The Collaborative Kitchen

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Counting the Omer March 31-May18

What is the Omer, and why do we count it?


Embark on a spiritual journey with Rabbis Jill Zimmerman and Cindy Enger:

This year’s counting calendar:


Avraham Infeld – The Five-Legged Table: Wednesday May 9, 7 p.m.

Join renowned Jewish educator Avraham Infeld for a community dialogue as he shares his vision for an inclusive Jewish identity for the 21st century, entitled:

The Five-Legged Table: Cornerstones of Jewish Peoplehood

As identity becomes more complex, and gaps between Israel and the Diaspora grow, how will worldwide Jewish communities continue to have commonalities that bind us as a people?

Avraham Infeld is one of the most compelling Jewish educators in the world today. He has dedicated his career to helping Jews find meaning and joy in their Jewish identity. His passion for Jewish life and community has inspired tens of thousands to engage with their own Jewish potential.

Wednesday, May 9, 7 p.m.

University Synagogue, 3400 Michelson Dr., Irvine

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Free Admission

For more information, contact Lisa at

949.435.3484, ext. 376, or

Celebrate Israel 2018 Saturday April 21 & Sunday April 22

celebrateisrael70_2The JCC is hosting a community wide opportunity to discuss topics related to Israel. The free event will take place on April 21 and April 22 and will be led by a number of guest speakers including Rabbis from around Orange County.


Jewish Community Foundation’s “Create a Jewish Legacy” Program

Although JCoOC’s mission is a concept new to our own community and to the Jewish world in general, we are planning to continue serving the Jewish people and institutions of OC for a long time. I am delighted to report that this past month we formalized our participation in the third cohort of the Jewish Community Foundation’s “Create a Jewish Legacy” Program so that we can nurture and support county wide Jewish collaboration in perpetuity.

To learn more about how you can lay the groundwork for creating your Jewish legacy [with a gift to the Jewish Collaborative of OC], click here
General information about the Jewish Community Foundation of Orange County: