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Orange County Historical Society to host presentation on the history of Orange County’s Jewish community

Orange County Jewish Historical Society archivist and author Dalia Taft will present “1940-1980: The Jewish Community Comes Together,” at the Mar. 9th meeting of the OCHS, 7:30 pm.

This program follows the Orange County Jewish community from just before WWII through 1980, when the tiny population more than doubled in size and started to build up community organizations, synagogues, youth groups, and more.

Ms. Taft will show how many of Orange County’s Jewish residents were, and continue to be, actively involved in local commerce, culture and politics while still maintaining their Jewish identities. The lecture includes a montage of old photos, period newspaper announcements and vintage advertisements.

This program is a follow-up to her December 2020 presentation before the Society, which spanned history from 1857 to 1940. Prior to attending Dalia Taft’s program, we suggest also viewing the half-hour documentary, California Orange Jews: The Story of Jews in Orange County, on YouTube by clicking here.

Our program will be held Thursday, March 9th, at 7:30 pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2400 N. Canal St., Orange. (Doors open at 7:00 pm.)

Just a reminder, we are asking non-members for a suggested cash donation of $5 to help us offset the costs of the meeting. Thank you for understanding.

If you have not renewed or joined yet, you can do so with cash or check at the meeting. Or you can renew online at www.orangecountyhistory.org. Thank you!

Please let us know of any questions: info@orangecountyhistory.org

The article above was released by the Orange County Historical Society.