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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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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