Feast of Giving, Thanksgiving in Dayton Co-Chairs (L to R) Dr. Stephen Levitt, Mike Shane, Dr. Thomas Olsen.
Dayton

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer It might be the largest Thanksgiving dinner served in the United States. But what’s most important to the organizers of Dayton’s annual Feast of Giving — who will host the event’s 50th dinner Nov. 22 at the Dayton Convention Center — is that

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Dayton

Dear friends recall their grandfathers, a Reform and an Orthodox rabbi in Dayton more than a century ago By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer This summer marked the 60th anniversary of the opening of Goldman Union Camp Institute, an overnight summer camp of the Reform Jewish movement, in Zionsville,

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Sally Kohn. Photo: Paul Takeuchi.
Dayton

By Judy Bolton-Fasman, JewishBoston.com In her new book, liberal writer and political commentator Sally Kohn explores what drives us to hate, and how we can exchange our biases for hope. She’ll discuss The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity on Nov. 5 as part of the

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ADL Regional Dir. Rabbi Jeremy Pappas
Dayton

By Alyssa Schmitt, Cleveland Jewish News Rabbi Jeremy Pappas says his journey to combat hatred began in 2004 when he walked into an Auschwitz-Birkenau gas chamber and was free to walk out — an opportunity denied to many before him. He was on an International March of the Living at

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Rachel Haug Gilbert
Dayton

With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Hall Hunger Initiative Manager Etana Jacobi and Greater Dayton Union Co-Op Initiative Executive Director Lela Klein are recipients of the National Conference For Community and Justice of Greater Dayton 2018 Humanitarian Awards. The awards were scheduled to be presented at the NCCJ’s

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Rabbi Tina Sobo, Temple Israel
Dayton

By Rabbi Tina Sobo, Temple Israel We are taught as Jews that we are to “walk in God’s ways (Deut 26:17),” which among interpretations in the Talmud means to do as God does: clothe the naked as God did for Adam and Eve, visit the sick as God did for

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The Daughters of Zelophehad, from the 1908 Bible and Its Story Taught by One Thousand Picture Lessons
Dayton

The Bible: Wisdom Literature Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek My 5-year-old granddaughter’s favorite birthday present this year was Amy Rosenthal’s Dear Girl, a charming book with an empowering message about being uniquely yourself. Her mother texted: “While reading she looked up and said, ‘This makes my heart happy.’”

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Dayton

By Sonya Sanford, The Nosher What makes Russian meatballs, tefteli, different from other kinds? They are typically made with rice rather than breadcrumbs. Some folks make them with beef, some with chicken or turkey. Some cooks dust the meatballs in flour and then brown them before adding them to the

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Coexistence
Dayton

A delegation of Jewish, Muslim, and Christian women from Israel will share stories of how they have developed strong friendships when they facilitate the Partnership2Gether program, Women Leading A Dialogue: A Multicultural Women’s Empowerment Dinner, at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Boonshoft CJCE, 525 Versailles Dr., Centerville.

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Jewish Theological Seminary Professor Dr. Benjamin Sommer
Dayton

Dr. Benjamin Sommer, professor of Bible and ancient Semitic languages with Jewish Theological Seminary, will be the keynote speaker for the 40th Annual Ryterband Symposium, on Thursday, Nov. 8 at United Theological Seminary, 4501 Denlinger Rd., Trotwood. Sommer joined the JTS faculty as professor of Bible in 2008. Previously, he

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