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The Orange County Jewish Community Scholar Program
CSP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that was founded in 2001.
Donations are tax deductible in accordance with federal standards.
EIN: 46-0478494


Founded: 2001
Mission: Celebrating our 21st year, the Orange County Jewish Community Scholar Program (“CSP”) is a community-wide endeavor committed to adult Jewish education and family Jewish celebrations. We educate (Jews) and celebrate (Judaism)…
Funding Sources: Mostly grass roots (65% from membership, 20% fees from attendance & partner organizations); annual donations from Jewish Federation & Family Services of Orange County and Jewish Community Foundation of Orange County.
Total amount spent on community programs since 2001: $2.5M
On-Going Programs:
Adult Education:

  • Annual One Month Scholar Program
  • Annual Pre-High Holiday Program
  • Annual Summer Scholar Week
  • Annual Adult Retreat
  • Weekly on-line programs
  • Salons


  • Annual Community Shabbat Alive
  • Annual Family Retreat
  • Dads & Kids Fall Camping
  • Summer Family Camping
  • Yearly musical events
  • PJ Library Programming


Board Members:

Wendy Arenson, Rosella Bernstein, Marion Brockett, Martin Brower, Rabbi Stephen Einstein, Ada Kless Gilbert, Davida Gregory, Fran Solmor Gustin, Beverly Jacobs, Arie Katz, Wendy Lupul, Shelly Malmon, Norman Rosen, Polly Sloan.


CSP Partners: Beth Israel (San Diego, CA), Brotherhood Synagogue (Gramercy Park, NYC), Congregation Adat Jeshurun (Elkins Park, PA), Congregation Beth Shalom (Seattle, WA), Congregation B’nai Tzedek (Fountain Valley, CA), Congregation B’nai Israel (Tustin, CA), Jewish Collaborative of Orange County, CA, Shomrei Torah Synagogue (San Fernando Valley, CA), Temple Bat Yahm (Newport Beach, CA), Temple Beth El of South Orange County (Aliso Viejo, CA), Temple Beth Emet (Anaheim, CA), Temple Beth Ohr (La Mirada, CA), Temple Beth Tikvah (Fullerton, CA), Temple Beth Shalom (Needham, MA), Temple Beth Sholom (Santa Ana, CA), Temple Emanuel (Newton, MA), Town & Village Synagogue (NYC, NY), University Synagogue (Irvine, CA), Valley Beth Shalom (Encino, CA) & Walnut Street Synagogue (Chelsea, MA)