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Anti-Semitism in our Backyard

Dear Friends,

The volume of reported anti-Semitic incidents in the first months of 2017 has been unprecedented. Within the past week, three Jewish cemeteries – in Rochester, Philadelphia, and St. Louis – were desecrated; hundreds of headstones …

In Response to Yesterday's Bomb Threat


Late yesterday afternoon, the Merage JCC became one of the over 100 Jewish institutions nationwide to be targeted with a bomb threat since the start of the year. The Samueli Jewish Campus – which includes our offices, the Merage JCC,  OC Hillel Foundation, …

Connections: The e-newsletter of JFFS, Feb 16, 2017

Stengthening Partnerships, Women's Voices and More...

Compassionate Dialogue

“And you shall not oppress a stranger, for you know the feelings of the stranger, since you were strangers in the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 23:9)

Meet Mark Lazar

The People of Orange County - Part 14