Victory Day 2010 At the annual Victory Day celebration at Covenant Manor, May 9, 2010 Dayton’s Jews from the former Soviet Union recall the Nazi surrender – 65 years later. Photos and Story by Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer, June 2010 Each May 9, there are fewer guests. But

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Jewish Federation Centennial In 2009, the Jewish Federation selected a special logo (inset) to commemorate its centennial of service to the community. The hope was that the image would illustrate Federation’s past, present and future. The Federation also wanted to show the variety of people across our community who support,

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The Federation’s Founder, July 2010 An orphan who became a rabbi, David Lefkowitz worked for the betterment of all Dayton citizens By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Rabbi David Lefkowitz had served Dayton’s B’nai Yeshurun Congregation (now Temple Israel) for 10 years when he arranged a meeting to improve

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Resettlement after the Shoah, July 2010 For resettlement in Dayton after the Shoah By Samuel Heider Samuel Heider On Dec. 3, 1949, displaced persons Phyllis and Samuel Heider and their 2 1/2-year-old son arrived in Dayton on the assurances of the Dayton Jewish Community Council, now the Jewish Federation. From

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Interview with Milton A. Marks, July 2010 Milton A. Marks, the Federation’s oldest living president, looks back on the East End, leadership, and his mentor By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer   Milton A. Marks When Milton A. Marks was a year old in 1919, his parents moved to

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Interview with Dr. Gary Youra, July 2010 An interview with the Jewish Federation’s new president, Dr. Gary Youra By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Jewish Federation President Dr. Gary Youra in front of the Federation’s 1910 articles of incorporation Dr. Gary Youra remembers the moment he decided to step

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Religion, July 2010 Rabbi Haviva Horvitz By Rabbi Haviva Horvitz, Temple Beth Sholom, Middletown My mission was to write an article for the religion column in the July issue of The Dayton Jewish Observer on any topic of my choosing. It seemed easy enough and I enjoy writing, so this

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A life – in a box, July 2010 Daughter & grandson of survivor give artifacts to U.S. Holocaust Museum Evan Sherbet (L) presents U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Curator Steven Luckert with artifacts of his late grandfather, Michael Kurzer By Renate Frydman, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer A plastic box,

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Centerville’s special prom, July 2010   Centerville High School student Sam Rubens dances with Centerville High School Special Ed. Aide Sue Kelzer at the special prom Vicki Bernie By Vicki Bernie, The Dayton Jewish ObserverOn May 21, the Centerville High School gym was transformed into “Paradise Island.” Amid flowers, vines,

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BA & BJ agree to continue merger talks, August 2010 Jewish Observer Beth Jacob also considering ways to stay independent Stained glass windows of Beth Abraham Synagogue (L) and Beth Jacob Congregation By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer On July 11, the board of Beth Abraham Synagogue voted to

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