Folksbiene The oldest, only surviving professional Yiddish theatre company in the U.S., the Folksbiene brings its traveling show to Dayton By Masada Siegel, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer, March 2010 Where would American humor be without Yiddish, with words such as meshugah and shlemiel peppering dialogue in films and

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Aluminum Show With acrobatics, dance and puppetry, Israel’s Aluminum Show at Victoria for two weeks in March       By Masada Siegel, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer, February 2010 Sometimes inspiration falls right at your feet. Just ask Ilan Azriel, creator of The Aluminum Show. After a successful

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Style Observations March 2010   Fred Weber, owner of Weber Jewelers, at his store on Far Hills Ave. in Kettering   Style Observations by Vicki Bernie, The Dayton Jewish Observer, March 2010 Vicki Bernie With the right combination of experience and a loyal clientele, Weber Jewelers is a luxury business

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Religion, March 2010 By Rabbi Janice Garfunkel, Temple Sholom, Springfield, March 2010 Rabbi Janice Garfunkel What does Judaism teach us about anger? Woody Allen’s movies famously captured the stereotype of loud, boisterous Jewish families who expressed all their voluble emotions — easy to yell, easy to hug. He contrasted this

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Dayton DMAT in Haiti The Dayton DMAT OH-5 Disaster Medical Assistance Team — including Paramedic Judi Grampp (seated at table, 2nd from R) and Dr. Kim Kwiatek (seated, R) — was in Port-au-Prince Jan. 25-Feb. 3. This was the team’s first overseas deployment. By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer,

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Yom Hashoah 2010 Rabbi Abie Ingber at a Darfuri refugee camp in Chad Let’s stop history from repeating itself is the theme of this year’s Dayton Area Yom Hashoah Observance: A Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Holocaust, on Sunday, April 11 at 7 p.m. at Temple Israel,

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Israel Independence 2010 From the Israeli film White Balance This year’s community Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration will be held on Tuesday, April 20 from 5:30-8 p.m. at Beth Abraham Synagogue. In addition to food for purchase from Bernstein’s Fine Catering, carnival games, face painting, and craft activities for children, the DJCC’s

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Sinai Scholarship applications, April 2010 By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer The Miami Valley School and the Sinai Scholars program will make five scholarships available for students entering ninth grade for the 2010-11 school year. In addition, the private, nonsectarian college prep school and Sinai have approved adding a

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Passover 2010 The season of our freedom By Rabbi Bernard Barsky, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Rabbi Barnard Barsky The Passover of my youth is well-documented in a home movie my father made in 1949 when I was 4 years old. The entire extended family is gathered at Aunt

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Yom Hashoah 5770 By Rabbi Judy Chessin, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Rabbi Judy Chessin While the watchword “Never Again” is customarily and universally applied to Holocaust remembrance, the phrase is also increasingly appropriated as a universal rallying cry against all genocides. And this shift from particular to universal

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