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Upper Miami Valley & Greene Co. included in volunteer’s chronicles By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Austin Reid, 26, grew up in Lancaster, about 30 miles southeast of Columbus, in Fairfield County. The Jewish congregation there, B’nai Israel, had closed a few years before he was born. “Like many

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In the Netherlands, he and his family rescued Jews from the Holocaust By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Longtime Tipp City resident Marinus Bosma — a recipient of the title Righteous Among the Nations from Yad Vashem: The World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Israel — died Nov. 4 at

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Opinion By Martin Gottlieb This season feels like a turning point in Jewish American history. It feels like two turning points. They are related. One involves the connection between American Jews and Israel. The other involves the connection between American Jews and America. In Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu tries desperately to

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Opinion By William Trollinger A few years ago, I was interviewed by a reporter for a national Jewish publication who wanted my take on the fact that White evangelicals – more than any other group of Americans (including Jews) – wholeheartedly support the State of Israel. I noted that one

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The Power of Stories Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Just weeks ago in upstate New York a deadly blizzard trapped many, among them Jay Withey. Venturing out in his truck to rescue a friend, Jay picked up two stranded pedestrians. Eventually, cemented in

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Beth Abraham Synagogue will celebrate women who provide spiritual leadership in the Dayton area at this year’s Women of Valor luncheon, May 10. Honorees are Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz, Rabbi Judy Chessin, Courtney Cummings, Cantor Andrea Raizen, Mary ‘Mahira’ Rogers, and Rabbi Tina Sobo. Event chairs are Mindy Greene and Janice

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Look for The Adventures of Bark Mitzvah Boy each month in The Dayton Jewish Observer and at this site!     To read the complete February 2023 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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James Ross Levinson, age 80, of Harrison Township, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 20. Jim was a good man. He was smart, kind, sympathetic, ethical, Jewish, funny and more. He loved to cook, loved to hug, loved to play catch, loved to kvetch, loved to give, loved a game of

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer With the recent hiring of three Judaic scholars in our region, we introduce you to them here. They are Jenny Caplan, Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati Chair in Judaic Studies at University of Cincinnati; Elliot Ratzman, chair in Jewish studies and visiting assistant professor

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Seeds project offers $500 a year for K-12 Jewish student experiences By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Beginning Jan. 3, the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton will offer each Jewish student in the Miami Valley from kindergarten through 12th grade a $500 annual subsidy toward Jewish programs locally or

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