Jessica Michna as Golda Meir
Dayton

Jessica Michna will present her one-woman show, Golda Meir: The Journey, on the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 22 at the Boonshoft Center for Jewish Culture and Education, presented by Hadassah, the JCC, and JFS Active Adults. The event, in honor of Israel’s 70th birthday, begins at 6:30 p.m. with an

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Rabbi Yochanan Salazar
Dayton

When Sofer (Jewish ritual scribe) Rabbi Yochanan Salazar visits Beth Abraham Synagogue to evaluate its Torah scrolls and make necessary repairs for several days, the community will be able to watch him at work during his presentation, The Art of the Jewish Scribe: A Window Into the Sofer’s World, on

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NicSalad
Dayton

By Chaya Rappoport, thenosher.com Harissa is a spicy, rich-flavored North African chili paste traditionally made with roasted red pepper, chiles, garlic, and a mixture of spices. This amped-up Niçoise salad is bright and punchy.   Notes 1. You can simplify this recipe; buy ready-made harissa. 2. Don’t stress about making

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Rachel Haug Gilbert
Dayton

With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Nikki Lapine graduated cum laude from South Texas College of Law — Houston. She is a graduate of Northmont High School and a former member of Temple Israel in Dayton. During law school, Nikki was the president of the Jewish Studies Association,

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Candace R. Kwiatek
Dayton

The Bible: Wisdom Literature Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer In early June, like millions of Americans across the political spectrum, I was stunned to read a public farewell letter by Charles Krauthammer just two weeks before his death. A familiar face in broadcast

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Friends having fun with confetti while dancing
Dayton

By Jordana Horn, Kveller.com My son’s Bar Mitzvah happened about two months ago. Obviously, being the proud Jewish mama that I am, I have to say the kid nailed it. But I am not here to write The Ultimate Kvell. Rather, I’d like to share with you the lessons I

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The Thorpe children and their parents Miriam Taylor Thorpe (3rd from right), and Martyn Thorpe (2nd from right), celebrate Esther’s B’nai Mitzvah with congregant Hava Fleming. Photo courtesy of Miriam Taylor Thorpe.
Dayton

By Josefin Dolsten, JTA When Esther Thorpe came out as non-binary a year ago, identifying neither as male nor female, Miriam Taylor Thorpe was worried. Esther’s mother already had a child come out as gay and feared that Esther, 14, would have trouble finding a Jewish community that would be

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March17.indd
Dayton

At its annual conference in June, the American Jewish Press Association presented its first-place Simon Rockower Award for Journalistic Excellence in American Jewish History to The Dayton Jewish Observer, in the category of publications with circulation below 15,000. Observer Editor and Publisher Marshall Weiss received the award for his article,

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JewBelong Co-Founder Archie Gottesman. JFNA.
Dayton

The Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton will reveal its major upcoming community priorities, at its 108th annual meeting, on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. at the Boonshoft Center for Jewish Culture and Education. The priorities came out of the Jewish Dayton Dreams Big visioning study and focus groups, which

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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 August 2018 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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