Entering its 19th year, the Orange County Jewish Community Scholar Program (“CSP”) is a local non-profit committed to adult Jewish education and family Jewish celebrations.Signature annual programs include: a one month scholar in residence, pre-High Holiday event, adult retreat, family retreat, summer one week scholar, lunch and evening salons, dads & kids camping, family camping and community Shabbat Alive.Partnering with more than 30 local Jewish institutions and with the support from local donors and Jewish Federation and Family Services, CSP makes available low-cost, high-quality programming at a variety of venues throughout Orange County.

Since 2001, CSP has hosted local events featuring over 125 of the greatest living Jewish speakers, teachers, educators, performers and entertainers, including:

Harold Kushner, Amy Jill Levine, Lawrence Kushner, Neshama Carlebach, Adin Steinsaltz, Larry Hoffman, Jonathan Sarna, Wendy Wasserstein, Avigdor Shinan, Yitz and Greenberg, Saul Berman, Daniel Matt, Rachel Korazim, Stephen Berk, Rachel Elior, Shaya Gafni, Ed Feinstein, Naomi Levy, Ron Wolfson & Marvin Tokayer.

To be added to our mailing list, register here or contact us at (949) 682-4040.

Founder & Chair

Arie Katz

Board Members

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

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