japanese-style latkes
Dayton

By Sonya Sanford, The Nosher The Japanese word okonomiyaki is derived from two words: okonomi, “how you like it,” and yaki, “grill.” Okonomiyaki is a customizable Japanese savory vegetable pancake. Like a latke, it gets cooked in oil in a fritter formation. Unlike a latke, it’s usually made into a

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Hanukkah Menorah
Dayton

By Rabbi Ari Ballaban, Temple Beth Or Like many Jews, I have a little bit of family in Israel. The Israeli side of my family (cousins, aunts and uncles) moved there in the wake of the Holocaust, around the same time that the rest of my family who survived the

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TurnerBook
Dayton

By Rena Neiger, Special To The Dayton Observer Last year, University of Dayton School of Law Prof. Emeritus Dennis Turner heard a story of heroism that inspired him on the spot to write a book. In his March 2018 work of historical fiction — What Did You Do in the

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Candace R. Kwiatek
Dayton

The Bible: Wisdom Literature Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Everywhere in the world it’s becoming commonplace to encounter entrance barricades, locked doors, surveillance cameras, and security officers at synagogues, JCCs, schools, and other Jewish facilities. Sadly, the danger is ubiquitous, even in the United

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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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memorialcandle
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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BMB.indd
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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