About CSP

Orange County Jewish Community Scholar Program
Celebrating our 21st year, the Orange County Jewish Community Scholar Program shares the joy of Judaism, builds community, & celebrates our Jewish heritage with a rich adult education program and unique family experiences.


Video Spotlight

 


Arie Katz on Radio SEFARAD

Listen as Arie discuss’s founding CSP, and what it has become. As well as his plans for the future!
 


CSP LEGACY CIRCLE

CSP participates in the community-wide, “Create a Jewish Legacy” initiative, in partnership with the Jewish Community Foundation Orange County and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation.

 


CSP Gift Shop


 Just in time for the Holidays! Show your support for CSP! Hats, totes, aprons, visors, jogging pants, Shirts and more!
 


CSP Events

Sun December 5, 2021
Noon – 1:00 PM
Gary A. Rendsburg
England as the Custodian of the Jewish Past – Part 1: The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford

Tues December 7, 2021
12:30 – 1:30 PM Tobi Kahn
Currently on Exhibit: 7 Great Contemporary Artists (in 75 Minutes)

Thurs December 9, 2021
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Gila Fine
A History of the Talmud in 4 Objects, Part 2 – Rav’s Jar

Sun December 12, 2021
Noon – 1:00 PM
Gary A. Rendsburg
England as the Custodian of the Jewish Past – Part 2: The Cairo Geniza: Discovery and Documents

Monday December 13, 2021
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Yona Leshets
A Virtual Tour: A Jewish Odyssey in Mainland of Greece Leshets

Tuesday December 14
12:30 – 1:30 PM
Burt Visotzky
The Rabbis Confront Death: Four Stories from the Midrash, Part 1 – The Death of Moses

Wednesday December 15
12:30 – 1:30 PM
Nachliel Selavan
A Winter’s Tale Selavan

Thurs December 16, 2021
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Judy Klitsner
“Enter Laughing; Exit Stage Left: Does the Bible have its Own Set of Stage Directions?”

Sun December 19, 2021
12:00 – 1:15 PM
Gary A. Rendsburg
England as the Custodian of the Jewish Past – Part 3: The British Library and the John Rylands Library

Sun December 19, 2021
4:00 – 5:00 PM
Sarah Hurwitz
Here All Along: Finding Meaning, Spirituality, and a Deeper Connection to Life–in Judaism (After Finally Choosing to Look There)

Monday December 20, 2021
11:00 – Noon
Marc Michael Epstein
Exodus / Shemot: Encounter with the Other

Tuesday December 21, 2021
12:30 – 1:30 PM Burt Visotzky
The Rabbis Confront Death: Four Stories from the Midrash, Part 2 – The Death of Rabbi Meir’s Sons and The Death of the Apostate Elisha ben Avuyah

Thursday December 23, 2021
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Gila Fine
A History of the Talmud in 4 Objects, Part 3 – Rabbi Yehoshua’s Knife

Tuesday December 28, 2021
12:30 – 1:30 PM
Burt Visotzky
The Rabbis Confront Death: Four Stories from the Midrash, Part 3 – The Death of Rabbi Akiba

Thursday December 30, 2021
10:00 – 11:00 AM
Gila Fine
A History of the Talmud in 4 Objects, Part 4 – the Maidens’ Mirror