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Look for The Adventures of Bark Mitzvah Boy each month in The Dayton Jewish Observer and at this site. To read the complete June 2016 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer In Sydney Taylor’s 1950s All-of-a-Kind Family children’s novels, the Jewish family resembles an urban version of the Waltons or the Cleavers from Leave it to Beaver: all are traditionally nuclear, generally patriarchal with breadwinner fathers and homemaker mothers, and

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By Bryan Libit, thenosher.com My mom grew up in New York and went on the hunt for the perfect babka she remembered from the Jewish delis and bakeries that used to be all over the city. Now there are barely any great bakeries left, so, other than perfecting her golf

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By Rabbi Hershel Spalter, Chabad of Greater Dayton As graduations lead into summer, the connection between them and our lives becomes clear. When my Zaydie (grandfather) visited me when I studied at a yeshiva high school, he shared with me a lesson his father had taught him. What he said at

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H. Ira Fritz, Ph.D., age 80 of Dayton, passed away April 26 at Kettering Medical Center. Dr. Fritz was a retired biochemistry professor from Wright State University and was a professor at Union Institute. He was a member of Beth Abraham Synagogue and Men’s Club, and a member of Rod

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Temple Israel congregant Lake Miller, 18 of Yellow Springs, is establishing an LGBT-friendly Cub Scout Pack at Temple Israel. Photo: Marshall Weiss.
Dayton

Likely a first for U.S. Reform movement By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Attaining the rank of Eagle Scout often marks the crowning achievement of the Boy Scouting experience. But for Lake Miller of Yellow Springs, who earned his Eagle Scout at 15, it was only the beginning. A

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Originally the Dayton area’s Jewish country club, Meadowbrook became a public course owned and operated by the city of Clayton in 2014
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Over a period of 90 years, it was a family club as much as a country club. By Marc Katz, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer It was unseasonably cool on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 1963, when Arnold Palmer drove the first hole at Meadowbrook in an era when even the

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Women of the Wall Exec. Dir. Lesley Sachs gives an update on the Israeli NGO at Temple Israel April 13
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‘You here have made a difference’ By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Each month, Women of the Wall Executive Director Lesley Sachs says she must think of a new, creative way to smuggle a Torah scroll into the women’s section at the Western Wall — Judaism’s holiest site —

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Entrance to the Mikvé Israel-Emanuel, Willemstad, Curaçao. The synagogue's spiritual leader, Cantor Avery Tracht, has Dayton roots.
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Story and Photos By Jon Freeman, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer A February trip to the Caribbean island of Curaçao gave me the kind of unexpected connection to Judaism I’ve only felt a few times in my life. When my family and I disembarked from our ship, instead of

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With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Grant Halasz, son of Teri and Dr. Michael Halasz, has earned his third varsity letter and the 2015-16 Academic All-Ohio Bowler Award. He is one of three bowlers on the Centerville High School Boys and Girls, JV and Varsity Teams to qualify

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