Irvine, California’s Orthodox Jewish community is an ever-growing and diverse blend of Jews with different backgrounds. Irvine’s mix of Americans, Brits, Europeans, Israelis, Persians, Mexicans, South Americans, and South Africans creates a unique flavor that permeates our environment and fosters an atmosphere of cooperation and mutual respect.
Irvine offers a full range of denominational synagogues, with the Beth Jacob Congregation of Irvine being the only Orthodox shul offering services up to three times a day. The Irvine Jewish community offers a variety of services, resources, and activities to meet the religious, educational, cultural, and social needs of its residents including two Jewish Day Schools and a Jewish preschool program, a mikveh, eruv, kosher market, and bakery, all of which add to warm, inclusive environment of Irvine.
Southern California has many benefits, including a warm climate, a diverse culture, and many outdoor activities. Southern California is also home to many cities, including Los Angeles and San Diego (both of which offer a variety of Jewish services) as well as mountain resort communities and ski resorts, and access to some of the most beautiful natural wonders of the world.