This year, I have led several discussions at the Moishe House of Orange County, which has been a great collaborative relationship. One of the things that makes it great is that we each bring things to the table: they bring the young adults and put out topic-appropriate foods/drinks and I bring the Jewish content.
The first in 2013 was “Margaritas & Mezuzahs: A How-To”, which was a fun event in January.
The second was a part of SoCalJYAE‘s spring series on sex, on “Sexual Positions According to the Rabbis of the Talmud” in April, which was fantastic. At the conclusion of that event, the residents suggested we push the envelope even further.
Thus, resulted two summer discussions on topics that are seldom discussed in Jewish life. The first of these was “Bloody Marys and Menstruation” in June, with the second being in July on masturbation.
It’s not clear where this great collaboration with the Moishe House of Orange County will go, but we are providing some very fresh discussions for young Jewish adults in Orange County!