Dinner With a Scholar

  • January 21, 2017
  • February 04, 2017
  • 2 sessions
  • January 21, 2017, 7:00 PM (PST)
  • February 04, 2017, 7:00 PM (PST)
  • Merage Jewish Community Center of Orange County

The annual Dinner With a Scholar event is a wonderful opportunity for us to come together for intellectual stimulation, enrichment, and, of course, delicious meals. It is also our chance to renew our collective commitment to Jewish education and transformational experiences for our entire Jewish community.

Two nights and eight speakers in eight private homes. All proceeds support Jewish education through the Merage JCC's Center for Jewish Life.

Tickets $150 per person per event. More info »

Saturday, January 21
at 7:00 p.m.


Marty Sklar, Disney Executive,The Best Advice I Ever Heard - sold out
Howard Federoff, M.D., Ph. D., Detecting Alzheimer's Disease Earlier
Justice Richard Fybel, Nazi Legal System and Nuremberg Trials
Annie Korzen, Tales from the Mouth: Comedies of Error -
sold out

Saturday, February 4
at 7:00 p.m.


Uri Regev,  Religious Freedom and Equality in Israel
Matthias Lehmann, Buying a Country for Jews
Joel Dimsdale,  Anatomy of Malice (author)
Steve Rothfeld, Israel Eats (author)

Thank you to our sponsors:
Doug and Joyce Cassel · Sandy Fainbarg · Roberta Feuerstein · Sybil Flom and Mike Blank · Susan Glass · Carolyn and Bill Klein · Gary and Leba Kramer · Rick and Adrienne Matros · Doris and Marty Melnick · Dana and Mark Susson · Debbie and Ira Victer · Roz and Elliot Vogelfanger · Sheila and Jay Witzling · Bernie Horowitz · Jewish Community Foundation of Orange County · Robin and Larry Kaplan

Thank you to our committee:
Nancy Chase · Jada Robitaille · Elana Samson · Dana Susson · Jay Witzling

Thank you to our hosts:
Sharon and Mark Berman · Nancy and Irv Chase · Brigitte and Craig Frankel · Cindy and Michael Furst · Dana and Yossie Hollander ·  Francine and Ron Morrison · Sue and Ralph Stern · Michele and Pat Szekel

More info »

Sponsorship opportunities available: $500 / $1000 / $1500. Contact Debbie Meline, Merage JCC Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship (949) 435-3400 ext. 271.