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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (2nd from R) speaks with a wounded
Syrian at the Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya, April 9. To the right of Rivlin is Dr. Masad Barhoum, general director of Galilee Medical Center. Photo: Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO.
Dayton

‘Caring for the sick and wounded extends beyond borders.’ By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer On a night in 2013, two years after the start of the Syrian Civil War, Syrian families placed their injured relatives on donkeys and approached the border fence with Israel. At a section where

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Temple Israel’s Rabbi Tina Sobo at Team USA's B'nai Mitzvah ceremony before the start of the 20th World Maccabiah Games in Jerusalem. Photo: Maccabi USA.
Dayton

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Eight years ago, at the 18th World Maccabiah Games in Israel, Team USA swimmer Tina Sobo decided she wanted to become a rabbi. This July, Sobo returned to Israel for the 20th World Maccabiah Games as the assistant rabbi for Team USA. “When

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Hank Greenberg hits a third inning homer against the Philadelphia Phillies, April 29, 1947. Bettmann/CORBIS
Dayton

By Marc Katz, Special To The Observer If your legs go wobbly every time you see a historic baseball exhibit — and you’re especially interested if the exhibit is about Jewish players — the Skirball Museum at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati should be on your list

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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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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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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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