Sending Our Little Ones Back to School

Published Saturday, August 1, 2020
Sending Our Little Ones Back to School Silver Linings in the Age of COVID By Sheila Dalva-Hornback, Director of Merage JCC’s Aronoff Preschool Working with young children has special advantages during this challenging time. Despite limitations that COVID has imposed on most schools, and the challenges it has created for me as a preschool more»

JCC Cares - COVID, How You Can Help

Published Tuesday, July 14, 2020
Making a Difference: Volunteering in a time of COVID Like you and the entire world, for the past several months we’ve balanced COVID worries, economic downturns, and social unrest with hope and with the desire to do something meaningful. Though our many JCC Cares volunteers have hunkered at home away from the Merage JCC and away from our more»

Important COVID-19 Updates

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Pirke Avot, one of our essential Jewish ethical texts, teaches: nothing is more important than community. Below you'll find the latest communications about how our JCC is responding to the COVID-19 crisis. You'll also want to experience our virtual J Network, a burgeoning collection of JCC videos, articles, links and resources. There is something new more»

Jewish Camp in an Era of Covid-19

Published Monday, May 25, 2020
Jewish Camp in an Era of Covid-19 Audra Martin, Director, Camp Haverim @ the Merage JCC Everything seems like it is changing. In this era of the great quarantine, we shop, work, exercise, and eat (hello carbs!) differently. It won’t be a surprise to you, that Camp has changed as well with rules and regulations governing every aspect of fun and more»

From the desk of Scott Braswell... Grateful

Published Friday, May 8, 2020
As our community wrestles with the many challenges that come with COVID-19, our Executive Director, Scott Braswell, reminds us that gratefulness is a part of resiliency and that we will get through this together. May 8: Gratefulness May 15: Gratefulness Click here for JCC updates during the COVID-19 crisis. May 15, 2020 Dear Friends: Today more»

JCC Waves swim team swimmers and coach Gina Duncan to the All-Star Swim Meet

Published Thursday, January 23, 2020
JCC Waves All-Stars JCC Waves swim team swimmers and coach Gina Duncan to the All-Star Swim Meet. The annual Southern California Swimming All-Star Festival meet will be held on January 25th and will include three of the Merage JCC’s top swimmers and our own Coach Gina. The top 32 swimmers in the 10&U, 11-12 and 13-14 age groups are selected to more»

Your Children’s Artwork on the Walls and Fridge: Developmental Masterpieces

Published Monday, January 6, 2020
The walls of our school are covered in the creative work of our preschool artists. As educators we call the colorful displays “documentation”. It’s a fancy word with a powerful purpose. Documentation makes learning visible. Likewise, hanging your children’s masterpieces in your home conveys an equally strong message. Whether on more»

What is the Jewish Community Doing December 25? Volunteering!

Published Tuesday, December 3, 2019
The joke is that Jews go to the movies and eat Chinese on Christmas Day. Not at the Merage JCC. Six years ago, JCC Cares, a social action committee at the Merage JCC in Irvine, launched a December 25 Day of Service with a variety of volunteer projects for families and individuals. In its first year, 150 volunteers launched the day of service. This year more»