With Charlotte Golden, The Dayton Jewish Observer

Charlotte Golden

Ethan Zappin, a fifth grader at The Miami Valley School, received his black belt in tae kwon do on Sept. 28. Ethan has been training at the Asian Arts Center of Kettering under Head Instructor Matt Pasquinilli since he was 5. His proud mom is Hilary Zappin.

Joshua Spetter has received the Meritorious Honor Award from the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City for his work on the design and delivery of pre-service and in-service training for Peace Corps volunteers in Mexico. He also received a certificate of appreciation from the corps’ director for his contribution to efforts to standardize training for trainees and volunteers in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Pacific Islands. Joshua is the training specialist for Peace Corps Mexico in the city of Querétaro. He is the son of Lois Gross and Dr. Allan Spetter.

Cheryl Agranoff received the 2012 Lasday Jewish Educator of the Year Award from the Columbus Jewish Federation on Aug. 27. A member of the Columbus education community for more than 20 years, Cheryl teaches at Temple Israel in Columbus. She and husband, Jay, are the parents of Max, Sam, and Mindy. Cheryl is the daughter of Evelyn and Ira Fritz.

Carol Finley and Saul Caplan have received 2012 DayTony Awards: Carol for costume design of Lost in Yonkers at the Dayton Theatre Guild, and Saul for his directing of Souvenir at The Guild.

For the annual Girlfriend Ride to benefit the Artemis Center of Dayton, Faith Tuss, captain of the Cycle Chics bike team, recruited 12 girlfriends including Karin Hirshkatz. They rode 24 miles to help fight domestic violence.

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