SATURDAY, JULY 21 –Erev Tisha b’Av


Temple Beth El of South County (Aliso Viejo)

7:30 pm – Healing Service

8:30 pm – Chanting of Lamentations

Beth Jacob Congregation (Irvine)

6:00 pm – Minha, Seudah Mafseket (meal before the fast) and Ma’ariv

Cong B’nai Israel (Tustin)

8:00 pm:  Services, Lamentations and Study

Temple Beth Sholom (Santa Ana)

Special service at a private home in Santa Ana. Click here for details:

Temple Beth Tikva (Fullerton)

7:00 pm:  Havdalah and Study session


Temple Beth Emet  (Anaheim)

7:00 pm Services

North County Habad (Yorba Linda)

8:00 pm Services

Congregation Beth Shalom (Long Beach)

8:00pm:  Services, Chanting of Lamentations and Learning

SUNDAY, JULY 22 –Tisha b’Av Day

Temple Beth Emet

9:00 am – Tisha b’Av morning services

10:30 am – Sisterhood study session

Congregation B’nai Israel

9:10 am – 9thof Av Shaharit Services

Beth Jacob Congregation

7:30 am – Daf Yomi(daily Talmud study)

8:30 am – Shaharit

6:00 pm – Minha/Ma’ariv

8:41 pm – Havdalah

Orange County Jewish Coalition for Refugees

11am-1pm Special Program “WE LAY DOWN AND WEPT:  A service of Consolation and Hope.”  Temple Beth Sholom in Santa Ana

North County Habad

6:30pm  Minhaand Ma’ariv

Campfire Collaborative Shabbats

Campfire Collaborative programs are multigenerational shabbat programs for families with children and teens. San Diego’s musical leader, Ephron Rozensweig will lead us with guitar and lots of fun camp-style songs.

Our first Campfire Shabbat will be Friday, August 17 at 6:00pm in Newport Beach.

Optional Shabbat dinner will be available following services. $18 per adult. $10 per child under 12. RSVP to Joy@JewishCollaborativeOC.org.

Shabbat dinner tickets:
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Joy of Jewish Travel

The Wandering Jews of ancient Israel have left us with a legacy to LOVE TRAVEL. See this comprehensive list of Jewish tours to Israel and around the world offered by OC synagogues, organizations and some of JCoOC’s collaborative partners nationwide.

Joy of Jewish Travel:

Jewish travel 2018-2019

Jewish Federation trip to Israel in October 24 -November 2, 2018:  https://jewishorangecounty.org/israelmission

Olive Tree Initiative Community Trip to Israel, Egypt and Jordan:  October 26-November 11: http://www.olivetreeinitiative.org/community_trips

Exotic Tours throughout Jewish Eyes SE Asia December 11-26, 2018:  http://www.jewisheyes.com/

Honeymoon Israel, Orange County, February 28 – March 10, 2019
For recently partnered/married, couples with at least one Jewish partner: https://www.honeymoonisrael.org/apply/trips
For information contact Cindy Jacobs – cjacobs@jffs.org

Temple Beth Sholom in Santa Ana is leading a trip “Walking the footsteps of our Czech Torah” May 2019 – https://www.tbsoc.com/2018/03/footsteps-czech-torah/

Temple Beth El of South Orange County is leading a family trip to Israel in June 16-29, 2019 –For more information

Congregation Beth Shalom Corona is leading a multi faith Israel adventure from June 19-29, 2019.  Click here Multi Faith Israel Adventure for more information or call 951-734-4033

Community Scholars Program is leading a community trip to Eastern Europe – Returning to Our Jewish Roots. For more information contact Arie Katz, akatz@occsp.org.

Israel and Jewish Experience Resource Guide

#MeToo and Jewish Ethics

Teen/Parent Workshops on Respect, Boundaries, and Self-esteem

what's torah have to say about #metoo

About the program:

What does the Torah have to say about #MeToo? Will my sins as a parent be visited upon my children?

We will learn from Torah and learn from each other through fun, engaging, interactive workshops led by Jewish educators Naomi Ackerman and Avram Mandel. Our conversations will explore such themes as respect for women, women’s respect for themselves, anger, domestic violence, and gender inequality; all through a Jewish lens in an open conversational forum.

3:00-3:15       family check in
3:15-5:15       workshops
5:15-6:15       dinner

A unique mother \daughter interactive workshop . Naomi Ackerman will show us how to role-play our way into healthier communication in the complex mother daughter relationship. How can we listen so that we encourage talking  ? How might we speak so that we will be  heard? Using fun and reflective theatre games, we’ll support each other as we experiment with more effective ways to express needs, fears and discomfort; validate feelings rather than solve problems; and creatively explore best practices to make sure we are all feeling heard and understood. Facilitated by Naomi Ackerman.

Who are the manly Jewish roles model in our texts, history and culture?  The media often portrays Jewish men as short, bald and nebbishy.  We will look at Jewish and secular texts and references in this session and explore what it means to be “manly” in Judaism.  Is a “good Jewish boy” manly or is our masculinity being suppressed by our religion and culture? In this intimate setting, we will create a space in which we can be vulnerable with one another, discuss issues of father/son relationships, being a father, being a son and the Jewish definition of machismo. Facilitated by Avram Mandell.

Naomi Ackerman

Naomi Ackerman is the founder and director of The Advot Project, using theater for transformation. Her curriculum Relationships 101 is currently implemented in schools and Juvenile detention camps. Naomi’s acclaimed one woman show, “Flowers Aren’t Enough” has been presented over 1600 times globally. She is a Founding/Creating member of “View Points” an Arab Jewish theater, and organizer of the Jerusalem Municipality children’s clown school, as well as being one of the first clowns to integrate professional medical clowning into Israeli hospitals. Naomi travels globally as a consultant for organizations, using drama techniques to deal with gender and educational issues, as well as exploring identity, promoting tolerance and dialogue between diverse participants.

For the past two decades she has used art to promote peace, evolve change and encourage self-empowerment. Naomi was an American Jewish Global Justice fellow 2014-15. She is the recipient of the KCET and Union Bank 2014 Local Heroes award for Jewish American Heritage month and now a 2016 International woman achievers award (IWAA) for Community leadership .

Avram Mandell

Avram Mandell is Executive Director  and Founder of Tzedek America. He is a dynamic educator and respected member of the national Jewish community. He brings nearly 20 years of experience developing and leading educational programs for Jewish children and teens. Avram creates high-impact immersive programs that engage young adults in Jewish learning in a fun and relevant way and inspire them to incorporate Jewish values in their everyday lives.

Previously, Avram served as Director of Education at two major Reform congregations, most recently Leo Baeck Temple, a 600-family congregation in Los Angeles, California from 2004-2014. At Leo Baeck, he was responsible for all congregational learning, including a supplemental religious school, adult education, early childhood education, post-B’nai Mitzvah studies, and national service opportunities. Avram holds a Master of Arts degree in Jewish Education (MAJE) from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) in Los Angeles, CA and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Miami University.

Click here to register for the Teen/Parent Workshop on August 26, 2018
Suggested contribution is $36 per family. Dinner is included. 

#MeToo Teen Workshop Flyer.pdf

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The Joy of Jewish Podcast!

The Jewish Collaborative of Orange County is proud to present Rabbi Marcia Tilchin and Jason Feddy’s new podcast, The Joy of Jewish!, click on the links below to listen to the latest episodes.

Episode 1

Episode 2

People of the Podcast

For thousands of years Jews have been known as “The People of the Book.”  Today, much of our thought provoking learning is auditory.  Click here to access great conversations, classic Jewish stories, and lectures from Judaism Unbound and the OC Community Scholars Program…

OC Community Scholar’s Program

We are grateful the the OC Community Scholar’s Program for bringing some of the world’s most evocative Jewish minds right here to Orange County, for recording many of the lectures and making them available to listeners everywhere. Access the OC Community Podcast Network here. Their first season was in 2001, so put on your headphones and start learning!

Judaism Unbound

Judaism Unbound is a project of the Institute for the Next Jewish Future, that supports grassroots efforts by “disaffected but hopeful” American Jews to re-imagine and re-design Jewish life in America for the 21st Century. We encourage you to access the Judaism Unbound podcast series by clicking here.

JCoOC’s Joy of Jewish Podcasts 

Rabbi Marcia Tilchin and Jason Feddy have created a monthly forum to share some creative words of Torah and offer insights into Jewish life in Orange County. Click here to access the Joy of Jewish Podcast series.

Jewish Yiddish and Hasidic Tales Recorded for your Listening Pleasure

The art of classic Jewish story telling is revived for the modern listener with hundreds of classics read by well-known actors of our day.  This project is a co-production of the National Yiddish Book Center and radio station KCRW in Santa Monica. Enter the world of Jewish literature by clicking here. If you like what you hear, please thank coordinator Jacob Richman – jrichman@jr.co.il. This is Jewish Cultural mana from heaven!