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Religion, June 2010 By Rabbi Samuel Fox, Rabbi Emeritus, Beth Jacob Congregation Our rabbis teach us that when one intends to do a mitzvah, a commandment or good deed, he should do it without delay.  They have a beautiful saying that makes this point, “Mitzvah haba liyadcha al tachmitsena.” A

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Uri Attir profile                       An interview with Uri Attir, the Dayton region’s trade office director By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer, June 2010 In April, Uri Attir began his work as business development director in Israel for the Dayton

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Orville’s Aviators Arthur L. Welsh on a Wright Model B, 1911 By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer, June 2010 Through sheer persistence, Arthur L. Welsh persuaded the Wright brothers to give him a job with the exhibition division of the Wright Company in 1910. Born in Kiev in 1881

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First Jewish aviator Robert Thum   Barely remembered today, Arthur L. Welsh was a leader among the Wrights’ original pilots When news of the fatal plane crash that killed Arthur L. Welsh reached Orville Wright and his sister Katharine, both hastily rearranged their schedules to travel from Dayton to Washington,

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Victory Day 2010 At the annual Victory Day celebration at Covenant Manor, May 9, 2010 Dayton’s Jews from the former Soviet Union recall the Nazi surrender – 65 years later. Photos and Story by Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer, June 2010 Each May 9, there are fewer guests. But

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Jewish Federation Centennial In 2009, the Jewish Federation selected a special logo (inset) to commemorate its centennial of service to the community. The hope was that the image would illustrate Federation’s past, present and future. The Federation also wanted to show the variety of people across our community who support,

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The Federation’s Founder, July 2010 An orphan who became a rabbi, David Lefkowitz worked for the betterment of all Dayton citizens By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Rabbi David Lefkowitz had served Dayton’s B’nai Yeshurun Congregation (now Temple Israel) for 10 years when he arranged a meeting to improve

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Resettlement after the Shoah, July 2010 For resettlement in Dayton after the Shoah By Samuel Heider Samuel Heider On Dec. 3, 1949, displaced persons Phyllis and Samuel Heider and their 2 1/2-year-old son arrived in Dayton on the assurances of the Dayton Jewish Community Council, now the Jewish Federation. From

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Interview with Milton A. Marks, July 2010 Milton A. Marks, the Federation’s oldest living president, looks back on the East End, leadership, and his mentor By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer   Milton A. Marks When Milton A. Marks was a year old in 1919, his parents moved to

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Interview with Dr. Gary Youra, July 2010 An interview with the Jewish Federation’s new president, Dr. Gary Youra By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Jewish Federation President Dr. Gary Youra in front of the Federation’s 1910 articles of incorporation Dr. Gary Youra remembers the moment he decided to step

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