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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Dayton

By Rabbi Nochum Mangel, Director, Chabad of Greater Dayton As we approach this time of year, you may hear people saying that Chanukah is really a minor Jewish holiday. They may be basing their judgment on any one of the following points, alone or in combination: • Chanukah has no

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Candace R. Kwiatek
Dayton

Back to Basics Series Jewish Family Education With Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer If you could guarantee your child would be one of the following, which would you most want him or her to be: happy, good, successful or smart? First described by commentator Dennis Prager, this exercise

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Rachel Haug Gilbert
Dayton

With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Reach Out Montgomery County, a nonprofit agency providing health care services for Montgomery County residents who are underserved or uninsured, dedicated its new pharmacy in honor of retired pharmacist Joe Bettman on Nov. 15. For many years, Bettman’s Pharmacy was the only

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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 December 2016 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Indian Spiced Cauliflower Latkes with Cilantro Chutney
Dayton

By Samantha Ferraro, JTA Growing up, my mom always made the best latkes. And while I know everyone probably says this about their mom, I maintain her latkes really were the best. She would stand over the sink shredding and shredding potatoes until night’s end. Then she would insist on

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Ayelet Tsabari
Dayton

By Sandee Brawarsky, New York Jewish Week To read Ayelet Tsabari’s stories is to walk right into the living room of an elderly Yemenite grandmother cared for by a young Filipina woman in Rosh HaAyin, or a loud Tel Aviv bar filled with soldiers in varying degrees of off-duty, or

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Dayton

Gail (Peggy) Eisenberg, 52, formerly of Dayton, passed away unexpectedly in Delray Beach, Fla. on Aug. 8. She is survived by her mother, Barbara Rosenbaum; two sons, Dr. Alexander Eisenberg and Michael Eisenberg; two brothers, Andrew Rosenbaum and Gary Rosenbaum. She graduated from The Miami Valley School before attending The

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Dayton

Part Three Conclusion: Black/Jewish relations from the Dayton riots through desegregation By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Thursday, Sept. 2, 1976 marked day one of Dayton Public Schools’ implementation of its court-ordered desegregation plan to achieve racial balance. According to an Associated Press story, the first day of busing students

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Meeting with Metropoline Transit in Kfar Saba, Israel on Sept. 28 to explore partnerships (L to R): Metropoline CTO Daniel Itach, CommuterAds Senior New Business Dev. Dir. Ann Berger, DRITA rep Hadas Bar-Or, CommuterAds CEO Russ Gottesman, Metropoline Marketing Dir. Livnat Cohen-Dan
Dayton

Dayton-based CommuterAds — which has contracts with 13 public transportation authorities across the United States — is now in talks to bring its messaging technologies to Israel’s public transportation sector, thanks to Hadas Bar-Or, trade rep for the Dayton-Israel Regional Trade Alliance. “Andy Schwartz was telling us about this amazing

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