4911 Covenant House Dr. in Trotwood served as Covenant House, Dayton’s Jewish nursing home, from 1973 to 2010
Dayton

The Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton has closed on the sale of the building at 4911 Covenant House Dr. in Trotwood for $3.5 million, subject to approval of the property’s legal description by Montgomery County. The buyer, Ohio-Two Properties, LLC is owned by Todd Okum and Nick Martinez of Los

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The American Jewish Press Association announced in June that The Dayton Jewish Observer is the recipient of two first-place 2017 Simon Rockower Awards for Excellence in Jewish Journalism. The three-part series, Black/Jewish relations from the Dayton riots through desegregation, received the award for Journalistic Excellence in American Jewish History; LGBT-friendly

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Dayton

By Rabbi Cary Kozberg, Temple Sholom, Springfield   A zealot must be shalem (perfect, whole), without blemish, before acting. — Kiddushin 60a It is the integrity of the leader that promotes integrity or prevents the “dis-integration” of the system he or she is leading. — Edwin Friedman,  A Failure of

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Dayton

With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Irwin Dumtschin was recognized as the Beth Abraham Men’s Club Man of the Year at The Fourth Biennial Regional KIO-Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs Honors Luncheon in Columbus. Stephanie Kirtland was appointed chair of the mathematics department of Stebbins High School. She

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Relief of Assyrian King Sargon II at ancient Dur Sharrukin, Khorsabad, Iraq
Dayton

Back to Basics Series Jewish Family Education With Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer In 722 B.C.E., the Assyrians under Sargon II conquered the Northern Kingdom of Israel and scattered tens of thousands of their Israelite captives throughout the far-flung Neo-Assyrian Empire. Prevented from congregating or maintaining their ways,

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Savory Cheese and Herb Rugelach
Dayton

By Shannon Sarna, JTA Samantha Ferraro of The Little Ferraro Kitchen doesn’t just make delicious rugelach — she makes rugelach in varieties such as cheese and herb, cherry pistachio, and pumpkin candied pecan. I can vouch for the deliciousness (and ease) of this recipe since I recently got to spend

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Look for The Adventures of Bark Mitzvah Boy each month in The Dayton Jewish Observer and at this site.     To read the complete July 2017 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Otto Warmbier. YouTube.
Dayton

 JTA The family of Otto Warmbier, the University of Virginia student imprisoned by North Korea who died after being sent back comatose to the United States, hid his Jewishness from the public as negotiations for his release took place, a family spokesman said. Warmbier, 22, a Cincinnati native, was traveling

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Dayton

Charles M. Kardon, age 88 of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Dayton, passed away May 26. After graduation from The University of Illinois in 1950, Mr. Kardon joined the U.S. Air Force. He arrived in Dayton in 1952 as an officer at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. He finished active duty in

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Rabbi David Lefkowitz. Dayton History.
Dayton

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer As part of its yearlong centennial celebration, the Dayton Area Chapter of the American Red Cross will unveil a mural in mid-June at its headquarters, 370 W. First St. in Downtown Dayton. It also hopes to raise the remaining $10,000 toward its $150,000

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