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Nov

1 2020

CSP: Menorah vs. the Magen David - The History of Primary Jewish Symbols

11:00AM - 12:00PM  

Zoom - Online - register for link

 

Shalom Sabar
Menorah with Olive Branches vs. the Magen David - The History of Primary Jewish Symbols from Antiquity t…

Nov

1 2020

 

While we can’t be together physically, everyone can come together and have fun virtually! Individuals with special …

Nov

1 2020

 

Discussion and live zoom Q&A with the author
$10 JCC members, $12 public

A behind the scenes explanation of the secret…

Nov

2 2020

 

Discussion and live zoom Q&A with the author
$10 JCC members, $12 public

Esther Safran Foer grew up in a home where th…

Nov

3 2020

CSP: Revisiting the Jewish Bookshelf, Part 6: Mussar

12:30PM - 1:30PM  

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Avi Strausberg
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Nov

5 2020

CSP: The Dybbuk: Jews on the Dark Side, Part 2

12:30PM - 1:30PM  

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Marc Michael Epstein
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CSP 3-Part Master-Class
With Prof. Marc Michael Epstein, …

Nov

5 2020

OC Mega Challah Bake

6:00PM - 9:00PM  

Momentous Sports Center
14522 Myford Rd
Irvine, CA 92606

 

We gather not to braid not just Challah - but to bind and unite us all with love and respect as we embrace our rich…

Nov

8 2020

CSP: Israel’s Fusion Food Culture

10:00AM - 11:00AM  

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Gil Hovav & Adeena Sussman
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Nov

8 2020

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Annual Gala Dinner

5:30PM - 9:30PM  

Hotel Irvine
7900 Jamboree Rd.
Irvine, CA 92614

 

Join the Orange County Community for A Night of Heroes, as we come together to celebrate Israel and the brave…

Nov

8 2020

 

While we can’t be together physically, everyone can come together and have fun virtually! Individuals with special …

Nov

8 2020

OC Jewish Arts Festival film screening of "Incitement"

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

Merage JCC
One Federation Way
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92603

 

West Coast premiere of film Incitement which tells the story of the 1995 assassination of Prime MInister Yitzhak Rabin

Nov

8 2020

OC Jewish Arts Festival film screening of "Incitement"

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

Merage JCC
One Federation Way
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92603

 

West Coast premiere of film Incitement which tells the story of the 1995 assassination of Prime MInister Yitzhak Rabin

Nov

8 2020

 

ZOOM Webinar Author Talk + Q & A

Tickets: $6 for one virtual ticket or $36 for one virtual ticket and copy of book (in…

Nov

8 2020

 

Drama, 122 minutes, Hebrew with English subtitles
Film screening and live zoom Q&A with director Yair Zilberman
$10 J…

Nov

8 2020

 

Join us this Sunday at 5 PM for a special event entitled “Overcoming Tragedy” with three very special guests on o…

Nov

10 2020

CSP: Revisiting the Jewish Bookshelf, Part 7: Hasidut

12:30PM - 1:30PM  

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Avi Strausberg
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Nov

10 2020

OC Jewish Arts Festival: Author Event and Luncheon: Danielle Renov

11:00AM - 1:00PM  

Merage JCC
1 Federation Way
Irvine, CA 92603

 

Discussion and live zoom Q&A with the author

$10 JCC members, $12 public (Zoom Only)
In person Luncheon:
Member: $20
P…

Nov

11 2020

CSP: Archaeology of Jewish Resistance: Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, & Latvia

12:30PM - 1:30PM  

Zoom - Online - register for link

 

Richard Freund
The Archaeology of Jewish Resistance: Poland, Lithuania, Belarus, and Latvia

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Nov

11 2020

 

Discussion and live zoom Q&A with the author
$10 JCC members, $12 public

Set during the dawn of World War II this is a…

Nov

11 2020

Virtual Innovation Speaker Series

12:00PM - 1:00PM  

https://tinyurl.com/EnhancingDrugs

 

American Friends of the Hebrew University Western Region invites you to join us for our VIRTUAL INNOVATION SPEAKER SE…

Nov

12 2020

CSP: The Golem: Jews on the Dark Side, Part 3

12:30PM - 1:30PM  

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Marc Michael Epstein
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CSP 3-Part Master-Class
With Prof. Marc Michael Epstein, …

Nov

12 2020

Feel Good Block Party (Outdoor Fitness Class at tthe JCC

6:30PM - 8:00PM  

Merage JCC
1 Federation Way
Irvine, CA 92603

 

The Feel Good Block Party 10/25 6:30-8PM YOUR FEARLESS LEADERS IN YOUR STRENGTH JOURNEY WILL BE: MICHELLE…

Nov

12 2020

 

Discussion and live zoom Q&A with the author
$10 JCC members, $12 public

The Baby Boomer generation changed the world …

Nov

14 2020

 

Documentary, 72 minutes
Discussion and live zoom Q&A with undersea photographer Amos Nachoum
$10 JCC members, $12 pub…

Nov

15 2020

CSP Israel Music Event: Live from Salon Ben Dosa

10:00AM - 11:00AM  

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CSP Israel Music Event
"Live from Salon Ben Dosa"
Live Performance from Jaffa, Israel Featuring
Amitai Aricha, Alma B…

Nov

15 2020

CSP: Superman: A Jewish Hero When We Need One

12:00PM - 1:00PM  

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Larry Tye
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Nov

15 2020

 

While we can’t be together physically, everyone can come together and have fun virtually! Individuals with special …

Nov

15 2020

OC Jewish Arts Festival book event

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

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

 

Author event

Nov

15 2020

 

$10 JCC members, $12 public

Zoom discussion with Jody Savin, author of Stitched & sewn: The Life-Saving Art of Holocau…

Nov

15 2020

Raid on Entebbe : A Conversation with Sassy Reuben

4:00PM - 7:00PM  

Hilary Rosen
1011 Camelback Street
1011 Camelback Street
Newport Beach, CA 92660

 

Sassy was born and raised in Be'er Sheva, Israel, and joined the IDF (Israel Defense Forces) in 1973. He served in th…

Nov

16 2020

 

Discussion and live zoom Q&A with the author
$10 JCC members, $12 public

A compelling and wholly original story about …

Nov

17 2020

CSP: Revisiting Jewish Bookshelf, Pt 8: 20th Century Jewish Theologians

12:30PM - 1:30PM  

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Revisiting the Jewish Bookshelf, Part 8: 20th Century Jewish Theologians
Avi Strausberg
Revisiting the Jewish Bookshe…

Nov

17 2020

 

$10 JCC members, $12 public
Comedy/Drama, 88 minutes, French and Polish with English subtitles
Film link with a 48- h…

Nov

18 2020

CSP: Barcelona’s Jewish History; Hidden in Plain Sight

12:30PM - 1:30PM  

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Dominique Tomasov Blinder

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Nov

18 2020

ELEM's 2020 Ray of Hope Gala

5:00PM - 7:00PM  

 

Support Israel's youth by attending ELEM's 2020 virtual gala, Hats off to Heroes. The event will feature music,…

Nov

19 2020

CSP: Theresa Bernstein & Portrayals of Early 20th Century NY Immigrant Life

12:30PM - 1:30PM  

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Theresa Bernstein and Portrayals of Early Twentieth Century Immigrant Life in New York
Liz Diament

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Nov

19 2020

High-Intensity Crazy Fun (HICF)

6:30PM - 8:00PM  

Mark Pattis
1 Federation Way
Irvine, CA 92603

 

YOU’LL BE LED BY OUR AMAZING GROUP FITNESS INSTRUCTORS:
Tony Lattimore, Ron Williams, and Mika Gomez

Come to the J &…

Nov

19 2020

Levi Strauss Virtual Exhibit at the Jewish Contemporary Museum

4:00PM - 5:00PM  

www.templebethdavid.org

 

A virtual guided tour of the exhibit.

Nov

19 2020

 

Discussion and live zoom Q&A with the author
$10 JCC members, $12 public

Cameron Douglas had everything: descended fro…

Nov

19 2020

 

Discussion and live zoom Q&A with the author
$10 JCC members, $12 public

Why do 90 percent of Americans believe that g…

Nov

21 2020

Merage JCC Premiere Film Screening

6:00PM - 8:00PM  

Merage JCC
One Federation Way
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92603

 

Film premiere

Nov

22 2020

CSP: South African Jews and Their Relationship with Israel

12:00PM - 2:00PM  

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Paul Liptz
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Nov

22 2020

 

FIDF Annual Gala Dinner benefiting Israel and the soldiers that protect it.

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FID…

Nov

22 2020

 

While we can’t be together physically, everyone can come together and have fun virtually! Individuals with special …

Nov

22 2020

OC Jewish Arts Festival Comedy Program

4:00PM - 6:00PM  

Merage JCC
One Federation Way
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92603

 

Comedy show

Nov

24 2020

CSP: Revisiting the Jewish Bookshelf, Part 9: Modern Feminist Theology

12:30PM - 1:30PM  

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Revisiting the Jewish Bookshelf, Part 9: Modern Feminist Theology
Avi Strausberg

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Nov

29 2020

CSP: The Moroccan Exception: The Jew in Morocco

12:00PM - 1:00PM  

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CSP 3-Part Master-Class
With Peter Geffen, live from Manhattan, NY
Honoring Mary Kraft and Jeffrey Kaufman

Convivencia…

Nov

29 2020

 

While we can’t be together physically, everyone can come together and have fun virtually! Individuals with special …