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Rachel Haug Gilbert
Dayton

With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Dottie Engelhardt celebrated her 90th birthday. Joni Watson was appointed to the National Education Association Internal Language Review Stakeholder Task Force, to review NEA’s language through a racial-equity lens. Springboro High School senior Seth Conte has earned his Eagle Scout rank. For

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Matzah Ball Pho
Dayton

By Sonya Sanford, The Nosher Growing up in Seattle, it’s easy to fall in love with pho. Nearly as ubiquitous as coffee shops or teriyaki spots (yes, teriyaki), pho restaurants seem to be just around every corner of the city. They welcome you in from the cold and the rain

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Dayton

Chabad of Greater Dayton will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a gala dinner at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 23 at The Dayton Art Institute. Honorees for the gala are Sylvia and Ralph Heyman, Rabbi Shmuel Klatzkin, and Mimi and Stuart Rose. Entertainment for the evening will feature speedpainting with

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Dayton

The Synagogue Forum of Greater Dayton will present its 16-session course, From Door to Door: Introduction to Judaism, on Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 8. The annual class opens Dayton’s synagogues to anyone interested in Jewish learning, dialogue, and exploration. From Door to Door offers an in-depth

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Animated segment from Dear Fredy
Dayton

Jewish Family Services and Rainbow Elder Care are co-sponsoring the screening of the documentary Dear Fredy for the Dayton LGBT Film Festival, at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 14 at The Neon, 130 E. Fifth St., Dayton. An openly gay Jew, Fredy Hirsch set up a daycare center for Jewish

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Dayton

Daniel Kory Weckstein of Oakwood, passed away on Aug. 28 after a resilient battle with brain cancer at the young age of 44. Mr. Weckstein is survived by his wife, Kellie; children, Collin and Casey; parents, Donald and Caryl Weckstein; sister, Debbie (Larry) Frank; and brother Jerry (Caryn) Weckstein. Mr.

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Dayton

Look for The Adventures of Bark Mitzvah Boy each month in The Dayton Jewish Observer and at this site.     To read the complete October 2018 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Yevgeny Kutik. Photo: Corey Hayes.
Dayton

Russian-Jewish violinist Yevgeny Kutik returns to the Miami Valley for a series of concerts, performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, Sept. 28, 29, and 30 at the Schuster Center. A native of Minsk, Belarus, Kutik immigrated to the United States with his family when he

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Left, Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds; Right, his son, Pastor Chris Edmonds
Dayton

Pastor Chris Edmonds, son of late Righteous Among the Nations honoree Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds, will share the story of how his father saved 200 Jewish GIs, at Temple Israel’s Shabbat service on Friday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. During the Battle of the Bulge in 1944, the Germans captured the

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Sisters Hermene (L) and Josephine Schwarz, founders of the Dayton Ballet, the Schwarz School of Dance, and the Linden Center Dance School. Photo: Dayton Daily News Collection, Special Collections 
& Archives, Wright State University
Dayton

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer “I wanted to do whatever my sister did,” Carol Ann Shockley recalls. “She was three-and-a-half years older than me. And I wanted to be just like her. She wanted to dance.” Carol Ann’s sister was the late Jeraldyne Blunden, founder of Jeraldyne’s School

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