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Josh Alpert, Dayton BBYO city director, has been nominated by the chapter’s teens for the David Bittker Unsung Hero Award, an award presented annually by the international BBYO organization to an outstanding adviser who demonstrates integrity, humility, dedication, and hard work. Josh not only serves the area’s Jewish teens; he’s also assistant rehousing manager for the St. Vincent de Paul shelters in Dayton. “I am beyond touched and honored that the kids think this much of me,” Josh said. “I am on the verge of tears and beyond words. You just never know how much of an impact you have.”

Josh Alpert

After more than 39 years with Beth Abraham Synagogue, facilities manager Dennis Day retired at the end of December. The congregation is now planning a retirement celebration for Dennis. Keep your eye on The Observer for details, and hopefully, to read an interview with Dennis, too.

Dennis Day

It’s been a busy theatre season for Shana Fishbein. She recently played Joanne in Rent at the Springboro Community Theatre, Linda in Evil Dead: The Musical, and Emma in Prom, both at Dayton Playhouse. Next up, she’ll play Sandra in Springboro Community Theatre’s production of Big Fish, which runs Feb. 23 through March 3.

Shana Fishbein

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