10 2019

Friendship Circle Basketball Buddies for Special Needs

11:00AM - 1:00PM  

Corona del Mar High School Gymnasium
2101 Eastbluff Dr
Newport Beach,, CA 92660

** NOTE ALTERNATE LOCATION FOR JANUARY **

Basketball Buddies is a program for kids with special needs who would like…

Feb

10 2019

Team OC Maccabi Tryouts

12:30PM - 6:30PM  

Raychel Setless
1 Federation Way, Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92603

Atlanta, GA July 26 - August 2 Bowling • Flag Football • Star Reporter (Sports Journalism) • Track & Field…

Feb

10 2019

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 special needs children, teens volunteers and staff of Friendship Circle to c…

Feb

10 2019

Community Fun Day with PJ Library OC, Chabad, and OLAM

3:30PM - 5:00PM  

Woodbury Community Park, Multipurpose Room
130 Sanctuary
Irvine, CA 92620

Join PJ Library OC, Chabad of Irvine, Chabad of North Irvine, and OLAM Jewish Montessori for an afternoon of fun and …

Feb

10 2019

Friendship Circle Young Adult Circle for Special Needs

5:00PM - 7:00PM  

Friendship Circle Center
2240 University Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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

Feb

10 2019

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…

Feb

11 2019

Merage JCC Camp Day

9:00AM - 3:30PM  

School’s Out, J’s in!

We offer programs for grades K - 5 and CIT grades 6 - 8. Participate in a variety of activ…

Feb

12 2019

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…

Feb

12 2019

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…

Feb

12 2019

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 …

Feb

13 2019

Dr. Don Schwartz - History Behind the Headlines

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

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

The History Behind the Headlines presented by the very popular Dr. Don Schwartz, PhD
Wednesdays, February 6- 27, 7 - …

Feb

13 2019

CSP: Tracing Ancestors in Eastern Europe: Strategies & Examples

7:15PM - 8:30PM  

Congregation B'nai Israel
2
Tustin, CA 92782

Karen Franklin is the Director of Family Research at the Leo Baeck Institute and Co-founder and Jury President of…

Feb

13 2019

CSP: Tracing Ancestors in Eastern Europe: Strategies & Examples

7:15PM - 8:30PM  

Congregation B'nai Israel
2
Tustin, CA 92782

Karen Franklin is the Director of Family Research at the Leo Baeck Institute and Co-founder and Jury President of…

Feb

14 2019

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…

Feb

15 2019

Beginners Conversational Hebrew

9:00AM - 10:00AM  

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

Chatting in Hebrew isn’t only for Israelis. This ancient language is filled with Jewish values and Jewish wisdom. T…

Feb

17 2019

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…

Feb

17 2019

Great Jewish Americans 101 - Jews in Baseball

4:00PM - 5:30PM  

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

Jews In Baseball
Sunday, February 17, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
There has been a love affair between Jewish Americans and our …

Feb

18 2019

Merage JCC Camp Day

9:00AM - 3:30PM  

School’s Out, J’s in!

We offer programs for grades K - 5 and CIT grades 6 - 8. Participate in a variety of activ…

Feb

19 2019

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…

Feb

19 2019

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Feb

22 2019

Merage JCC Ski Week Camp

9:00AM - 3:30PM  

School’s Out, J’s in!

We offer programs for grades K - 5 and CIT grades 6 - 8. Participate in a variety of activ…

Feb

19 2019

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…

Feb

19 2019

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 …

Feb

20 2019

The Network: 2019 Financial Forecast

6:00PM - 9:00PM  

Twenty Eight Restaurant and Bar
19530 Jamboree Rd
Irvine, CA 92612

Looking Forward: A 2019 Financial Forecast with Christopher Collie, Senior Regional Vice President for the Wirehouse …

Feb

20 2019

Dr. Don Schwartz - History Behind the Headlines

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

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

The History Behind the Headlines presented by the very popular Dr. Don Schwartz, PhD
Wednesdays, February 6- 27, 7 - …

Feb

21 2019

NextGen Third Thursday Social Hour

6:00PM - 8:00PM  

Yard House
849 Newport Center Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Torah on Tap is a unique opportunity to learn and dialogue over various interpretations of Jewish tradition and text …

Feb

21 2019

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…

Feb

23 2019

Freedom Song

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

Congregation B'nai Israel
2111 Bryan Avenue
Tustin, CA

Freedom Song aims to dispel the myth that the Jewish community is immune to the disease of addiction. None of the…

Feb

23 2019

Seduced by Mrs. Robinson - the touchstone of a generation

7:00PM - 9:00PM  

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

Seduced by Mrs. Robinson
How the Graduate Became the Touchstone of a Generation
With Author Beverly Gray
Saturday, Fe…

Feb

23 2019

Seduced by Mrs. Robinson with Beverly Gray

7:00PM - 9:30PM  

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

Beverly Gray presents: Seduced by Mrs. Robinson - How "The Graduate" became the touchstone of a generation. The book …

Feb

24 2019

"The Cantor's Couch" Concert - Starring Cantor Jack Medelson

7:00AM - 10:00PM  

Temple Bat Yahm
1011 Camelback Street
Newport Beach, CA 92660

"The Cantor's Couch" Concert starring world renowned Cantor Jack Medelson tells the autobiographical life stories of …

Feb

24 2019

NextGen Newcomers BBQ

11:00AM - 1:30PM  

University Community Park
1 Beech Tree Ln
Irvine, CA 92612

Join NextGen for a community-wide Newcomers BBQ! This event is great for anyone who is new to the community and/or wo…

Feb

24 2019

Friendship Circle Soccer Stars for Special Needs

3:00PM - 4:30PM  

Sage Hill School
20402 Newport Coast Drie
Newport Coast, CA 92657

Soccer Stars pairs teen volunteer soccer players with special needs kids, teens and adults to teach them the fundamen…

Feb

24 2019

AIPAC Orange County Annual Dinner

5:00PM - 7:00PM  

Private Location

CA

For more information, please contact the AIPAC office at: 323-937-1184.

Feb

26 2019

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…

Feb

26 2019

OC iEngage Lecture with Yehuda Kurtzer

6:30PM - 9:00PM  

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

The Rose Project of Jewish Federation & Family Services presents an evening with Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer, President of Sha…

Feb

26 2019

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…

Feb

26 2019

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 …

Feb

27 2019

Dr. Don Schwartz - History Behind the Headlines

7:00PM - 8:30PM  

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

The History Behind the Headlines presented by the very popular Dr. Don Schwartz, PhD
Wednesdays, February 6- 27, 7 - …

Feb

28 2019

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…