September 23, 2000
OPEN HOUSE SELICHOT Temple Isaiah of Newport Beach-Conservative will host an Open House Selichot -- prayers and preparation for the High Holy Days -- for members, friends and newcomers to the area at 8 p.m. today. It will be held at the temple, 2401 Irvine Ave. (949) 548-6900. HIGH HOLY DAYS BEGIN Rosh Hashana, Jewish New Year, will be celebrated at the Temple Isaiah of Newport Beach at 8 p.m. Friday with a festive reception hosted by Rabbi Marc Rubenstein.
August 17, 2002
SPECIAL EVENTS BIBLE 101 The Rev. Jim Turrell will teach about the structure and composition of the Bible for four weeks at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the Center for Spiritual Discovery, 2850 Mesa Verde Drive East, Costa Mesa. "About the Bible; Jesus, Joseph & Paul" will be the focus of this Wednesday's class. A "love offering" is suggested. (714) 754-7399. MEDITATION CLASSES The Rev. Kathleen Scott will teach about meditation for two more weeks at 7 p.m. Thursday and Aug. 29 at the Center for Spiritual Discovery, 2850 Mesa Verde Drive East, Costa Mesa.
September 17, 2009
No longer is Coach J.R. Tolver depending on his family and friends to make up most of the Sage Hill School crowd. Fans are beginning to show up. Sage Hill is giving them a reason to attend home and away football games. Two games into the season and Sage Hill has tied last season’s win total. Under their first-year coach, the Lightning are finding ways to outdo last year. Sage Hill earned a No. 10 ranking in the CIF Southern Section East Valley Division poll after wins against Fairmont Prep and Animo Leadership of Inglewood.
December 24, 2007
“Jerry” could have been any boy at any time, but I knew him 40 years ago. Back then, Jerry was the product of a mish-mosh of religions. Jerry’s father was baptized in the Roman Catholic church but then raised as a Protestant by his stepmother. Jerry’s father married a Jewish girl, Rachel. Rachel was the daughter of a rabbi. When Rachel’s father discovered she was dating and planned to marry a man outside of her faith, he refused to see or speak to her. Jerry and his family lived in a Jewish section of town, back when the town had distinct cultural and religious neighborhoods; before the days when money was the ticket to living anywhere you wanted.
October 6, 2008
In the article comparing the immigration reform policies of Huntington Beach Mayor Debbie Cook and Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, the differences could not be more clear, but the Pilot would have you believe they are similar except on a couple of issues (?Rivals agree on reform,? Oct. 2). I am glad they both seem to be supportive of stronger enforcement against employers, but when it comes to the necessary support for stronger border and criminal enforcement, Rohrabacher has a proven track record of upholding our existing laws and looking out for Americans.
September 1, 2005
A spokesman for the Orange County Registrar of Voters on Wednesday apologized to the Jewish community in the 48th Congressional District for scheduling a special election on Oct. 4, which is also the date of Rosh Hashana this year. The registrar's office announced 10 sites around the county -- including one in Newport Beach -- where voters will be able to cast ballots early in the primary election to replace former Rep. Chris Cox."Part of the mission of the registrar of voters is to conduct elections in an accessible manner.
December 3, 1999
Amy R. Spurgeon Jewish families throughout the community will be lighting the first candle of the menorah today to signal the beginning of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. Hanukkah is the eight-day Jewish festival that recalls the Jewish Maccabees' rededication of their temple in 165 BC after their victory over the Syrians. When the Jews reclaimed their temple, they discovered they had enough oil to light the temple's candelabrum for just one night.
March 3, 2001
Young Chang Stephanie Hanger is giving up watching television for the next 36 days. The Our Lady of Mount Carmel church attendee tunes in about two hours a night. But as of Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, the tube has gone dark. "This would allow me more time to read and meditate on the gospel of the Lord," Hanger said. "And [sacrifices] just kind of remind me of my sins. It keeps me humble." For the next month or so, local Christians will try to conquer personal missions.
September 28, 2009
Local children observed the most solemn High Holy Day of the Jewish year Monday with stories and songs. Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is a day of fasting, repentance and intense prayer for adult Jews. Upon their bar or bat mitzvah, Jewish youths join the adults in observing Yom Kippur. Tradition teaches that God uses a book on Rosh Hashana to list each person’s fate. That fate isn’t sealed until Yom Kippur. Before then, Jewish people seek forgiveness, both for things done against God and things done against other people.
August 10, 2002
SPECIAL EVENTS MUSIC AT CHURCH The Orange Coast Unitarian Universalist Church will present concert violinist Thi Nguyen and pianist Ivan Yanakov at 8 p.m. today at 1259 Victoria St., Costa Mesa. The program will include Beethoven's "Kreutzer" sonata. A second concert featuring Nguyen, and pianist Valentina Gottlieb, will begin at 8 p.m. Aug. 17. $15 or $20. (949) 646-4652. HOW THEY'RE WRITTEN Rabbi Joseph Kraft will teach how the Torah is written at 2 p.m. Sunday at Temple Isaiah of Newport Beach, 2401 Irvine Ave., Newport Beach.