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Religion, July 2010 Rabbi Haviva Horvitz By Rabbi Haviva Horvitz, Temple Beth Sholom, Middletown My mission was to write an article for the religion column in the July issue of The Dayton Jewish Observer on any topic of my choosing. It seemed easy enough and I enjoy writing, so this

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A life – in a box, July 2010 Daughter & grandson of survivor give artifacts to U.S. Holocaust Museum Evan Sherbet (L) presents U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Curator Steven Luckert with artifacts of his late grandfather, Michael Kurzer By Renate Frydman, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer A plastic box,

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Centerville’s special prom, July 2010   Centerville High School student Sam Rubens dances with Centerville High School Special Ed. Aide Sue Kelzer at the special prom Vicki Bernie By Vicki Bernie, The Dayton Jewish ObserverOn May 21, the Centerville High School gym was transformed into “Paradise Island.” Amid flowers, vines,

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BA & BJ agree to continue merger talks, August 2010 Jewish Observer Beth Jacob also considering ways to stay independent Stained glass windows of Beth Abraham Synagogue (L) and Beth Jacob Congregation By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer On July 11, the board of Beth Abraham Synagogue voted to

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A day in Gush Etzion, August 2010 Jewish Observer West Bank settlement bloc Photos and Story By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer At an elementary school in Tekoa that integrates secular and observant students Only a 15-minute drive south via a new road from Jerusalem, the Gush Etzion settlement

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JAFI’s new mission, August 2010 Jewish Observer At JAFI Assembly, Sharansky lauds Partnership With Israel program JAFI Chairman Natan Sharansky (R) listens as Israeli President Shimon Peres opens the JAFI Assembly, June 20 in Jerusalem Photos and Story By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Faced with the end of

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Observer takes 1st-place, August 2010 Jewish Observer The cover story from the January 2009 Dayton Jewish Observer At the American Jewish Press Association’s annual conference, held in Scottsdale in June, The Dayton Jewish Observer received the first-place award for excellence in feature writing for newspapers with up to 7,499 circulation.

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Religion, August 2010 Jewish Observer By Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz, Temple Israel Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz One of my greatest joys comes from working with youths (and adults) in our community who have chosen to publicly affirm their commitment to Judaism and performing mitzvot (commandments) through Bar and Bat Mitzvah. So much

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The Dayton Peace Accords: ten years later, November 2005 By Martha Moody Jacobs Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Ten years ago, the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin brought Dayton Peace Accords figures to Temple Israel On Sunday, Nov. 5, 1995, the Dayton Jewish community played an unexpected role in the struggle

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20th Anniversary of Soviet Jewish immigration, October 2009 Svetlana and Moisey Shapochnik (L) were among 125 guests to join Joe and Elaine Bettman (R) at a picnic in Englewood Reserve Park to celebrate 20 years since Dayton’s Jewish Federation began resettling 80 Soviet Jews in the Miami Valley over two

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