By Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz, Temple Israel A pop-up notice scrolls across my news feed. September is National Preparedness Month, a time to promote planning for family and community disasters and emergencies. I shake my head. First, because the timing feels laughable. And second, because I know there is no training
By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer It’s been more than 40 years since the Dayton area has had a kosher restaurant. But that changed in July, when Priya and Napoleon Rajavelu opened Heavenly, their vegetarian Indian restaurant at 9486 N. Springboro Pike in Miamisburg, across the street from LexisNexis.
By Richard Bromberg My wife, Diann, and I ask a lot of questions about the Oregon District massacre. We are impacted in a different way than many. We are red flaggers. Red flaggers are forensic specialists who are risk assessors, attempting to identify people with significant violence or suicide potential.
By Jane Kaufman, Cleveland Jewish News For years, Rabbi Frank Muller has taken security into consideration but never thought Youngstown’s Jewish community would be threatened by the rhetoric of a white nationalist. “We live just over an hour from Pittsburgh,” the spiritual leader of Congregation Rodef Sholom in Youngstown told
A Bisel Kisel with Masha Kisel, The Dayton Jewish Observer My great-grandmother Valentina lived surrounded by plants. Her balcony was lined with potted geraniums and violets; inside were wall to wall cacti. Our ritual when I came over to her small apartment in the center of Kiev, which was often,
Our Dual Heritage Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer On July 16, syndicated talk radio host Dennis Prager testified at a U.S. Senate hearing about the growing restrictions on free speech online. “This is the biggest threat in the history of the republic,” Prager
Dr. Arthur Green, founding dean of the non-denominational rabbinical program at Hebrew College in Boston, will deliver two lectures as the keynote speaker for the 41st Annual Ryterband Symposium in Judaic Studies, Wednesday, Sept. 18 at the University of Dayton. Green will present Excavating Chasidic Texts at 4 p.m. in
Rabbi Judith Schindler, Sklut Professor of Jewish Studies and director of the Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice at Queens University of Charlotte, N.C., will keynote Westminster Presbyterian Church’s second annual Westminster Lecture on Faith and Civic Life at 7 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 28. Her address, The Jewish View
The American Jewish Press Association announced in June that The Dayton Jewish Observer is the recipient of a first-place 2019 Simon Rockower Award for Excellence in Jewish Journalism. A feature story by Editor and Publisher Marshall Weiss about the Gem City Market in the March 2018 Observer, Let all who