Wilberforce alumni reunite with the Bitran family from the Jesse Cohen neighborhood of Holon, Israel in a scene from the documentary, Taking Israel. AMMAK Productions.
Dayton

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer From 1988 to 2002, Wilberforce University — an historically African-American institution — sent more than 150 students to Israel for summers of work, teaching, and study. The program’s architect, Dr. Eric V.A. Winston, will present a documentary he has produced about its impact,

Read More
Cincinnati Reds pitcher Jon Moscot visits the Cardo in Jerusalem’s Old City. Photo: Margo Sugarman.
Dayton

By Hillel Kuttler, JTA PETACH TIKVAH, Israel — For questions about Israeli food and culture, Corey Baker and Jeremy Bleich were their teammates’ go-to guys. Baker and Bleich, pitchers in the minor leagues and members of the club representing Israel in the World Baseball Classic, are the only ones who

Read More
kosherusa
Dayton

Book Review By Amy Spiro, The Jerusalem Post Walk into just about any supermarket in America and one thing is for sure: Almost half the food on the shelves will be kosher. How did this happen? And who was the driving force behind it? Those are the questions Roger Horowitz seeks

Read More
The Dayton Jewish Chorale
Dayton

The Dayton Jewish Chorale, led by Cantor Jenna Greenberg, will present a Tu B’Shevat concert at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12 at Cox Arboretum, 6733 N. Springboro Pike. The concert is free and open to the community. Known as the New Year of the Trees, Tu B’Shevat marks springtime

Read More
Rachel Haug Gilbert
Dayton

With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Jane Novick is now director of the Court Appointed Special Advocate program for the Montgomery County Juvenile Court. CASA assigns volunteers to children who typically have open cases with Montgomery County Children Services. Volunteers are often social workers or teachers who are

Read More
Masha Kisel of Dayton at the Women’s March on Washington, Jan. 21
Dayton

By Ron Kampeas, JTA WASHINGTON — “Cantor Kaufman!” Rabbi Jonah Pesner shouted across the intersection of 3rd and D in Washington’s Northwest quadrant, packed sidewalk to sidewalk with women in pink pussycat hats and their male friends. “A song!” Jason Kaufman, the cantor at Beth El in Alexandria, Va., draped

Read More
Candace R. Kwiatek
Dayton

Back to basics series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer While escorting a visiting Talmud scholar around a Jewish neighborhood in Los Angeles, the local rabbi noted that his guest suddenly slowed to a snail’s pace, finally suggesting that they cross the street. The rabbi

Read More
Koofteh (Persian Meatballs) in Tomato Turmeric Broth
Dayton

By Samantha Ferraro, JTA Koofteh are Persian meatballs with many different variations, including lima beans or meatballs mixed with only rice, or in this case, a gorgeous mixture of rice, split peas and the most exciting part of the recipe, sabzi. Sabzi is a blend of dried herbs including leeks,

Read More
BMB.indd
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 2017 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

Read More
yahrzeitcandle
Dayton

Robert N. Friedman, 88. Our friend, our mentor, our Dad, slipped away on Jan. 21 in Potomac, Md. Longtime residents of Dayton, Dad and Mom fled the sleet and snow for the sun and tranquility of their adopted home of Naples, Fla. He was predeceased by only seven weeks by

Read More