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Rabbi David M. Sofian

  Temple Israel Senior Rabbi David M. Sofian reflects on his retirement By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Rabbi David M. Sofian takes confirmation seriously. His goal, he says, is to challenge teens to think of themselves as Jewish adults. “I want them to give up a kind of

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  The Jewish Internet with Mark Mietkiewicz, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Did you get that email about the company that’s boycotting Israel? Or the message about what that antisemitic actor said? Or the politician who trivialized the Holocaust? Actually, those events may never have happened. You could be

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Rachel Haug Gilbert

With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer At this year’s Cantors Assembly Convention, May 3-7 in Chicago, Beth Abraham Synagogue Cantor Andrea Raizen and Cantor Jenna Greenberg performed two new duets composed by Beth Abraham Cantor Emeritus Jerome P. Kopmar. They sang for a session to introduce Jerry’s new

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Candace R. Kwiatek
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Jew in the Christian World  By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Immortalized in the most popular of Christian folk-hymns, grace seems an unlikely topic for a Jewish Bible study class. Well-known to Christians, the term is generally familiar to Jewish audiences only in the expression grace after meals

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By Rabbi David Burstein, Temple Beth Or I remember meeting my friend Vicki for the first time in the parking lot of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati. I had returned after taking a year and a half off to collect my head and recover from a medical

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Leshon Ima, Mother Tongue with Dr. Rachel Zohar Dulin, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer The school year is ending, and for those who are leaving the formal educational system, this is a time of inner searching, a time to look toward the future. In honor of our graduates, let’s

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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 June 2015 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Gerald B. Jacoby, age 91, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Dayton, passed away May 14. Mr. Jacoby was a retired mechanical engineer from Delco Moraine with 35 years of service. He received his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University, was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, serving in the

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Iran Globe Region

Disagreement on the Iran agreement: Dayton Dragons co-owner/National Jewish Democratic Council Chair Greg Rosenbaum & U.S. Rep. Mike Turner weigh in By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Among the 14 Jewish Democratic leaders and fund-raisers President Barack Obama met with at the White House on the afternoon of April 13

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Sandy Sloane-Brenner, Hillel Academy’s Judaics teacher for kindergarten through grade 2, reviews the Passover Haggadah with students. Sloane-Brenner has taught at the Jewish day school since 1972.

Hillel Academy to honor Sandy Sloane-Brenner By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer “Moses was in my class. He was the cutest boy,” Sandy Sloane-Brenner quips when she looks back over her years of teaching at Hillel Academy. “Hillel’s been my home for so many years, it’s very touching for

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