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By Masha Kisel, The Dayton Jewish Observer Previously unseen amateur 8mm footage of the Warsaw Ghetto alongside testimony from survivors and their descendants offers a new perspective on the creation of the Warsaw Ghetto and the fate of Warsaw’s Jewish inhabitants in Eric Bednarski’s 2019 documentary Warsaw: A City Divided.

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Wright State University moved its Charles and Renate Frydman Educational Resource Center in August from Allyn Hall to the second floor of Dunbar Library, where it is now a featured collection within the university libraries. The Frydman ERC includes in its holdings the

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By Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz, Temple Israel Election Day is almost upon us. With real health concerns due to Covid-19, I fear some might decide it’d be easier to stay at home than to head to the polls. This is, of course, why we’ve seen numerous debates about early and mail-in

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Considering Creation: A New Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek The Dayton Jewish Observer For centuries, scholars and scientists, clergy and commoners have argued about the Creation story. Are the Bible’s opening verses about the unfolding of the cosmos, the origins of life, and the birth of humanity

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With Scott Halasz, The Dayton Jewish Observer Skyler Miller was awarded the Martin C. Kuntz 1912 Award of Excellence as an outstanding junior in mechanical engineering at the University of Dayton. Miami Valley School senior William Groger has been named a National Merit Semifinalist, a designation reserved for students in

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For its 2020-21 season, the JCC will present its Cultural Arts and Book Series virtually, with 15 programs spread out from Oct. 22 through May 5. As with last season’s Dayton Jewish Film Fest, the JCC will offer these programs free. “At this point in time, we have scheduled all

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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 October 2020 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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The Synagogue Forum of Greater Dayton will present its 17-session Introduction to Judaism course on Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom, beginning Oct. 19 and running through March 15. The annual class is open to anyone interested in Jewish learning, dialogue, and exploration. The course offers an in-depth

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Bernice Ezekiel Brant died Sept. 9 in Dayton. Born in 1927 in New York City, her warm and loving family consisted of parents Lilian and Edward, and little brother David. She adored the city: roller-skating over the Washington Bridge and spending summers at Brighton Beach with her grandmother. When her

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer When a member of Dayton’s Jewish community posted a photo on Facebook Wednesday night of an antisemitic sticker pasted on the rear of a strip club’s van, her friends could see the sticker really was on the van’s rear. Rachel Haug Gilbert and

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