Dr. Mehnaz Afridi, director of Manhattan College’s Holocaust, Genocide & Interfaith Education Center
Dayton

‘We don’t know enough about each other.’ An interview with Dr. Mehnaz Afridi By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Dr. Mehnaz Afridi, director of the Holocaust, Genocide & Interfaith Education Center of Manhattan College in Riverdale, N.Y., will present Wright State University’s lecture for International Holocaust Day, Jan. 25

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Forward Editor-At-Large J.J. Goldberg (L) and Commentary Magazine Senior Online Editor/Chief Political Blogger Jonathan S. Tobin will square off on Israeli policy and the U.S.-Israel alliance
Dayton

Two leading commentators in American Jewish media from opposite sides of the political spectrum will debate Israeli policy and the United States-Israel alliance, to kick off the Jewish Community Relations Council’s new Israelity discussion series. Forward Editor-At-Large J.J. Goldberg and Commentary Magazine Senior Online Editor/Chief Political Blogger Jonathan S. Tobin

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Dayton

By Rabbi Shmuel Klatzkin, Chabad of Greater Dayton Among the great comforts of this coldest and darkest season of the year is snuggling up with a good book. Not always does that mean we are turning to things we believe to be lofty. Comfort reading and dutiful reading mostly point

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Candace R. Kwiatek
Dayton

Back To Basics Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer The arrival of Christmas trees, store sales, and holiday music regularly launch a flurry of articles about the December Dilemma: How should Christmas intersect with the lives of American Jews? Author Jan Larkin writes, “My

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Rachel Haug Gilbert
Dayton

With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Beth Abraham Synagogue Sisterhood has announced its 2017 Women Of Valor honorees: Rena Beyer, Leslie Buerki, Debbie DiSalvo, Beverly Farnbacher, Esther Feldman, Linda Horenstein, and Susan Joffe. The Women of Valor luncheon will be held on May 3. Bonnie Parish, executive director

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Dayton

Look for The Adventures of Bark Mitzvah Boy each month in The Dayton Jewish Observer and at this site.     To read the complete January 2017 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Koshary might be one of the best vegetarian dishes you’ll ever taste
Dayton

By Ronnie Fein, JTA Koshary, an Egyptian specialty, is one of the best vegetarian dishes I have ever tasted. It’s street food, sold everywhere you look, including carts and stalls in Cairo — along with everywhere else in Egypt. It’s carb-loaded and comforting, bountifully flavorful and rib-sticking. My grandma would

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On Younger, Maggie (Debi Mazar, L), hosts a Shabbat dinner for her love interest, Malkie (Sally Pressman), and her friends. TV Land
Dayton

By Linda Buchwald, JTA TV Land’s Younger is a fun sitcom about Liza (Sutton Foster), a recently divorced 40-year-old mother who passes herself off as 26 after having a tough time landing a job in the publishing industry. The show — created by Darren Star, of Sex and the City

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Dayton

Gerald R. (Jerry) Colp, age 90 of Dayton, passed away Nov. 23. Mr. Colp was born in Dayton on Aug. 14, 1926 to Jacob and Rose Colp, who preceded him in death along with his twin sister, Gloria Klein, and older brother, Terry Colp, and his son Ronald Colp. He

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Temple Sholom President Laurie Leventhal and Rabbi Cary Kozberg hope to keep the struggling 150-year-old congregation alive as long as possible. Photo: Marshall Weiss
Dayton

Springfield’s only Jewish congregation continues to shrink, but not ready to close. ‘We’re going to fight it until the very end.’ By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer In 1951, New Yorkers Ray and Marilyn Schneider were driving to Dayton. Ray, an engineer with the Air Force, had just been

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