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JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest Coming to OC 2018

Published Wednesday, April 19, 2017
The Merage Jewish Community Center is proud to host the 2018 JCC Maccabi Games and ArtsFest from August 5-10, 2018. The JCC Maccabi Games, an Olympic-style sporting competition held annually, is the largest annual Jewish youth event in the world. A powerful and transforming experience for Jewish teens, the JCC Maccabi Games are dramatic in their scale and more»

Security Update

Published Friday, March 24, 2017
Today our children came bouncing to school with usual squeals of delight. Our fitness center is crowded, balls bounce in the gym, and the lanes in the pool are busy. We expect a full-house as our community enjoys a pre-Passover celebration in the theatre. Like every day, we come together for our health and wellness, our education, our socialization. We more»

Jr. Maccabi Coming to Orange County

Published Wednesday, March 1, 2017
The Merage Jewish Community Center (JCC) is gearing up once again to play host to more than 150 pre-teen Jewish boys and girls for this year’s Jr. Maccabi Games. Kids, ages 10-12, from Orange County, Los Angeles and Long Beach will enjoy team competitions in swimming, basketball, soccer and tennis, as well as sports journalism. Events will also 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»