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Elliot David Burick, age 76, passed away Feb. 25 in Redding, Calif. Mr. Burick was a graduate of Fairview High School in Dayton, University of Wisconsin, and The Ohio State University Law School. He practiced law for 50 years in California. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Rabbi

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Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz says she wants to help her congregants get to know each other better
Dayton

Thirteen years after she first arrived at Temple Israel, Karen Bodney-Halasz to become its next senior rabbi Story and Photos By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Although she’s overseen Temple Israel’s religious school since 2003 and has served as assistant rabbi there since her ordination in 2007, Rabbi Karen

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Two-year-old Dawn Lerman with Grandma Beauty
Dayton

By Dawn Lerman, JNS.org In her recently published memoir, My Fat Dad: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Family, with Recipes, New York Times wellness blogger Dawn Lerman shares her food journey and that of her father, a copywriter from the Mad Men era of advertising. My maternal grandmother always

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BMB.indd
Dayton

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

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Mission Chair Irvin Moscowitz met with young adults in Budapest’s Jewish community in 2009, when Partnership2Gether with Israel established its revitalization program there, through the Jewish Agency
Dayton

Mission to explore rebirth of Jewish life in Budapest via Partnership Although the cut-off for the Jewish Federation’s June 26-July 5 mission to Eastern Europe is March 1, Mission Chairs Gayle and Irvin Moscowitz urge interested community members to check with the Federation to see if any spots remain. “As

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behappyitsadar
Dayton

By Rabbi Shmuel Klatzkin, Chabad of Greater Dayton For the second time in three years, we are in a leap year. Our Jewish calendar is not just trying to stay in sync with the sun, as with the Gregorian and Julian calendars, but with the moon as well. Running shorter months,

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Candace R. Kwiatek
Dayton

Jew in the Christian world Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Try to explain the Yiddishisms chutzpah, shlimazl, or nu in English and you’ll quickly perceive the challenges of translating the nuances of language from one culture to another. This isn’t just an academic curiosity. “Language,

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Rachel Haug Gilbert
Dayton

With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Laila Blumer played a “London Child” in the Muse Machine production of Mary Poppins at the Victoria Theatre in January. Laila’s parents are Molly and Jeff Blumer. Addison Caruso has been asked to be one of three student representatives for Miami University’s

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Mishloach_Manot
Dayton

The Jewish Internet with Mark Mietkiewicz, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer The ninth chapter of The Book of Esther states in verse 19: “Therefore the Jews of the villages, that dwelt in the unwalled towns, made the 14th day of the month of Adar a day of gladness and

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Callahan Building Clock on display at Carillon Park
Dayton

Leshon Ima, Mother Tongue with Dr. Rachel Zohar Dulin, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Winter is coming to an end. It is time to change the clocks as we enter Daylight Savings Time (March 13), and prepare to celebrate Purim on the 13th of Adar on the Hebrew calendar

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