Speaking at OC MoHo - June 2015

Speaking at Moishe House about Shabbat

Asked to discuss Shabbat prohibitions at the Orange County Moishe House, I did so last week. In my capacity as the rabbi of Southern California Jewish Young Adult Enrichment, I led a discussion with participants on what Jews are not supposed to do on Shabbat. In the discussion, I used various key texts from the READ MORE

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Discussion at Moishe House on How Chickens Became Meat

Last week, I led a text-based discussion at the Orange County Moishe House with young adults. The topic under discussion was how did chicken become to be considered meat that was not to be boiled with milk (or consumed, etc.). This topic emerged out of a discussion held last month at the Orange County Moishe READ MORE

Noble Ale Works - April 2015

Discussion on the Ten Commandments in Anaheim

The other night, I led a discussion on the Ten Commandments for young adults in Orange County. As part of my monthly “Beer, Bible, & Brewery” series with young adults (20s-30s), this event focussed on the Ten Commandments and their place within Judaism. The event took place at Noble Ale Works in Anaheim and was READ MORE

Visiting OC Moishe House - April 2015

A Visit to the Moishe House of Orange County

Last night, I went to the Moishe House of Orange County to lead a discussion on “Is there More to Being Jewish than Just Holidays?” Although I have spoken at Moishe House of Orange County multiple times, this was my second time speaking at their new location (their third such location), the previous time being READ MORE

The Bruery - March 2015

“Beer, Bible & Brewery” Return Visit to The Bruery Features a Tour

Last night, as part of the monthly “Bible, Beer, and Brew” series, we visited The Bruery in Placentia.  Having visited in the fall, this time, we had the opportunity to talk with The Bruery’s chief financial officer, Carl Katz, who led us on a tour of The Bruery. Katz led us on a tour of The Bruery READ MORE

Witches and Brews 2 October 2014

“Witches and Brews 2” in Orange County

Upon popular request at the end of Wednesday’s “Witches & Brews” event as part of my “Bible & Brewery” series, I held a sequel event in Orange County.  Returning to Bootlegger’s Brewery in Fullerton, “Witches & Brews 2” featured an exploration of texts from rabbinic literature on witches and witchcraft. Some texts that provided a READ MORE

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Discussing Sukkot at the New Moishe House of Orange County

Last week, I visited the new Moishe House of Orange County and spoke about the holiday of Sukkot with young adults.  Having spoken at the previous Moishe House of Orange County several times last year and several times the year before, it was my first time at the new location of the Moishe House, which, READ MORE

Rabbi Drew and young adults at Bootleggers Brewery - discussing witches in Tanakh

“Witches & Brews” in Orange County

Last night, I led a conversation for with young adults about witches in the Jewish Bible in Orange County as part of my newly-relaunched “Bible & Brewery” series for Southern California Jewish Young Adult Enrichment. With “Witches & Brews”, we met at Bootlegger’s Brewery, which has a nice outdoor patio with picnic tables, and discussed READ MORE