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Story and Photos By Marshall Weiss, The Observer Longtime local Holocaust educator Renate Frydman has noticed an uptick in Holocaust education in schools. “For a while, there was less teaching of it,” the Dayton Holocaust Education Committee chair says. “Now, I think, with the world the way it is, there

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Gangsters vs. Nazis: How Jewish Mobsters Battled Nazis in Wartime America By Michael Benson 2022, Citadel Books, 283 Pages Book Review By Martin Gottlieb, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Jewish gangsters have shown up in plenty of Hollywood movies. But typically they just happen to be Jewish. If the

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Dayton’s JCC is a partner with Summer Camp for Adults: 20s and 30s Weekend, Friday, Aug. 12 through Sunday, Aug. 14 at Camp Livingston in Bennington, Ind. All Jewish young adults in the Miami Valley are invited to join the program. “It’s a great opportunity to meet other Jewish young

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By Rabbi Levi Simon, Chabad of Greater Dayton The story is told about an important member of the Jewish community who passed away. His children received two envelopes, one to be opened upon his death and the other a week later. They opened the first envelope and read their father’s

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With Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer United Way of Greater Dayton presented its 2022 Humanitarian of the Year Award to the Klaben family, at the Nutter Center on June 28. Since 2001, Morris Furniture Company and the Klaben family have provided more than 14,000 beds to children in need,

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The Power of Stories Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer A zoology professor assigned a paper on the topic of elephants to his graduate-level international students. The English student wrote Elephant Hunting. The French student wrote The Love Life of the Elephant. The German

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By Justin Kirschner When you look at the FBI hate crime statistics for Ohio, it would be easy to assume that the Jewish population has it rather good. In 2020, the latest year for which figures are available, there were 10 anti-Jewish crimes reported. Most were for damage or vandalism

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The 100th birthday of the Jewish Community Center is the theme for the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton and its agencies’ 2022 annual meeting, at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17 at the Boonshoft Center for Jewish Culture and Education. The Federation will elect and install its new board members and

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Picnic at Boonshoft CJCE Aug. 21 in their honor With a combined 83 years of service, four employees of the Jewish Federation and its Jewish Community Center will retire by the fall. The Federation and JCC will host a retirement celebration picnic in their honor on Sunday, Aug. 21 from

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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 August 2022 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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