Purdue University-bred queen bees, the kind used for the Dayton area's Propolis Project. Photo by Dwight Wells/Ohio Beekeepers Association, Miami Valley Region
Dayton

By Michelle Tedford, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Karen Levin stood beside a field of yellow wingstem with flower heads stretching shoulder high, her outstretched arm motioning to the blooming prairie around her. “This is a paradise for bees,” she said. Levin is the “queen bee” — as her

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Fairview High School’s 1974 varsity basketball team. The year before, the squad was all white. Collection of Mike Emoff.
Dayton

Part Two: Black/Jewish relations from the Dayton riots through desegregation A Three-Part Series By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Even before Melissa Sweeny began high school at Colonel White in 1970, she heard about tensions in the building between white and black students. “There were what they were calling riots,”

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Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz
Dayton

By Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz, Temple Israel Every year, as I prepare for the High Holy Days, I turn to familiar texts to help me refocus on their meaning. For the past few years I have enjoyed rereading Rabbi Alan Lew’s book, This is Real and You are Completely Unprepared. This

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Clippings and photos of crucial times in the life of Stephen Esrati
Dayton

By David Esrati There were times when I felt cheated for neither having a middle name nor a middle initial. Dad’s middle initial was G. for Gideon, which wasn’t pronounced Gidi-on, but the Hebrew way, Gee-don. It took me a long time to realize it was the same name. His

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BMB.indd
Dayton

Look for The Adventures of Bark Mitzvah Boy each month at this website and in The Dayton Jewish Observer.     To read the complete October 2016 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Dawn Lerman, author of My Fat Dad
Dayton

By Jonathan Kirsch, Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles Food can be a weighty issue, literally and figuratively, as we discover in My Fat Dad: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Family, with Recipes by Dawn Lerman (Berkley), which began as a blog on The New York Times website and

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A young Dawn Lerman with her grandmother, Beauty
Dayton

By Dawn Lerman, JNS.org In My Fat Dad: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Family, with Recipes, New York Times wellness blogger and nutritionist Dawn Lerman shares her food journey, and that of her father, a copywriter from the Mad Men era of advertising. Recipes include some of her grandmother’s

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Rachel Haug Gilbert
Dayton

With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer With a Western hoedown theme, CARE House, Dayton’s advocacy center for abused children, will hold its first fund-raiser on Nov. 4 at Top of the Market. The event will feature live music, raffles, a silent and live auction, and even a mechanical

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Sheet Pan Apricot Dijon Chicken
Dayton

      Recipes And Photos By Shannon Sarna, JTA Some people take great pride and pleasure in planning their Rosh Hashanah menus for weeks or months in advance, chugging away at kugels and cakes and soup to put in the freezer. I know my grandmother and Aunt Ruth both did

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Apple Pie Honey Pops
Dayton

Apple and Honey Pie Pops By Sheri Silver, JTA The High Holy Days bring to mind certain traditional food customs, the most well-known being the dipping of apples in honey. And while a classic apple pie or cake is a lovely way to mark our hopes for a sweet new

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