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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»

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»

JCC Global Teen Fellows

Published Wednesday, July 6, 2016
They look the same – a group of 67 teens laughing, running, jumping, dancing, and even a bit of flirting. But they don’t always sound the same. Fluent Hebrew and Spanish are sprinkled amongst the English jokes and stories. This July, the Merage JCC is hosting 67 teens – 21 from Orange County – and another 47 from Kfar Yona, more»

Merage JCC: Taking Jewish Education Orange County-wide

Published Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Emphasis on education is a tenet of Judaism, embedded in thousands of years of Jewish history and culture. Despite the value we place on education, fewer and fewer Jewish families today have access to it. According to the 2013 Pew Study, secular or cultural Jews who are not maintaining Jewish traditions at home and are much less connected to Jewish more»