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Dayton

It is with sadness that we report the death of Edward (Ed) Hammerman, son of the late Anne (former editor and publisher of the Dayton Jewish Chronicle) and Ben Hammerman, brother of Miriam (Mimsy) Hammerman Goodman (Martin) and Stanley Hammerman (Cheryl). Mr. Hammerman died on June 23 (29 Sivan) in

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Dayton

The Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce will present the seminar, Exporting to Israel, on Friday, July 21 from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Business Solutions Center, 1435 Cincinnati St. #300, in Dayton. Featured speakers for the event will be Uriel Lynn, president of the Federation of Israeli Chambers of

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Moshe Segal (L) with Orion, and Chaim Segal 
with Yahtzee. Photo: Marshall Weiss.
Dayton

By Martha Moody Jacobs, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Moshe and Chaim Segal, brothers with visual impairments often spotted in the Kettering-Oakwood area, have celebrated milestones over the past few months. Moshe was recently paired with his first guide dog, Orion; and Chaim published the first volume of his

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Temple Sholom, Springfield, Ohio
Dayton

At a congregational meeting on April 30, members of Temple Sholom in Springfield unanimously voted to place the Israeli flag on the bima (stage) in the temple’s sanctuary. According to Temple Sholom’s rabbi, Cary Kozberg, the motion was brought to the floor by a congregant who is an Israeli-American citizen.

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4911 Covenant House Dr. in Trotwood served as Covenant House, Dayton’s Jewish nursing home, from 1973 to 2010
Dayton

The Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton has closed on the sale of the building at 4911 Covenant House Dr. in Trotwood for $3.5 million, subject to approval of the property’s legal description by Montgomery County. The buyer, Ohio-Two Properties, LLC is owned by Todd Okum and Nick Martinez of Los

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Dayton

The American Jewish Press Association announced in June that The Dayton Jewish Observer is the recipient of two first-place 2017 Simon Rockower Awards for Excellence in Jewish Journalism. The three-part series, Black/Jewish relations from the Dayton riots through desegregation, received the award for Journalistic Excellence in American Jewish History; LGBT-friendly

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Dayton

By Rabbi Cary Kozberg, Temple Sholom, Springfield   A zealot must be shalem (perfect, whole), without blemish, before acting. — Kiddushin 60a It is the integrity of the leader that promotes integrity or prevents the “dis-integration” of the system he or she is leading. — Edwin Friedman,  A Failure of

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Rachel Haug Gilbert
Dayton

With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Irwin Dumtschin was recognized as the Beth Abraham Men’s Club Man of the Year at The Fourth Biennial Regional KIO-Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs Honors Luncheon in Columbus. Stephanie Kirtland was appointed chair of the mathematics department of Stebbins High School. She

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Relief of Assyrian King Sargon II at ancient Dur Sharrukin, Khorsabad, Iraq
Dayton

Back to Basics Series Jewish Family Education With Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer In 722 B.C.E., the Assyrians under Sargon II conquered the Northern Kingdom of Israel and scattered tens of thousands of their Israelite captives throughout the far-flung Neo-Assyrian Empire. Prevented from congregating or maintaining their ways,

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Savory Cheese and Herb Rugelach
Dayton

By Shannon Sarna, JTA Samantha Ferraro of The Little Ferraro Kitchen doesn’t just make delicious rugelach — she makes rugelach in varieties such as cheese and herb, cherry pistachio, and pumpkin candied pecan. I can vouch for the deliciousness (and ease) of this recipe since I recently got to spend

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