Kvelling Corner

With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer

With a Western hoedown theme, CARE House, Dayton’s advocacy center for abused children, will hold its first fund-raiser on Nov. 4 at Top of the Market. The event will feature live music, raffles, a silent and live auction, and even a mechanical bull. Members of the event committee include Andrea Abrams, Cathy Brown, Patty Caruso, Melinda Doner, Stacy Emoff, Laurie Friedman, Dale Goldberg, and Angela Frydman, chair of Friends of CARE House. “CARE House provides help, hope and healing to abused children and their families through a coordinated and effective team approach,” Angela explains. “During my career at the prosecutor’s office, I tried many, if not most of the child sexual abuse cases that were brought to our office. I did so without the benefit of CARE House and I can tell you firsthand what a difference CARE House makes. Before CARE House, victims of child abuse were at risk of getting lost in the system or even worse, being further traumatized by the system designed to help them.”

Among the honorees for the National Conference for Community and Justice’s 39th Annual Friendship Dinner will be consultant Rick Carne, and college student/LBGT advocate Luke Miller. The dinner will be held on Monday, Oct. 24 at Sinclair’s Ponitz Center.

Falls Church (Va.) High School biology teacher Brian Schwenk was chosen by the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation as a member of its 2016 teaching fellows. The fellowship is awarded to early-career high school math and science teachers. Brian’s parents are Felicia and Al Schwenk of Falls Church. He is the grandson of Cicely Nathan.

Over the summer, Sandy and Steve Schoemann completed their goal of visiting all 50 United States. It began around the time they married, when Steve coached track and cross country. He needed a vehicle to transport students to track meets and bought a VW van which happened to also be a camper. He wanted to be able to take camping trips, but Sandy had never camped before. Steve said, “It will be an adventure!” They were both teachers and have taken trips to attend numerous conferences. They vacationed in Hawaii after Sandy retired, traveled to Alaska last year, and visited North Dakota, their 50th state, last summer. Next summer, they’ll start closing in on all of Ohio’s 88 counties.

Dayton Playhouse and Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra will present a fully-staged concert version of the musical Fiddler on the Roof at Dayton’s Masonic Center on Oct. 28, 29, and 30. Directed by Brian Sharp, cast members include Stacy Emoff, Jeff Engber, Avi Gilbert, Jamie Pavlofsky, and Marshall Weiss, who will reprise the role of Tevye.

The Beth Abraham Synagogue Sisterhood is now accepting nominations for its 2017 Women of Valor Luncheon, to be held on May 3. Eligible for nomination are Dayton-area Jewish women who make significant contributions to their Jewish and/or secular communities. Nomination forms are available at bethabrahamdayton.org and at the synagogue office. The deadline for nominations is Nov. 4.

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To read the complete October 2016 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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