Newcomers, May 2011 Amenities, hospitality key to encourage new arrivals to stay By Scott Halasz, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Ever hear someone in the Jewish community say, “Nobody’s moving to Dayton,” or, “Nobody’s staying?” Don’t necessarily believe it. Newcomers Lucy and Mike Birnkrant with pet Sidney While it’s
Interview with Larry Miller, May 2011 Larry Miller, the man of a thousand appearances, to play the Victoria The comedian at work in his one-man show, Cocktails With Larry Miller By Masada Siegel, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer You’ve seen his face but may not know his name.
Passover memories, May 2011 My Passover memories By Samuel Heider, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Samuel Heider Passover is celebrated throughout the Jewish world as the Festival of Freedom, the Exodus from slavery in Egypt to freedom. But for the 6 million Jewish people including my three sisters,
Religion, May 2011 Choosing life after the Shoah By Rabbi Nochum Mangel, Chabad of Greater Dayton Rabbi Nochum Mangel About 1,900 years ago, a horrific scene played out. A generation earlier, Rome had put down Jewish resistance and destroyed the great Temple in Jerusalem. Now, Rome was waging a
Children’s author Kate Feiffer, May 2011 A spate of Kate Children’s author brings three programs to town By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Kate Feiffer The last time Kate Feiffer was in Dayton, she was a documentary filmmaker. Now, she returns as the author of nine acclaimed children’s
Children of the Bible Series Jewish Family Identity Forum By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Pick up a children’s Bible storybook and you’re likely to see the characters depicted as youngsters — Isaac toddling up the mountain to the altar, Joseph taunting his brothers with a coat of
Jewish Family Identity Forum By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer, January 2011 Sinai. Its impact on the course of human experience has never been equaled. For a year, this column has focused on exploring Aseret haDibrot, The Ten Sayings of Jewish tradition known more generally as the Ten
Scrolls of Survival is the theme of the Dayton Area Yom Hashoah Observance: A Day of Remembrance for the Victims of the Holocaust, on Sunday, May 1 at 7 p.m. at Beth Jacob Synagogue, 7020 N. Main St. in Harrison Township. Rabbis and members of Dayton’s four synagogues will share
Each of Dayton’s four synagogues is home to a Torah scroll that served European Jewish communities until the Nazi occupation. Here are their stories.
Children of the Bible Series Jewish Family Identity Forum By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer I recently read the acclaimed biography The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore. Like two photo albums set side by side, it alternately traces the lives of two African-American