The Mountain Jewish Community (MJC) started in 1985. Lizbeth Carlson put an article in the local paper “The Mountain News” asking people interested in forming a Jewish group meet at the Senior Center in Twin Peaks. The goal was to have an organized Jewish presence in the mountain.

Among the six couples that showed up were Carl and Shirley Cohen. They were very instrumental in founding the group.  Every year we sponsor the Carl Cohen Memorial Scholarship Contest at the Lake Arrowhead Rim of the World High School. MJC rewards the essay contest winners with a scholarship  check and plaque. These awards are given at our annual membership meeting.