Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford in the 1979 comedy The Fricso Kid. Photo: Warner Bros.
Dayton

A few weeks before the official start of this year’s Film Fest, the JCC will offer a sneak peek at the 1979 cult comedy The Frisco Kid, starring Gene Wilder and Harrison Ford, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 2 at The Neon. Directed by Robert Aldrich (What Ever Happened

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Rabbi Judy Chessin
Dayton

By Rabbi Judy Chessin, Temple Beth Or At the center of the Torah, the very heart of the book of Leviticus, lies a fundamental teaching of Judaism: “Love your neighbor as yourself (19:18).” Rabbi Akiva concluded that it is the major principle of the Torah (Palestinian Talmud Nedarim 9:4) and

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Candace R. Kwiatek
Dayton

Jewish Family Education Back To Basics Series with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Fiercely independent, Dad was not one to let go easily. In his 80s, he was making three meals each day, caring for his own yard, and maintaining his own house. When he broke his leg

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Roasted Chicken with Shiitake Mushrooms and Artichokes
Dayton

Recipes and Photos, By Elizabeth Kurtz, JNS.org Everyone needs crowd-pleasing recipes we can turn to over and over again. This is important for every holiday, but especially for Passover, when ingredients are usually more limited. At the heart of every Jewish celebration is family or friends gathered around the table

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Rachel Haug Gilbert
Dayton

With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Rachel Shon, a registered, licensed occupational therapist at Miami Valley Hospital, will be a featured panelist at the American Occupational Therapist Association meeting in Philadelphia on the topic, Occupational Therapy’s Distinct Value in Mental Health Promotion, Prevention, and Intervention in All Settings

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BMB.indd
Dayton

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

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yahrzeitcandle
Dayton

Betty Jean Goldberger (Knofsky), age 96, a Phi Beta Kappa graduate, social worker, animal lover, and beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, died March 2 in Kettering. Mrs. Goldberger passed away peacefully with her family by her side. Mrs. Goldberger graduated with a degree in social work from the Woman’s

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A teenager suspected of being behind over 100 bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers in the U.S. showing up at the Rishon Lezion Magistrate’s Court in Israel, March 23, 2017. (Flash90)
Dayton

JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Israeli teenager who also has American citizenship was arrested on suspicion of carrying out more than 100 bomb threats on Jewish institutions in the United States. Israel’s anti-fraud squad arrested the 19-year-old suspect at his home in southern Israel and searched the premises on Thursday. He

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Orville (L), Katharine and Wilbur Wright, 1909. Photo: Bain Collection/Library of Congress.
Dayton

David McCullough weighs in on Katharine’s antisemitic expressions By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Now in its 13th year, The Big Read is an inspired concept. A collaboration of numerous public libraries, colleges, and a bookstore in the Dayton region, The Big Read asks the public to vote on

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Asst. Prof. of Religious Studies Dr. Dustin Atlas was hired last summer to expand UD’s Judaic studies classes. Photo: Marshall Weiss
Dayton

New hire in religious studies department, partnership with Reform seminary aim to broaden interfaith approach By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer In addition to the standard Introduction to Judaism and Holocaust courses at the University of Dayton, undergraduates will soon be able to enroll in Jewish Thought and Jewish

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