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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Max.indd
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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A traditional part of the Jewish wedding ceremony is the groom breaking a wine glass with his foot
Dayton

By Rena Neiger, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer “It is not good for a person to be alone” is the first statement in the Torah about human nature, Beth Abraham Synagogue’s Rabbi Joshua Ginsberg says. “The Kabalah teaches that two parts of the wedding couple are plag neshamata, or

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Mr. Mazel, Scott Halasz
Dayton

As a newspaper reporter, I try to stick my nose for news wherever I can. But sometimes the news comes to me when I least expect it. Such was the case last week when I ran into Marni Flagel at the Boonshoft Center for Jewish Culture and Education. Always the

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Rabbi Haviva Horvitz
Dayton

By Rabbi Haviva Horvitz, Temple Beth Sholom, Middletown Have you ever looked closely at the month of February? What does it have to offer? It is the shortest month of the year with fewer than 30 days. It is usually cold and dark, and frequently depressing. It is the middle

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Candace R. Kwiatek
Dayton

The Bible: Wisdom Literature Jewish Family Education With Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer I met my future husband through a kipah-clad classmate at my Jesuit graduate school who mentioned a synagogue on a bus line. Don’t ask — it’s a long story filled with unexpected lucky coincidences. In

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Composer/performer Noah Aronson
Dayton

Beth Abraham Synagogue, Temple Beth Or, Temple Israel, and PJ Library will present Noah Aronson as their artist-in-residence over the weekend of Feb. 22-24 at all three congregations. An adjunct faculty member of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s Debbie Friedman School of Sacred Music, the composer and performer is

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Renate Frydman, author of Anschel's Story: Determined To Survive
Dayton

When the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center opens at its new home — in Cincinnati’s Union Terminal on Sunday, Jan. 27 — Dayton’s survivor community will be well-represented. Following the 1 p.m. opening ceremony and ribbon cutting, survivor Renate Frydman — the Miami Valley’s longtime champion of

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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 February 2019 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Dayton

Ronald (Ron) Bressler died on Dec. 24 at Brookdale of Englewood with his devoted wife of 61 years, Irene Bressler, by his side. He is survived by his children, Dawn Bressler Kaye (Dr. Jack Kaye) of Annandale, Va., Kevin (Karen) Bressler of Dayton, and Andrew (Shellie) Bressler, of Washington, D.C.;

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