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Candace R. Kwiatek
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Jew in the Christian World  By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Immortalized in the most popular of Christian folk-hymns, grace seems an unlikely topic for a Jewish Bible study class. Well-known to Christians, the term is generally familiar to Jewish audiences only in the expression grace after meals

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Candace R. Kwiatek
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Jew in the Christian world  Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Following a two-year courtship, Conservative synagogues B’nai Tzedek and Ohav Shalom in Cincinnati recently joined together in a marriage ceremony, forming Congregation Etz Chaim. Attended by hundreds dressed in tuxedos and gowns, it was

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Jew in the Christian world  Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer During a book discussion that raised questions about Jewish history, rituals, and beliefs, one of the Christian attendees said to me, “Thank you so much for your comments. I’ve met Jewish people before, but

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By Rabbi Shmuel Klatzkin, Chabad of Greater Dayton There were many reasons why my path should never have crossed that of the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson, whose 20th yahrzeit (anniversary of his death) the world has just marked. My Jewish experience was limited to the liberal variety, and my

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Dayton’s Jews of color share their stories By Michelle Tedford, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Janice Davies-May’s most recent steps on her lifelong spiritual journey were down the hallway at Temple Israel. It was the first Shabbat after her Oct. 19 Bat Mitzvah with the temple’s adult B’nai Mitzvah class.

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Ousted rabbi sues previous congregation in Pa. claiming interference with his contract at Dayton synagogue By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer In an Oct. 23 letter sent to members of Beth Jacob Congregation, President Dr. Herman Abromowitz wrote that he and the three other executive officers of the synagogue’s

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Rabbi Janice Garfunkel, who served as the rabbi of Temple Sholom in Springfield from 2004 to 2010, died on Oct. 26 in Cincinnati after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 54. Born in New Jersey, she and her family moved to

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How the Great Dayton Flood shifted the course of Jewish life here By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer For nearly three days, the Israel family huddled on the roof and in the attic of their home, 241 Sycamore St. in Dayton. Trapped above the waters March 23-25 during the

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Bernice Berkenfield, age 96 of Kettering, passed away on Feb. 25 at The Suites at Walnut Creek, Kettering. “Barney” was born June 28, 1915 in Pittsburgh, Pa. to the late Benjamin and Rhea (Klineman) Steinberg. She was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Morton R. Dworken of

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer There was hardly a place to stand when the funeral service for Ilya Golub began on Dec. 25 in the chapel at Beth Jacob Cemetery. Members of the Russian-Jewish community, friends, business associates and neighbors came to remember the hard working, gregarious Golub,

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