Butler County, Ohio Courthouse
Dayton

By Alyssa Schmitt, Cleveland Jewish News A former Butler County magistrate has sued the county and a common pleas court judge, alleging she was required to use vacation days to observe Jewish holidays, and was also discriminated against for being Jewish. Kimberley Edelstein of Cincinnati filed a discrimination lawsuit May

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Noah Wotherspoon. DustyBlues.com.
Dayton

With a goal of sharing Jewish traditions with the Jewish and non-Jewish communities, Temple Israel will hold its seventh Jewish Cultural Festival fund-raiser on Sunday, June 11 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. New to the entertainment stage this year will be blues guitarist Noah Wotherspoon. In 2015, Wotherspoon received

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Boy Scout Troop 236’s Sam Nicholaisen with the commemorative plaque display he created for his Eagle project, at Oakwood High School
Dayton

With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Alexandra Fuchsman earned her master of social work degree from The Ohio State University. She will be at OSU for one more year to complete her dual degree in public affairs. Jack Fuchsman graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree

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pirkeavot
Dayton

By Rabbi Levi Simon. Chabad of Greater Dayton Chapter Six in the Mishnah of Ethics of Our Fathers, or Tractate Avot, is customarily read on the Shabbat afternoon before the holiday of Shavuot. Shavuot is the holiday that commemorates the giving of the Torah by God to the Jewish people,

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Dorothy meets the Cowardly Lion, from the first edition of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, illustrated by W.W. Denslow.
Dayton

Back To Basics Series Jewish Family Education With Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer While shopping at a local lingerie store, my friend J observed another patron slipping items into her oversize handbag as she went from display to display. J pointed at the woman and called out, “You

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Jennifer Stempel's recipe was inspired by the similarities between a knish — pictured here from New York's Yonah Schimmel Knish Bakery — and an empanada. Eric Hunt/Wikimedia Commons.
Dayton

By Jennifer Stempel, JTA When I think of knishes, I think of New York Jewish deli-style discs of creamy potato or savory meat enveloped by a flaky crust. Potato knishes are my favorite because they act as a vehicle for as much good, grainy mustard as I see fit. In

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Liev Schreiber as Chuck Wepner in the film Chuck. Sarah Shatz/IFC Films.
Dayton

By Curt Schleier, JTA Liev Schreiber has trained as a boxer on and off for 18 years. He’s a fan of the sweet science and has played numerous tough guys on the screen — notably the prizefighter Mischa in the concentration camp movie Jakob the Liar and, of course, as

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yahrzeitcandle
Dayton

Herman Jaffe, 75, passed away Dec. 25, 2016, the first day of Chanukah, at Oaks of West Kettering. Mr. Jaffe was the third child born to the late Joseph and Lena Jaffe. They moved to Dayton from Bellefontaine and became active in Beth Jacob and Beth Abraham synagogues. He was

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A YAD event at The Dublin Pub
Dayton

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer When Hannah Schwartz moved from Knoxville, Tenn. to work for the Montgomery County Office of Emergency Management, she hoped to find a social group for young Jewish adults. “There wasn’t anything,” Hannah, 26, says. “And so, I approached the Federation and said, ‘Hey,

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A scene from The Women’s Balcony. Menemsha Films.
Dayton

Movie Review By Michael Fox, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Set within a congregation of observant Jews in a quiet neighborhood in Jerusalem’s Old City, The Women’s Balcony begins with a Bar Mitzvah and ends with a wedding. But there’s plenty of trouble between the celebrations, triggered by a

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