Determination, caring staff lead Covenant House resident to his own apartment By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer, December 2009 Robert Sussman, 49, sits in a wheelchair in his new apartment at Mercy Siena Retirement Community. Only a few days before, he said farewell to the staff and residents of Covenant

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Hirschfield interview By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer, December 2009 Rabbi Brad Hirschfield, co-president of New York-based Clal: The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership, visited Dayton on Nov. 4 and 18 to lead sessions with students at United Theological Seminary. Rabbi Brad Hirschfield Hirschfield’s presentations mark the

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Style Observations, December 2009   Blayne Goldwasser Style Observations With Vickie Bernie The Dayton Jewish Observer, December 2009 Vicki Bernie University of Cincinnati College of Design student Blayne Goldwasser always sketched fashion designs when she was growing up. “I explored other things but I always came back to fashion. It

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Temple Sholom budget cuts By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer, January 2010 Citing a budget deficit that is eating away at its endowment, the board of Temple Sholom in Springfield informed Rabbi Janice Garfunkel in November that the congregation won’t renew her contract when it expires July 31. “It’s

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Husband and wife community professionals head to Chicago By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer, January 2010 Josh and Deva Zwelling On Nov. 17, Hillel Academy Principal and Director of Judaic Studies Josh Zwelling, and his wife, Jewish Federation Assistant Executive Vice President Deva Zwelling, announced to their respective boards

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Dr. Laz Shabbaton at Chabad Special needs music teacher, race relations specialist, guest for Chabad Shabbaton By Elliot Resnick, The Jewish Press (January 2010 Dayton Jewish Observer) Dr. David Lazerson brings music to children with severe disabilities at The Quest Center in Broward County, Fla. For nine years, Dr. David

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January Holocaust commemoration By Rabbi Judy Chessin, Temple Beth Or & Chair, Dayton Synagogue Forum  January 2010 Rabbi Judy Chessin While we in the United States are accustomed to memorializing the Holocaust in the spring, between Passover and Israeli Independence Day, many of our European neighbors observe the International Holocaust

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An article for Jewish mothers to show their sons By Steve Hofstetter, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer, January 2010 I have spent the better part of the last four years convincing my parents that I don’t need to marry a Jewish girl. Turns out I was wrong. It’s not

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Custom of tenaim makes smashing comeback By Ozzie Nogg, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer, January 2010 Under the heading of Jewish wedding customs, one could say everything old is new again. Here’s proof. According to numerous how-to-plan-your-Jewish-wedding Web sites, modern couples have resurrected tenaim (a 12th-century Ashkenazi tradition) and

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By Joan Friedman, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer, January 2010 According to the Talmud, Rav Yehuda taught that 40 days before a male child is conceived, a voice from heaven announces whose daughter he is going to marry; therefore, it is literally a match made in heaven. In Yiddish,

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