Family & Parenting | Family & Relationships

Kosher Dog | Jlife

This is Darla. She is a rescue dog.

Family & Parenting | Family & Relationships

The Healthy Mind Platter | Jlife

As parents, how much time have we spent obsessing over sunscreen re-application, paid double for the organic grapes, or attempted veggie-concealing recipes? (I’m right there with you!)

History | Culture

Jewish Values and Shavuot | Jlife

As we know, Shavuot is the time when the Jewish people accepted the Torah and became Hashem’s nation. When we read the book of Ruth to children, we teach them the values of tzedakah, commitment, making choices, kindness, sharing, respect and faith.

News | News

Get Ready for Camp! | Jlife

Give your child a Jewish, active and healthy summer! Camp Sholom at Temple Beth Sholom, offers a day camp for youth in Orange County.

Politics | Op-Ed

Second Chances | Jlife

Amongst other things, Shavuot reminds us to give everyone a second chance. After Moses came down the mountain carrying the tablets the first time, he shattered them. Up until that particular moment, there had been no more precious gift ever given to anyone, or any people, and it was gone…….in the blink of an eye.

Miscellaneous | Interviews

No Longer Silent | Jlife

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomed back the esteemed Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater this past April, with an incredible piece by Artistic Director Robert Battle, “No Longer Silent.” Originally created in 2007, it was part of a concert of choreography that brought to life long-forgotten scores by composers whose work the Nazis labeled “degenerate” and banned. The piece is set to “Ogelala,” a piece that Jewish Czech composer, Erwin Schulhoff, composed between 1922 and 1925.

History | Culture

Who Stood at Sinai? | Jlife

According to A midrash, “Every Jew who ever was, and ever will be born, stood together at Sinai when the mountain smoked and trembled and G-d revealed the law to them.” We assume that meant men, women and children. But not everyone sees it that way.

Politics | Op-Ed

A Meditation on Meditation | Jlife

I recently participated in a Jewish meditation session, which was beautiful, relaxing and deeply spiritual. For the other people in the room.

History | Culture

From Pesach to Shavuot | Jlife

You shall count for yourselves— from the day after the Shabbat, from the day when you bring the Omer of the waving—seven Shabbats, they shall be complete. Until the day after the seventh Sabbath you shall count, fifty days… -Leviticus 23:15-16

Miscellaneous | Interviews

Dance Your Way Fit | Jlife

Jlife magazine recently had the pleasure of catching up with dancer and celebrity fitness trainer Ilyse Baker to get the “skinny” on all things fitness related. Here are just a few of her pearls of fitness and dance wisdom.