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Left, Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds; Right, his son, Pastor Chris Edmonds
Dayton

Pastor Chris Edmonds, son of late Righteous Among the Nations honoree Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds, will share the story of how his father saved 200 Jewish GIs, at Temple Israel’s Shabbat service on Friday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. During the Battle of the Bulge in 1944, the Germans captured the

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By a vote of 46 to 44, Temple Israel congregants decided on May 7 to keep the flags of the United States and Israel in the lobby of its building (shown here, surrounding the temple’s portable Torah ark) rather than move them to the front of the main sanctuary
Dayton

Story And Photos By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer In a vote of 46 to 44 on May 7, Temple Israel congregants decided to keep the flags of the United States and Israel in the lobby of its building, rather than move them to the front of the main

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Temple Israel congregant Lake Miller, 18 of Yellow Springs, is establishing an LGBT-friendly Cub Scout Pack at Temple Israel. Photo: Marshall Weiss.
Dayton

Likely a first for U.S. Reform movement By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Attaining the rank of Eagle Scout often marks the crowning achievement of the Boy Scouting experience. But for Lake Miller of Yellow Springs, who earned his Eagle Scout at 15, it was only the beginning. A

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Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz says she wants to help her congregants get to know each other better
Dayton

Thirteen years after she first arrived at Temple Israel, Karen Bodney-Halasz to become its next senior rabbi Story and Photos By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Although she’s overseen Temple Israel’s religious school since 2003 and has served as assistant rabbi there since her ordination in 2007, Rabbi Karen

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Temple Israel President Lisa Pierce announced that the congregation will hire an interim rabbi for a year following the retirement of its senior rabbi, David M. Sofian, on June 30, 2015. “After much deliberation, and based on the recommendation of CCAR (the Central

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