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Tax Planning Strategies for Year-End Giving


The end of the year is often an opportune time to consider financial and tax planning strategies, and this year it is especially true. As Congress considers what may be the most sweeping changes to the tax law in 30 years, many of the proposed changes could…

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…

2017 Disaster Relief Update

(as of 10/27/17)
 
 
Our network of local and international partners enables us to respond quickly and effectively. We fund urgently needed basics like food and medicine, and long-term needs like trauma counseling. We provide resources to emergency service providers so they can he…