Dr. C. David Joffe with his wife & longtime practice nurse, Susan Joffe. Photo: Mendy Fedotowsky.
Dayton

By Marc Katz, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer A hush came over the lecture hall nearly 40 years ago where Dr. C. David Joffe sat listening to Dr. Andreas Gruentzig — the inventor of the angioplasty — teach a class at Atlanta’s Emory University. Gruentzig confirmed a new way

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Dayton

Beatrice Friedman Cowan passed away peacefully on the evening of Shabbat, Oct. 19, six months after celebrating her 100th birthday. She was the daughter of Sarah and Harry Friedman and the sister of Jayne Friedman, Ruth Aides, Joe Friedman, Mickey Friedman and Mose Friedman. She was the wife of Henry

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Dayton

Look for The Adventures of Bark Mitzvah Boy each month in The Dayton Jewish Observer and at this site.     To read the complete December 2018 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Members and supporters of the Jewish community hug at a candlelight vigil in front of the White House for the victims of the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, Oct. 27, 2018. (Andrew Cabbalero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)
Dayton

Earlier this year, our colleagues at the three leading Jewish newspapers in the United Kingdom published the same front-page headline and joint editorial voicing concern over rising antisemitism in Britain’s Labour Party. Today we have found a mournful occasion to follow in their footsteps. For many Jews, the United States

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Meme in solidarity with the Pittsburgh Jewish community following the murder of 11 Jews at Tree of Life Synagogue, Oct. 27.
Dayton

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Parents and children arriving this morning for the JCC’s Early Childhood Program at the Boonshoft Center for Jewish Culture and Education in Centerville were greeted by a Centerville Police vehicle at the front door. What normally might be a cause for concern was

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Feast of Giving, Thanksgiving in Dayton Co-Chairs (L to R) Dr. Stephen Levitt, Mike Shane, Dr. Thomas Olsen.
Dayton

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer It might be the largest Thanksgiving dinner served in the United States. But what’s most important to the organizers of Dayton’s annual Feast of Giving — who will host the event’s 50th dinner Nov. 22 at the Dayton Convention Center — is that

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Dayton

Dear friends recall their grandfathers, a Reform and an Orthodox rabbi in Dayton more than a century ago By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer This summer marked the 60th anniversary of the opening of Goldman Union Camp Institute, an overnight summer camp of the Reform Jewish movement, in Zionsville,

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Sally Kohn. Photo: Paul Takeuchi.
Dayton

By Judy Bolton-Fasman, JewishBoston.com In her new book, liberal writer and political commentator Sally Kohn explores what drives us to hate, and how we can exchange our biases for hope. She’ll discuss The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity on Nov. 5 as part of the

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ADL Regional Dir. Rabbi Jeremy Pappas
Dayton

By Alyssa Schmitt, Cleveland Jewish News Rabbi Jeremy Pappas says his journey to combat hatred began in 2004 when he walked into an Auschwitz-Birkenau gas chamber and was free to walk out — an opportunity denied to many before him. He was on an International March of the Living at

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Dayton

With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Hall Hunger Initiative Manager Etana Jacobi and Greater Dayton Union Co-Op Initiative Executive Director Lela Klein are recipients of the National Conference For Community and Justice of Greater Dayton 2018 Humanitarian Awards. The awards were scheduled to be presented at the NCCJ’s

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