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Dayton Jewish Observer Editor and Publisher Marshall Weiss received Religion News Association’s 2017 Cassels Award for Excellence in Religion Reporting at Small Newspapers, on Sept. 9 in Nashville at RNA’s annual conference. Weiss received the award for his three-part series, Black/Jewish relations from the Dayton riots through desegregation, which appeared

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Jacob “Jack” Bomstein, a Holocaust survivor born in Poland, passed away at the age of 90 on Sept. 3. Mr. Bomstein is survived by his loving wife, Bernice. He was the devoted father of Moritz, Jeff and Rick; grandfather of Scott Crist, Jessica and husband Jason Trieb, Jason Bomstein and

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Where the GOYS are: a sampling of GOY license plates in the Dayton area
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Photos and Story By Marshall Weiss The Dayton Jewish Observer A bizarre byproduct of the surge in hate activity and hate-baiting in the United States is debate about the nature and usage of the word goy. When Steve Bannon got the boot from the White House on Aug. 18, the Huffington

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On the day of the Unite the Right hate rally, Aug. 12 in Charlottesville, Va. (R to L): Cong. Beth Israel Rabbi Educator Rachel Schmelkin, her mother, Ellen Drake, and Rachel’s husband, Geoff . Submitted photo.
Dayton

An interview with Charlottesville temple’s assistant rabbi & her husband By Marc Katz, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Charlottesville clergy, including Rabbi Educator Rachel Schmelkin of Congregation Beth Israel, prepared for the worst prior to the Aug. 12 Unite the Right march through their town, and remained busy several

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Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Pres. Phil Parker (L) signs a ceremonial memo of understanding with Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce Pres. Uriel Lynn (Center) and its CEO, Dan Carmely, on July 21 at Business Solutions Center
Dayton

Story and Photos By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce signed its fourth international memo of understanding — with the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce — in a ceremony at the Business Solutions Center on July 21. “In our 110 years, the chamber

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Volunteer Ira Segalewitz tells students about his experiences during the Holocaust in front of the Prejudice and Memory exhibit, on permanent display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force . Photo: JWV Post 587.
Dayton

By Marshall Weiss, The Observer If ever there were a need for Holocaust education, this is the time. With the new school year, about two dozen middle and high school groups from as far away as Indiana and Kentucky will likely visit Prejudice and Memory: A Holocaust Exhibit, on display

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Dr. Susannah Heschel
Dayton

By Marshall Weiss, The Observer If your tradition at Passover is to include an orange on your Seder plate, you have Dr. Susannah Heschel to thank. More than 30 years ago, Heschel first added the orange, to champion inclusion of gays, lesbians, and all Jews who are marginalized. Heschel, chair

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Dayton

By Cantor Jenna Greenberg As we approach the High Holy Days season, many symbols come to mind: apples and honey, round challot, the white Torah covers and kittels (prayer robes). Among the many symbols that represent the Yamim Noraim, these Days of Awe, one of the most powerful and evocative

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Dayton

Turning to Spirituality Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Human beings are hardwired to recognize and tell stories, a fact first demonstrated scientifically in a notable 1944 study, An Experimental Study of Apparent Behavior by Fritz Heider and Marianne Simmel. Participants were shown a

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With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Andy Fischer was the subject of Woodcraft Supply’s May blog post, Woodworking Grandma Never Stops Learning. Andy is a retired LPGA professional golfer and pro golf instructor; woodworking has been her hobby since she was a child. She’s been a member of

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