Birthright trips through Partnership, February 2011 Partnership with Israel is offering free spots on a reserved bus for a 10-day Taglit-Birthright Israel trip this summer to qualifying Jews ages 18-26 in the Dayton area. Dayton’s Jewish Federation is one of 15 in the central United States to participate with the

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Mikey Weinstein event, February 2011 Military Religious Freedom Foundation Pres. Mikey Weinstein (Center) with his son and daughter-in-law Casey and Amanda Weinstein, members of Temple Israel Mikey Weinstein, founder and president of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, will be the guest speaker for a program presented by Temple Beth Or

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What’s ahead in Columbus, February 2011 The Ohio Statehouse, Columbus With 129th General Assembly and new governor, legislative priorities of Ohio Jewish Communities continue to focus on care for the elderly By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Joyce Garver Keller, executive director of Ohio Jewish Communities, says she’s optimistic

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Centennial Family Mission, February 2011 ‘If the goal of the trip was to reconnect with our Jewishness and the state of Israel, it worked.’ Riding camels at a Bedouin camp Photos and Story by Marcia Schonberg Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer The tour bus displaying the “2010 Jewish Federation

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Religion, February 2011 By Rabbi Bernard Barsky, Beth Abraham Synagogue Most days it was Barry the Messiah who greeted me first when I entered the Brooklyn daycare center for those suffering from mental illness. I worked there for a year, 2002-03, as a rabbinic pastoral intern, and Barry had a

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Fiddler national tour, February 2011 By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer John Preece as Tevye On Sept. 22, 1964, an improbable musical about Jewish peasants in pre-revolutionary Russia opened at New York’s Imperial Theatre. Almost 50 years since that opening, Fiddler on the Roof remains one of the most

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Mike-sell’s makes kosher products, February 2011 Mike-sell’s employees with a few of their 29 kosher products (L to R): Marketing Dir. Luke Mapp, Plant Manager John Hines, Purchasing/Regulatory Manager Jennifer Terrell, Lab Technician Laura Trego, and Operations Exec. V.P. David J. Smith By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Not

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Retirement of Helen Thomas award brings wave of hate to SPJ national president, Jan. 31, 2011 By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer  Hagit Limor, an investigative reporter for Cincinnati’s WCPO-TV, says she knew she’d learn a lot during her year as national president of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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Feinstein challenge, March 2011 For the 14th year, The Feinstein Foundation of Cranston, R.I. will divide $1 million among anti-hunger agencies nationwide to spur food donations during March and April. The Jewish Federation Food Pantry, through its Hametz for the Hungry campaign, will take part in this challenge for the

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Purim recipes, March 2011 By Eileen Goltz, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer It doesn’t matter if you fashion your favorite dough into Purim villain Haman’s hat, pockets, or ears; these recipes will ensure that your Purim is festive, fun and delicious. And here’s a general tip: To fold into

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