Beth Jacob to vote, December 2010 Beth Jacob Synagogue The question of whether Beth Jacob and Beth Abraham synagogues will merge will likely be decided on Dec. 8, when Beth Jacob’s congregants are scheduled to vote on the issue. In October, members of Beth Abraham Synagogue voted in favor of

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Sar-El, December 2010 By Ralph Bernstein, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Ralph Bernstein (standing, far R), with a group of Sar-El volunteers It all came about courtesy of my cousin in Montreal. He called and asked if I wanted to join him in Israel for a three-week tour of

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Religion, December 2010 Rabbi David Burstein By Rabbi David Burstein, Temple Beth Or The days are getting darker, the nights longer and we search for light. Our search leads us to gather as a community around the flames of tradition. This month we will gather as Jews to celebrate the

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Eight nights of reading, December 2010 By Tova Stabin, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer For preschoolers A Chanukah Present For: Me! by Lily Karr, illustrated by Jill McDonald. Scholastic. $6.99. A book designed to have the look and feel of a sparkling wrapped gift. Inside are the basics about

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Beth Jacob rejects merger with Beth Abraham, January 2011 On Dec. 9, Beth Jacob Congregation announced that its membership voted against a proposed merger with Beth Abraham Synagogue. Voting took place the evening of Dec. 8 at the Traditional synagogue, located in Harrison Township. Included in the vote were absentee

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Rabbi Glickman’s new book, January 2011 Rabbi Mark Glickman Rabbi Mark Glickman, who served as Temple Israel’s assistant rabbi from 1991 to 1997, will return to the temple on Monday, Jan. 24 at 7:30 p.m. to discuss his new book, Sacred Treasure — The Cairo Genizah: The Amazing Discoveries of

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Religion, January 2011 By Rabbi Judy Chessin, Temple Beth Or, and chair, Dayton Synagogue Forum Rabbi Judy Chessin There was a great deal of speculation this summer as to whether First Daughter Chelsea Clinton would take on the last name of her groom Mark Mezvinsky. And the issue of changing

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The last Guild luncheon, January 2011 Covenant House Administrator Maryann Bernstein thanks Guild members at their final luncheon while Activities Director Janice Kohn (L) looks on By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer More than 40 members of the Covenant House Guild showed up at the nursing home on Dec.

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Seth’s Big Fat Broadway, January 2011 Seth Rudetsky Sirius XM Radio host/performer/musician/ writer kibitzes about showbiz happenings By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer He’s a host with Sirius XM’s On Broadway channel seven days a week. He’s played piano for more than a dozen Broadway shows including Wicked, Les

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Pulpit exchange, January 2011 If you want to hear Baptist ministers offer a dvar Torah on Shabbat or a rabbi testify to his faith in church, the Omega Baptist/Temple Israel Pulpit Exchange is for you. The exchange — held during Martin Luther King Jr. weekend — has been an annual

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