OC Jewish Arts Festival

Save the Date: the 27th Edition of the OC Jewish Arts Festival

October 28 - November 18, 2018

For 27 successful years, the OC Jewish Arts Festival at the Merage JCC has provided our community with a cultural extravaganza, featuring lauded lineups of authors, musicians, filmmakers, celebrities, and influencers. We’ve played host to Matisyahu, Capitol Steps, Tovah Feldshuh, Ari Shavit, Dennis Ross, Robin Preiss Glasser, Alan Dershowitz, Marcia Clark, George Mitchell, Rita Rudner—just to name a few!

From history to mystery, fact to fiction, politics to religion, and humor to political satire, the OC Jewish Arts Festival exceptional repertoire has something to offer all arts lovers.

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For more information or questions about our Festival events please contact Nicole Rosenson at (949)435-3400 ext. 161

Thank you

to the Doris H. & Milton J. Chasin Cultural Arts Endowment, Isidore C. & Penny W. Myers Foundation, the Merage JCC Cultural Arts Patron Circle and OC Jewish Arts Festival Sponsors


OC Jewish Arts Festival Sponsors and Patrons

Yael & Eyal Aronoff
Roslyn & Joseph Baim Family Foundation/
Barbara and Joseph Baim
Nancy & Irv Chase
Doris Chasin
Sandy Fainbarg

Steven Fainbarg
Heritage Pointe
Dana & Yossie Hollander
Doris & Martin Melnick
Zohar and Danny Prosky
Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education at Chapman University


Cultural Arts Patrons Circle

Melanie & Hal Altman
Marlene & David Beach
Nina & Jim Berman
Lynn & Dan Bernstein
Judith & Howard Brostoff
Joel Calvo
Samantha Cohen
Aviva & Fred Forster
Stuart Friedman
Cindy & Michael Furst
Julie Holdaway
Carol and Myron Kanofsky
Robin & Larry Kaplan
Ophira Sarah LaKritz
Mindy Lauerlevin & Ed Levin

Roz Lipoff
Adrienne & Rick Matros
Debbie Meline
Barbara & Larry Plon
Nancy & Arnold Raymon
Carol Richmond
Phyllis & Rick Roberts
Julie & Steve Sherman
Blossom Siegel
Wendy & David Stark
Dana & Mark Susson
Tarbut V'Torah Community Day School
Roz & Elliot Vogelfanger
Sheila & Jay Witzling


Support the Arts at the J

You can help the J continue to offer an outstanding variety of Cultural Arts programs including community theatre, art exhibits, off Broadway shows, concerts, guest speakers, films, the annual OC Jewish Arts Festival and more! Your $1,000 donation entitles you to two Patron tickets to all JCC in-house Cultural events and exclusive opportunities to meet renowned speakers and entertainers.

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