Religion, August 2010 Jewish Observer By Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz, Temple Israel Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz One of my greatest joys comes from working with youths (and adults) in our community who have chosen to publicly affirm their commitment to Judaism and performing mitzvot (commandments) through Bar and Bat Mitzvah. So much

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The Dayton Peace Accords: ten years later, November 2005 By Martha Moody Jacobs Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Ten years ago, the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin brought Dayton Peace Accords figures to Temple Israel On Sunday, Nov. 5, 1995, the Dayton Jewish community played an unexpected role in the struggle

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20th Anniversary of Soviet Jewish immigration, October 2009 Svetlana and Moisey Shapochnik (L) were among 125 guests to join Joe and Elaine Bettman (R) at a picnic in Englewood Reserve Park to celebrate 20 years since Dayton’s Jewish Federation began resettling 80 Soviet Jews in the Miami Valley over two

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Jewish Federation Centennial quiz, July 2010   So you think you know a lot about our Federation? Take this quiz and find out. Answers at bottom.   By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer 1. The Federation’s original name in 1910 was: a. The Jewish Community Council b. The Jewish

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Sinai program expands, September 2010 By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Now entering its second year, the Sinai Scholars program for Jewish teenagers has expanded both of its projects: Sunday afternoon Judaics courses, and funding for Jewish studies electives at The Miami Valley School along with scholarships for Jewish

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Lessons in an Arab-Israeli village, September 2010 By Simon Jacobs, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Mori Rothman of Yellow Springs, a student of Arabic at Middlebury College, Vt., teaches English to children at a summer camp Deir al-Assad JACK and JENNIFER sit gloomily in the garden of marital discontent.

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Partnership brings Israel, September 2010 By Irvin Moscowitz, Dayton Chair, Partnership With Israel Some experiences in life contain such meaning they’re hard to put into words. This is my experience with Partnership With Israel. The Western Galilee Consortium of Partnership just celebrated its Bar Mitzvah. I’ve been involved with the

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Religion, September 2010 By Rabbi Dr. Hillel Fox, Beth Jacob Congregation Rosh Hashanah is almost upon us, and we feel a mix of emotions. The New Year brings us much hope and excitement, but also some anxiety and trepidation. In the past year, we have seen an upsurge in antisemitism

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Transients, July 2010 Barely remembered today, service delivery for itinerant Jews was a hot topic during the Federation’s first decades By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Judaism teaches that all Jews are obligated to give tzedakah, to provide righteous giving to those in need. A Jew is required to

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Kashrut at Covenant House, October 2010 Faced with a significant increase in Ohio’s bed taxes, declining Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements, and the absence of residents who require kosher meals, Covenant House will provide kosher meals on an as-needed basis beginning Oct. 4. On Aug. 25, the board of the Jewish

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