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Security threat

Published Monday, February 27, 2017
In the past couple of months JCC's around the nation have been victims of hoax threats. At 4:40 this afternoon, Monday, February 27, our JCC received a bomb threat via phone call. Several other JCCs around the country received threats today as well, and all were deemed not credible. The Irvine Police Department arrived within minutes and units conducted a more»

It's a gold medal for our Aronoff Preschool

Published Friday, February 24, 2017
The Merage JCC's Aronoff Preschool was honored with a Zahav (gold medal) award for its Language Academy. The prestigious Zahav Award – the highest awards available to JCCs from its global association – recognizes outstanding, visionary initiatives with maximum impact on our Jewish communities. “Those who choose to work in nonprofits and more»

Israel: Global Leader

Published Monday, February 20, 2017
Merage JCC panel discussion Israel: Global Leader One of the most innovative, inspiring countries in humanitarian and social issues, technology and biomed issues In country with just over 8 million residents, the number of innovative breakthroughs is mind-numbing. In humanitarian and social issues, in technology and biomed, Israel is a global more»

Merage JCC preschool faculty head to Reggio Emilio, Italy to learn about learning

Published Friday, February 10, 2017
In 2016 nine Merage JCC faculty join over 400 educators from 41 countries to discuss Reggio Emilio philosophies Dan Bernstein, Merage Jewish Community Center, President and CEO, announced that the Merage JCC is sending its second cohort of teachers to Reggio, Italy, the home base of the Reggio Emilia curriculum the JCC’s preschool school more»

Choosing “The Right” Preschool

Published Sunday, January 8, 2017
As seen in JLife magazine, January 2016 At this point the evidence is conclusive, preschool is good for our children. According to the U.S. Department of Education, “Children in high quality preschools display stronger language, cognitive, and social skills.” Kathleen McCartney, PhD, Harvard Graduate School of Education suggests "At more»

JCC Cares in the OC Register

Published Monday, December 26, 2016
Jesse Tabakin, 3, gives it all he's got, including facial muscles, to create a holiday card of form flowers for either the homeless, firefighters or children with cancer at Merage JCC, Irvine. The Newport Beach resident, his older sister and parents spent Christmas morning doing good deeds for those less fortunate. (Photo by Cindy Yamanaka, Orange county more»

Capitol Steps at the Merage JCC: Putting the Mock in Democracy

Published Wednesday, October 5, 2016
As seen in JLife, November 2016 In a time when it could not be more true or more timely, The Capitol Steps are coming to the Merage Jewish Community Center’s annual OC Jewish Arts Festival, just days after the presidential elections have been decided, in a self-described show that “puts the mock in democracy.” Never before have we more»

Merage JCC joins our community and the world in paying our respects for a great Israeli leader, Shimon Peres

Published Wednesday, September 28, 2016
The Merage JCC joins our community and the world in paying our respects for a great Israeli leader, Shimon Peres. He devoted his life to serving the State of Israel as a Defense Minister, President, and Prime Minister. A beloved icon of Israeli history, a champion of peace and progress, he was celebrated around the world as a Nobel Prize-winning visionary more»