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


Upcoming Events 


Direct from New York

Wiesenthal: Nazi Hunter

Tuesday, March 12, 7:30 p.m.

Filled with hope, humanity and humor, Wiesenthal is the riveting true story of Simon Wiesenthal, an ordinary man who did extraordinary things. Nicknamed "Jewish James Bond," he devoted his life to bringing more than 1,100 Nazi war criminals to justice. Intelligent, funny, flawed and noble, Wiesenthal was a universal hero. 



Idan Raichel - Piano - Songs 

Sunday, March 24, 7 p.m.

Idan Raichel is an Israeli singer, song writer and musician, known for his "Idan Raichel Project ," a collaboration of over 95 musicians of diverse cultural backgrounds distinctive for its fusion of electronics, traditional Hebrew texts, Arab, Ethiopian and Latin music. During a career spanning a mere 15 years, Idan has become not only the most successful artist in Israel but one of its most successful artists abroad, with tours at some of the most prestigious venues in Europe, the USA,  South America, Asia, the Far East, Canada and Australia. Raichel has collaborated with many great artists including American pop stars India Arie who he performed with for President Obama, and Alicia Keys, and a wide variety of artists who are household names in their native countries. As leader of The Idan Raichel Project, Idan has become an ambassador representing a world of hope in which artistic collaboration breaks down barriers between people of different background and beliefs. He feels that real peace can come when people understand each other's cultures



Yossi Klein Halevi

Sunday, May 19, 4 - 5:30 p.m.

Renowned Israeli author Yossi Klein Halevi presents his newest book: Letters to my Palestinian Neighbors: Why I've tried to explain Zionism to them and what they have written back.


 Check out our Reflections Series


Merage JCC Myers Theatre Film Series

Films that promise to entertain, inspire and provoke as they explore the complexities of Jewish culture and history.


Azimuth, March 28

Mr. Predictable, April 11

The Testament, May 16

Driver, June 13

Outdoors, July 11

Late Summer Blues, August 8

View films in the Myers Theatre, now equipped with a professional-quality wide screen and enhanced sound system.


Myers Theatre 

Our 3,960 sq. foot auditorium offers a variety of set-up options that can be customized for your event, and comes with a sound booth with professional audio/visual and lighting systems.


Thank you

to the  Doris H. & Milton J. Chasin Cultural Arts Endowment and the Isidore & Penny Myers Foundation for their ongoing support to theatre at the Merage JCC. 


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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.

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