Signing the agreement on Jan. 24 between the American Jewish Committee and The U.S. Conference of Mayors for AJC to host annual trips to Israel for U.S. mayors (L to R): Conference of Mayors Pres. Steve Benjamin, mayor of Columbia, S.C.; AJC CEO David Harris; Conference of Mayors CEO/Exec. Dir. Tom Cochran; and Conference of Mayors International Committee Chair Nan Whaley, mayor of Dayton. Photo: The U.S. Conference of Mayors.
Dayton

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer The U.S. Conference of Mayors has entered into an agreement for the American Jewish Committee to host a delegation of U.S. mayors on a structured tour of Israel each year. Leading the initiative for the Mayors Conference is Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, chair

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Beth Abraham Synagogue has called all of these locations home
Dayton

Dayton’s Conservative synagogue to kick off year of celebrations with American Jewish history Prof. Jonathan Sarna By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer The scholar who wrote the book on American Jewish history will officially kick off Beth Abraham Synagogue’s 125th anniversary celebration year, March 29 and 30. Dr. Jonathan Sarna, professor of

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Temple Beth Israel-Shaare Zedek in Lima. Facebook.
Dayton

By Jane Kaufman, Cleveland Jewish News Police have linked the spraying of Temple Beth Israel-Shaare Zedek in Lima with BB gunshots with three similar incidents in Shawnee Township and two men were referred to a grand jury, according to the Shawnee Township police chief. “What can be relayed at this

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Scott Halasz, The Marvelous Mr. Mazel
Dayton

Unintended coincidences helped make for a pretty good book written by Samuel Dorf, associate professor of musicology at UD. Performing Antiquity: Ancient Greek Music and Dance from Paris to Delphi, 1890-1930, released in 2018, tells the captivating story about some of the most intriguing characters involved in ancient Greek music

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Candace R. Kwiatek
Dayton

The Bible: Wisdom Literature Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer The internet offers a birds-eye view of a growing tribalism in America. Sports headlines from 2018 alone are a case in point. Fight breaks out in stands between Brewers, Cubs fans. Redskins and Jets Brawl…fans

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Rabbi Cary Kozberg
Dayton

By Rabbi Cary Kozberg, Temple Sholom, Springfield “Remember what Amalek did to you on the way, when you went out of Egypt, how he happened upon you on the way and cut off all the stragglers at your rear when you were faint and weary, and he did not fear

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Guava Hamantashen
Dayton

By Sandy Leibowitz, The Nosher Guava, or guayaba in Spanish, is native to tropical areas such as Mexico, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. Because of its proximity and availability, the fruit is a part of many Latino cuisines. Guavas have a strong tropical fragrance and floral taste notes

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Dayton

Look for The Adventures of Bark Mitzvah Boy each month in The Observer and at this site.     To read the complete March 2019 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Dayton

Lenora S. Fahrer, age 94 of Dayton, passed away Feb. 9. She was preceded in death by her mother, Fannye Budnick Salman, and her husband, Morton Jack Fahrer. She is survived by her sons, Victor, Ted, and Ed; daughters, Sandra and Sharon; grandchildren, Adam, Jesse, Jeffrey, Kevin, Beth and Max;

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Dayton

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Until just a few years ago, if visitors to Oakwood’s Wright Memorial Public Library ventured to the basement to browse its video section, they would encounter a portrait of Max Kohnop on a wall above hundreds of DVDs. But over the months leading

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