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!). If you are interested in our I-tunes archive of over 200 programs, you can listen at this LINK. 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!). If you are interested in our I-tunes archive of over 200 programs, you can listen at this LINK.
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!