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Passover begins at sunset, Saturday, March 27 — one year and two weeks after Covid cases began to take hold in the United States. At the time, area Jewish congregations scrambled to provide virtual Passover programming, Seders, and to-go Seder meals. This year’s offerings come with the hope for Covid-free

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Just in time for Passover, kosher cooking maven/author Paula Shoyer’s Instant Pot Kosher Cookbook is now in print from Sterling Epicure. With 46 kosher-for-Passover recipes alone, from soups and salads to appetizers, sides to main courses and desserts — a number of which are vegetarian, vegan and gluten free —

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Dayton

By Rabbi Elchonon Chaikin, Chabad of Greater Dayton It was one year ago, on March 1, 2020, that my wife, Mussie, and I landed back in Dayton with a group of nine Jewish teens from the annual International CTeen Shabbaton. It was an incredible weekend, full of Jewish pride, learning

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In an email Feb. 16, Beth Abraham Synagogue President Michael Freed and Rabbi Joshua Ginsberg informed the congregation that the rabbi’s employment with the synagogue will conclude with the end of his contract, June 30. “It is with great regret that we write today to inform the congregation that we

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Kim Kenney, executive director of the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Canton, will present the virtual talk, Mentioning the Unmentionables, for Dayton Hadassah at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 9. The author of eight books, Kenney will talk about the history of undergarments, from corsets to bustles to Spanx. Register

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As part of its virtual Community Conversations series, Dayton’s Jewish Community Relations Council will host University of Dayton Human Rights Fellow Paul Morrow, who will present Meaningful Dialogue: Having Conversations on Critical Issues, 7-8 p.m., Wednesday, March 3. Morrow received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Vanderbilt University in 2014. The

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With the theme Celebrating our Beginnings, Dayton’s Seventh Women’s Seder will be held virtually, 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, March 4. Participants will watch the 2013 documentary, Esther Broner: A Weave of Women — about the evolution of Jewish feminism from the first Women’s Haggadah — which inspired Dayton’s first Women’s Seder,

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Dayton

Considering Creation series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek Nothing can convey the rich diversity of creatures in the seas and skies quite like swimming in the Gulf of Mexico alongside a languorous whale shark the length of a standard school bus. And then glimpsing a thumb-sized ruby-throated hummingbird

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Dayton

As part of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jan. 27, Today’s Al Roker presented a segment with Holocaust survivors Ira Segalewitz, Ruth Brandspiegel, and Israel Eisenberg — who lived in the same DP camp in Hallein, Austria after World War II. Observer readers first read about their remarkable reunion in the

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Dayton

Representatives of Dayton, Montgomery County, and the Dayton Region-Israel Trade Alliance joined Holon, Israel’s virtual ceremony for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, Jan 27. Dayton and Holon are Sister Cities. Also joining the program were representatives of Holon’s other Sister Cities: Hann Münden, Germany; Mitte, Berlin, Germany; Suresnes, France; Dongguan, China;

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