OC Jewish Theatre
The OC Jewish Theatre is one of the only venues in Orange County for quality, Jewish entertainment. Popular events have included Alan Dershowitz, Maccabeats, Matisyahu, comedienne Rita Rudner, child piano prodigy Ethan Bortnick, and more.
From history to mystery, fact to fiction, and politics to religion, cultural arts at the Merage JCC hosted an exceptional repertoire with something for all art lovers.
Chemi Peres, son of the late Israeli statesman Shimon Peres, has shared his father’s message about peace-building and acclaimed Israeli actor Mike Burstyn entertained us with a medley of Yiddish songs that left his audience begging for more. Our youngest members sang and clapped to the tunes of The BeatBuds, and straight from Off-Broadway and on a national tour, Tom Dugan mesmerized the entire audience with his one-man show Wiesenthal: Nazi Hunter. We were privileged to feature Israeli musical superstar Idan Raichel in a sold-out concert that introduced a new OC audience to the best of Israeli pop.
Merage JCC Myers Theatre Israeli Film Series
Films featuring Israeli writers, producers, plots, and/or actors. Series promises to entertain, inspire, and provoke as they explore the complexities of Jewish culture and history.
In this espionage thriller, Mossad agent Naomi is sent on a mission to protect Mona, a Lebanese informant who is being hidden inside a safe house in Germany while she recovers from plastic surgery to change her appearance.
When absent-minded widow Tammy accidentally hits 70-year-old widower Beno with her car, the last thing on her mind is love and romance. Trying to ensure Beno will not sue her, she invites him over to her apartment. Although she finds it hard to move on following her husband’s death, and against her better judgment, Tami starts falling for Beno, who has fallen in love with her. But will their differences in personalities and lifestyles, and the scrutiny of their children allow their relationship to survive?
Menachem, a former singer for a popular rock band, gave up his musical career 15 years earlier after a personal tragedy shattered his life and he became deeply religious. When his 6-year-old daughter is diagnosed with cancer, Menachem must find a creative solution to fund expensive experimental treatments.
Our 3,960 sq. foot auditorium offers a variety of set-up options that can be customized for your event, and comes equipped with a professional-quality widescreen and enhanced sound and lighting systems.
to the Doris H. & Milton J. Chasin Cultural Arts Endowment and The Isidore & Penny Myers Foundation for their ongoing support to the theatre at the Merage JCC.
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 $1,500 donation entitles you to two Patron tickets to all JCC in-house cultural events and exclusive opportunities to meet renowned speakers and entertainers.