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Temple Sholom Springfield

Temple Sholom, Springfield, Ohio
Dayton

At a congregational meeting on April 30, members of Temple Sholom in Springfield unanimously voted to place the Israeli flag on the bima (stage) in the temple’s sanctuary. According to Temple Sholom’s rabbi, Cary Kozberg, the motion was brought to the floor by a congregant who is an Israeli-American citizen.

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Temple Sholom President Laurie Leventhal and Rabbi Cary Kozberg hope to keep the struggling 150-year-old congregation alive as long as possible. Photo: Marshall Weiss
Dayton

Springfield’s only Jewish congregation continues to shrink, but not ready to close. ‘We’re going to fight it until the very end.’ By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer In 1951, New Yorkers Ray and Marilyn Schneider were driving to Dayton. Ray, an engineer with the Air Force, had just been

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Yevgeny Kutik (Kevin Sprague)
Dayton

By Marc Katz, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer In a year of harsh national immigration talk and disrespect for various races and religions, the Springfield Symphony Orchestra will celebrate a virtuoso violinist from the former Soviet Union — and will celebrate the city’s small Jewish community — when Yevgeny

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Dayton

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Rabbi Janice Garfunkel, who served as the rabbi of Temple Sholom in Springfield from 2004 to 2010, died on Oct. 26 in Cincinnati after a long battle with breast cancer. She was 54. Born in New Jersey, she and her family moved to

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