Kvelling Corner

With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer

The Dayton Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will honor U.S. District Court Judge Walter H. Rice for his more than 45 years of service to the judiciary and the Dayton community, with a dinner on Dec. 1 at the Dayton Art Institute. At the dinner, the courtroom portrait of Judge Rice will be unveiled.

Joyce Garver Keller, who retired this year after 25 years as executive director of Ohio Jewish Communities, will receive Israel Bonds’ Israel68 Award at its International Prime Minister’s Club Dinner in Boca Raton on Jan. 31.

Russ and Katie Gottesman’s company, CommuterAds, a Dayton-based national transit advertising company, has been selected to work with Michelle Obama’s #BetterMakeRoom campaign. #BetterMakeRoom encourages Generation-Z students to continue their education beyond high school as part of the First Lady’s Reach Higher initiative in support of President Obama’s North Star goal — that by 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world. The movement expects media partners such as CommuterAds to deliver targeted messages that create awareness of the positive impact of continued education in an economy requiring a well-trained workforce. CommuterAds operates 13 contracts in 11 U.S. cities to deliver targeted, location-based messages inside buses and trains.

Elliott Gruber, son of Hindy and Richard Gruber, graduated from The American College with a master of science degree in financial services. He lives in Columbus and works as a sales performance and operations consultant for Nationwide.

Rochelle and Mike Goldstein will meet up with members of their Jewish RV group, Shalom Roamers, for its annual Winter Rally, from Dec. 22 to 27 at the Sun-N-Fun RV Resort in Sarasota. Shalom Roamers is a chapter of the Family Motor Coach Association. Rally events will include Shabbat dinner and services, Havdalah, Torah study, a Hebrew class, a tzedakah project, Shalom Roamer Sip ‘N Noshes, and several other recreational activities. Members of Shalom Roamers come from across the United States; their aim is to maintain Judaism in their lives while traveling in their RVs.

Avi Gilbert, son of Dr. Heath Gilbert and yours truly, is double cast as Randy Parker in the musical version of A Christmas Story at La Comedia Dinner Theatre in Springboro. The show runs through Dec. 31.

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To read the complete December 2015 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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