Celebrating our 20th year, the Orange County Jewish Community Scholar Program shares the joy of Judaism, builds community, and celebrates our Jewish heritage with a rich adult education program and unique family experiences. Whether we are picking apples for Rosh Hashana, celebrating Shabbat while camping, clapping along with Jewish Blues or Rock musicians, hosting a community-wide Shabbat Alive outdoors, learning with internationally-known scholars, making life-long Jewish friends at family and adult retreats, or providing distance learning programs during a pandemic, CSP has programs to offer for all ages.We ignite passion for Judaism! CSP live-streams programs on our CSP Facebook site and shares recordings on our new CSP YouTube Channel (please visit and subscribe!). You can reach us on the web at www.occsp.net and by phone at (949) 682-4040.
CSP 20th Annual Fundraising Drive:
With your help, we can continue to bring high level on-line programming to our local and national audience! Please support CSP today with a donation on-line at the link below or by check to CSP at 5 Klamath, Irvine, CA 92612. CSP offers donors many benefits in addition to on-line programming, check out the list below!PS CSP live-streams programs on our CSP Facebook site and shares recordings on our new CSP YouTube Channel (please visit and subscribe!).
Attend, free of charge, most CSP live and on-line programs throughout the year (does not include 15th Annual Adult Retreat on February 14, 2021 or Patron/Legacy event with our one-month scholar on January 17th, 2021). *Includes our summer scholar in residence series with Peter Geffen and our one-month scholar classes with Ariel Burger that are for members only. CSP 20th anniversary baseball cap (while supplies last)
Hand-made, washable pandemic mask by CSP patron and artist Deborah Heyman (while supplies last)
Friend level benefits, plus:
1 sheet of custom CSP US postal stamps (While supplies last!) celebrating CSP’s 20th year and featuring past CSP speakers (if you have a favorite speaker, we will customize your stamps!) 2 pairs of CSP 20th anniversary gym socks
Supporter level benefits, plus:
VIP webinar room access (when we offer CSP webinars, we are limited to 100 people who can join us in our audience and ask questions – we will stream the event for the general public) CSP Pandemic Package – 1 LB of all-purpose flour and 1LB of yeast delivered to your door
Sustainer level benefits, plus:
Invitation to attend, at no charge, private on-line Patron/Legacy event with our one-month scholar, Ariel Burger. Ariel’s theme for the month is “The Jewish Love Affair with Stories”. Our opening event is at 4:00 PM PDT on Sunday January 3, 2021 (save the date)
CSP 20th anniversary logo vests by North Face – (and send us your sizes)
Benefactor level benefits, plus:
Invitation to attend, at no charge, our 15th Annual Adult Retreat – we are hosting three on-line events on Sunday February 14th with acclaimed teacher and writer, Erica Brown; our theme will be: The Book of Esther in Art and Text. Participants will enjoy home-delivered gourmet meals (as our theme will be Purim, we are working on kosher Persian food…) as well as a special Purim basket that will be delivered before the event.
Exclusive, curated wine box for CSP Patrons from Liquid Kosher, includes private on-line session with Andrew Breskin, Founder & Sommelier
Patron level benefits, plus:
Pre-Rosh Hashana and Pre-Chanukah food boxes, curated for your taste buds (please tell us if you have any dietary restrictions or allergies)
A signed, high-quality, limited-edition giclee print from Carol Isaacs, author of “The Wolf of Baghdad” – choose from 4 prints
Gold Patron level benefits, plus:
Dedicate a program in honor or memory of a friend/loved one (includes option to say a few words before our event starts)
One-year membership with Liquid Kosher (quarterly, exclusive wine boxes)
Gold Patron level benefits, plus:
Signed artwork by our one-month scholar Ariel Burger
Private one-hour, on-line event for you and your guests (you choose the date, time and subject) with one of the following CSP favorite speakers:
Marc Michael Epstein
Amy Jill Levine
*Membership levels are per household, maximum 2 persons, please consider increasing your donation to CSP by $20 in honor of our 20th year!