Message from our CEO

The Three Jars

 

 

I have an end-of-year tradition with my two children, ages 8 and 11, where we sit down to make some big decisions – decisions about where to give tzedakah (giving to people in need or to worthy causes). During the year, they get to put the…

All in the Family

 

 

A few weeks ago, I attended the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) General Assembly in Los Angeles along with thousands of North American Jews and 66 members of our Orange County Jewish community (our largest delegation ever). As the…

The Gift of Loving-Kindness

 

 

Last week, I was privileged to witness one of the more touching moments in my career (and perhaps even in the history of Jewish Orange County) – the opening of Horwitz Family House, our second Jewish residential home for adults with specia…

Sounds of the Shofar

 

 

Just a few days ago we celebrated Rosh Hashana and heard the blasts of the shofar which wake us up – literally and figuratively. This year's shofar blowing was unexpectedly the most emotional one I’ve experienced as it touched …

Critical Update on Hurricane Harvey

 

 

As Florida and the eastern seaboard prepare for Hurricane Irma, the second catastrophic storm to hit the U.S. this season, we are preparing to offer support to any impacted communities. As part of Jewish Federations of North Americ…