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Looking for a forum in which to discuss those questions you never felt comfotable asking? Want a safe place to explore your Judiasm? Click here to read about what the Foundations class is up to this year. New students are welcome to join our Tuesday morning classes at any time during the year.

To register, call: 949-435-3450, or visit our office at: 1 Federation Way, Suite 205, Irvine, CA 92603. For more information, please e-mail [email protected] Your willingness for Jewish learning is the only prerequisite for enrollment. There are no grades or examinations. What a great way to learn through informal discussions (and always a few stories thrown in just for fun!) We talk, we read, we schmooze and we laugh.  And, by the end of each session...we realize how much we have learned! Join us!


Mitzvah Mania

Community-wide annual event for pre-bar/bat mitzvah students and their parents. During preparations for a bar/bat mitzvah, most 6th graders choose a "mitzvah project" that will help the community while teaching these young adults important skills. The students meet teen "mitzvah makers" and see how they make a difference and find out how they can create a community Tzedakah project. Check out our Teen Mitzvah Resource Guide!

Teen Family Education

The Orange County Bureau sets the standard nationally for family education with teens. Adat Noar parent sessions and special holiday booklets all work together to improve communication between parents and teens and enhance their Jewish experiences. 

Professional Development

Believing that “Our teachers deserve the best teachers” the Bureau brings outstanding master teachers to Orange County for an extensive program of professional development for religious school teachers. In partnership with the synagogues, we offer religious school teachers an amazing range of interesting and informative classes designed to deepen their own Judaism as well as teach them how to make their classes exciting for their students.

Dinner with a Scholar

Save the Date! January 24, 2009. Learn more about this program