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Mary and Pastor Gary Trenum of Victory Christian Church in Kettering. The Trenums organized the first Dayton & Cincinnati Night To Honor Israel
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With a rightward evangelical pull, CUFI program aimed at Christians to support and raise funds for the Jewish state By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Auschwitz survivor Irving Roth, a noted speaker who founded the Holocaust Resource Center in Manhasset, N.Y., is slated to give the keynote speech at

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Interim Rabbi Ilene Bogosian
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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer A dozen years ago, Rabbi Ilene Bogosian was one of three rabbis sent to congregations to test out the Reform movement’s interim ministry pilot project. Now she is one of 16 interim rabbis in a well-established program coordinated through the placement service of

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Jew in the Christian World By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Imprisoned in Lemberg concentration camp, a young Simon Wiesenthal is summoned to the bedside of a dying Nazi soldier who asks his forgiveness for the brutal massacre of an entire village of Jews. “In his confession there

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Rachel Haug Gilbert
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With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Hail to the new chiefs! Three area synagogues and temples elected new presidents this summer. Mazel tov to Ellen Leffak at Beth Abraham, Bart Weprin at Temple Israel, and Laurie Leventhal at Temple Sholom in Springfield. Adam Fried, son of Claudia and

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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 August 2015 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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By Rabbi Levi Simon, Chabad of Greater Dayton If you would see my son Shmuel you might mistake him for a girl, as many have, because of his long hair. Rochel, my wife, and I are not having him grow up as a hippie; we are marking the beginning of

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Morey Amsterdam as Buddy Sorrell on The Dick Van Dyke Show
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The Jewish Internet with Mark Mietkiewicz, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Q: What do these performers have in common: Kirk Douglas, Paula Abdul and Krusty the Clown? A: They all celebrated their high-profile Bar or Bat Mitzvahs as adults. The Bar Mitzvah is not only a rite of passage,

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Jewish Wedding by Marc Chagall, 1912
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Leshon Ima – Mother Tongue with Dr. Rachel Zohar Dulin, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Many are the words and phrases in the Hebrew language that express joy and celebratory events. Indeed, the language is rooted in a culture that is rich in celebrations, immersed in festivities and exultations

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Beverly Ruth Froikin, age 86, of Los Angeles, formerly of Dayton, died June 1. Mrs. Froikin retired from Hillel Academy in Dayton in 1986 after 25 years of service, and was a member of Beth Abraham Synagogue, where she sang in the choir. Mrs. Froikin was preceded in death by

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Dayton’s three liberal Jewish congregations joined with 17 area churches to celebrate the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 26 ruling in support of gay marriage. Hours after the Supreme Court’s decision, We Do Support Marriage Equality — an interfaith coalition of clergy and congregations across

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