Fed Admin Move, October 2010 By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Boonshoft CJCE On Aug. 25, the Jewish Federation board voted unanimously to relocate the Federation’s administrative offices to the Boonshoft Center for Jewish Culture and Education in Centerville. Since the sale of the Jesse Philips Building and Jewish

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Interview with Geraldine Brooks, October 2010 Geraldine Brooks to receive 2010 Dayton Literary Peace Prize Lifetime Achievement Award By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer For Pulitzer Prize-winning author Geraldine Brooks, her visit to Dayton on Nov. 7 will be a homecoming. In the early 1980s she was a Cleveland-based

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Interview with Martin Fletcher, October 2010 By Masada Siegel, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Martin Fletcher Martin Fletcher, NBC’s Tel Aviv Bureau chief since 1990, observes that the majority of books about Israel focus on the conflict. “I was also a victim of looking at Israel through the conflict,”

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Religion, October 2010 By Rabbi David M. Sofian, Temple Israel Rabbi David M. Sofian We’re all familiar with the story of the ant and the grasshopper. Given the economic realities of the last couple of years, you may have asked yourself, “Am I an ant or a grasshopper?” The fun-loving

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Remembering Lynda A. Cohen, October 2010 Lynda A. Cohen oversaw DJCC Early Childhood Services for 30 years   By Vicki Bernie, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer The Dayton community lost an incredible friend with the passing of Lynda A. Cohen. Best known for her work with children, parents and

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Trail of vinyl, October 2010 By Ron Kaplan, New Jersey Jewish News Roger Bennett At 40, Roger Bennett seems a bit young to be living in the past. But with three books in the bank, he’s making nostalgia a cottage industry. In Bar Mitzvah Disco, written with Jules Shell and

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Ryterband Symposium, October 2010 Sylvia Barack Fishman Dr. Sylvia Barack Fishman, chair of Brandeis University’s Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies and professor of contemporary Jewish life, will be the keynote speaker for the 32nd Annual Ryterband Symposium, to be held this year at the University of Dayton on

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Shop, Nosh and Learn, October 2010 In partnership with the Dayton Jewish Community Center, Hadassah will hold its opening event, Shop, Nosh & Learn, at the Boonshoft CJCE on Sunday, Oct. 17. The event will begin at 4:30 p.m. with boutiques and Steve Bernstein’s Kosher Kafe open for purchases. Among

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BA SIR, October 2010 Dr. David Kraemer Jewish Eating And Identity Through The Ages will be the theme of Beth Abraham Synagogue’s Susan and David Joffe Scholar-in-Residence Weekend Oct. 22-24. Serving as scholar in residence will be Dr. David Kraemer, professor of Talmud and rabbinics at Jewish Theological Seminary. Kraemer

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Child of the Holocaust By Cherie Rosenstein Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer   Cherie at age 5 DAYTON — As a 5-year-old child, I looked out the window of a monstrous bird of steel. The TWA soared over the Atlantic Ocean, taking me from Paris to my new home

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