Dayton Police Officers clear the streets in the aftermath of the rioting, September 1966. Collection of Daniel L. Baker and Gwen Nalls.
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Black/Jewish relations: from the Dayton riots through desegregation Part One of Two  By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer “It was bound to happen” was the headline of Anne M. Hammerman’s column on Sept. 8, 1966. The editor and general manager of the Dayton Jewish Chronicle wrote that city leadership

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By Marshall Weiss and Marc Katz, The Dayton Jewish Observer If Dayton’s Lion Group Inc. and Israeli company Artsys360 succeed on an R&D project, fire departments will be able to rely on 3D technology to locate firefighters in burning buildings. Lion and Artsys360 have received a two-year $950,000 grant from the

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By Rabbi Joshua Ginsberg, Beth Abraham Synagogue A Chasidic legend tells us that the great Rabbi Baal Shem Tov, Master of the Good Name, also known as the Besht, undertook an urgent and perilous mission: to hasten the coming of the Messiah. The Jewish people, all humanity were suffering too much,

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With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Suzanne and George Vlahos participated in the 2016 Pan-Mass Challenge bike-a-thon through 46 towns across Massachusetts to support the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Suzanne, a non-smoker, was diagnosed with Stage 1 lung cancer almost six years ago. After surgery and chemo in 2010,

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Back to Basics series, Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Did you ever notice that Judaism promotes an attitude of gratitude? In the Torah, God announces that Creation is good, and commands a blessing of thanks after eating. Shabbat, the festivals, and most of the

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Look for The Adventure of Bark Mitzvah Boy each month in The Dayton Jewish Observer and at this site.     To read the complete September 2016 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Sidney M. Alter, age 90 of Kettering, passed away July 27 at his residence. Mr. Alter retired as the owner of his jewelry store and was a member of Beth Abraham Synagogue. He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Betty; daughter, Jill Schaeffer (Tom LaVilla) of Cincinnati;

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Chabad of Greater Dayton and Jewish Family Services are partnering on a six-week community-wide food collection campaign for the Artemis Center, which will culminate with a women’s challah baking event in mid-September. Beginning Aug. 1, food collection bins will be on site at Beth Abraham Synagogue, Beth Jacob Congregation, Chabad,

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The late Steve Bernstein (L) with his business partner, Adam Baumgarten. Adam and his wife, Lauren, now run Bernstein’s Fine Catering.
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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Adam Baumgarten was 15 years old when he met Steve Bernstein for the first time. “I was interviewing to be a dishwasher at the Uptown Deli,” he recalled. “Sitting there with him, a Merit Menthol Ultralight 100 in his giant hand, he looked at

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Beth Adelman (L), Julie Liss-Katz, and Irv Moscowitz at the site of the Wannsee Conference near Berlin, held Jan. 20, 1942 by Nazi and German government officials to coordinate the implementation of the Final Solution
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By Marc Katz, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Daniel, our soft-spoken, 31-year-old guide, told us the story of a previous tour. A man in his 80s, recalled that when he was 15, he had peddled his bicycle to a soccer field to watch a game. At that young age,

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