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Dayton

Arthur Prince Auster, 97, passed away in Seattle on Jan. 30 after a brief illness. He and his beloved wife Judy, who passed away in 2007, moved to Dayton in 1963 after living in France. Mr. Auster was active in Beth Abraham Synagogue, the Dayton Christian-Jewish Dialogue, the Alliance Francaise,

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Detail of Casimir the Great Arriving at the House of his Mistress Esterke by Władysław Łuszczkiewicz, 1869
Dayton

By Rabbi Judy Chessin, Temple Beth Or “Then Haman said to King Ahashverus: ‘There is a certain people dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom who keep themselves separate. Their customs are different from those of all other people, and they do not obey the king’s

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Dayton

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

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Dr. Robert Goldenberg, co-chair of the Dayton Jewish Cemeteries Steering Committee (standing) leads a presentation for synagogue leaders in August. Bruce Feldman (R) is also co-chair of the steering committee.
Dayton

Story and Photos By Marshall Weiss, The Observer Following a year of due diligence, the boards of Beth Abraham Synagogue, Beth Jacob Congregation, and Temple Israel agreed in principle in December to move forward with a project that would combine their cemeteries into a single non-profit entity, separate from the

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Fourth- and fifth-grade students at Hillel Academy Jewish day school study the Book of Joshua
Dayton

Transitions away from Miami Valley School scholarships By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer For the 2018-19 school year, the Sinai Scholars program will offer scholarships of $6,500 each to three new students at Hillel Academy, as well as three current students at the Jewish day school. The Sinai Scholars

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United States Food Administration lithograph poster by Charles Edward Chambers, 1917
Dayton

By Ben Sales, JTA NEW YORK — Jews were “undesirable.” They were “of low physical and mental standards.” They were “filthy.” They were “often dangerous in their habits.” They were “un-American.” So read a report submitted to the House Committee on Immigration in 1924, written by the director of the

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A scene from the documentary Disturbing the Peace. Abramorama.
Dayton

By Tom Tugend, Los Angeles Jewish Journal Disturbing the Peace might as justifiably be called Disturbing the Fighting. The 2016 documentary follows a group called Combatants for Peace, consisting mainly of former Israeli soldiers and their former Palestinian enemies, now jointly searching for a path toward ending their long conflict.

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Dayton

By Rabbi Shmuel Klatzkin, Chabad of Greater Dayton I remember walking into the classroom at Brandeis shortly after I had decided that I had a much more urgent desire to study Judaism than my major, psychology. I came from a place where we identified unequivocally as Jews but were sparse

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Rachel Haug Gilbert
Dayton

With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Joni Watson was named Western Ohio Education Association Teacher of the Year in November. Joni, an art teacher for Dayton Public Schools, was also reappointed to the National Education Association’s Committee on Women’s Issues by the NEA president. Rachel Westerkamp, daughter of

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Paula Shoyer
Dayton

JCC & Beth Jacob to host celebrated kosher pastry chef Feb. 20 By Marshall Weiss, The Observer Noted kosher baker Paula Shoyer will talk about her latest cookbook, The Healthy Jewish Kitchen (Sterling Epicure), at a program featuring samples of recipes from the publication on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 6:30

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