Dayton Bureau of Jewish Education 1973 Hebrew School graduation was the first post at the Facebook group Growing Up Jewish in Miami Valley, Ohio on April 24. Since then, the group has attracted nearly 800 members, who have shared hundreds of photos and memories. Photo: Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton.
Dayton

Miami Valley Jewish Genealogy & History launches with Facebook site By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer It was Elie Wiesel who said, “Without memory, there is no culture. Without memory, there would be no civilization, no society, no future.” An opportunity came to Dayton’s Jewish Federation last year to

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Courthouse Square, Downtown Dayton. Photo: DCVB.
Dayton

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer The Jewish Federation’s message to the community about the KKK-affiliated Honorable Sacred Knights of Indiana’s planned May 25 rally at Dayton’s Courthouse Square: don’t be there. “It is a dangerous situation,” Jewish Community Relations Council Director Rabbi Ari Ballaban said of the Klan

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Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds (L); his son, Pastor Chris Edmonds
Dayton

Pastor Chris Edmonds, son of late Righteous Among the Nations honoree Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds, will share how his father saved 200 Jewish GIs after the Battle of the Bulge in 1944, at Temple Israel’s Jewish Cultural Festival, Sunday, June 2. He’ll present a talk at 2 p.m. and will

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One of two stone markers at the site where Beth Abraham buried nine Torah scrolls destroyed in the 1913 flood. The markers were rediscovered in April. Photo: Marshall Weiss.
Dayton

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer No one at Beth Abraham Synagogue knew what was underneath the ornate 3-X-5 foot copper marker with no inscription in the Founders Section at Beth Abraham Cemetery. I was looking through the section a few weeks before I led a cemetery tour May

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Dayton

By Alyssa Schmitt, Cleveland Jewish News Antisemitic incidents increased in Ohio from the previous year despite a decrease of cases nationwide, according to a new report by the Anti-Defamation League. The United States saw the third-highest number of antisemitic incidents in the past year since 1979 with 1,879 antisemitic acts,

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Masha Kisel
Dayton

A Bisel Kisel with Masha Kisel, The Dayton Jewish Observer I recently taught about the 1973 classic movie The Way We Were, directed by Sydney Pollack, for my Jewish-American Film course at UD. In this class, we examine cinematic depictions of Jewish characters against the backdrop of immigration and acculturation

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Scott Halasz, The Marvelous Mr. Mazel
Dayton

The Wright-Patterson Special Observance Committee hosted its Holocaust Days of Remembrance Event at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, May 2. Participants heard from local survivors Ira Segalewitz and Renate Frydman. The program also included a tour of Prejudice and Memory, the Holocaust exhibit on permanent display at

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Chaikin
Dayton

By Rabbi Elchonon Chaikin, Chabad of Greater Dayton On July 6, world Jewry as a whole and Chabad-Lubavitch in particular will mark the 25th yahrzeit (anniversary of death) of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson of blessed memory, known simply as “the Rebbe.” There is so much to write about the Rebbe

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Lori Gilbert-Kaye was murdered protecting her rabbi at the Chabad of Poway shooting. Photo: Facebook.
Dayton

A New Series: Our Dual Heritage  Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Poway Chabad synagogue worshipper Lori Gilbert-Kaye killed while shielding rabbi from shooter. UNC-Charlotte student Riley Howell loses life after charging lecture-hall gunman. Denver high schooler Kendrick Castillo dies tackling gun-wielding classmate. These headlines

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Dayton

A string quartet from Stivers School for the Arts will perform Songs of the Inspired Soul at Town Hall Theatre in Centerville at 7 p.m., Sunday, June 30 as part of Chabad’s multimedia concert to commemorate the 25th yahrzeit (date of passing) of Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, the last rebbe

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