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In a difficult time, welcome the new year with this easy recipe By Ronnie Fein, JTA Rosh Hashanah won’t be usual this year. Like many of you, my family won’t be getting together, so we’ll be setting the table for two, not 11. It’s disappointing because although we managed on

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A sweet tribute to a Sephardic Rosh Hashanah tradition By Tannaz Sassooni, The Nosher As a kid in Hebrew school, I learned that my classmates would have apples and honey and round challah at Rosh Hashanah to bring in the Jewish New Year, and that was pretty much it when

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An innovative Rosh Hashanah dessert By Dikla Frances, The Nosher Looking for an innovative way to incorporate apples into your Rosh Hashanah menu? Look no further than these meringue-topped apple pie bars. With layers of buttery pastry, cinnamon-scented apples and fluffy meringue, they’re sweet, toasty and sure to be a

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Look for The Adventures of Bark Mitzvah Boy each month in The Dayton Jewish Observer or at this site.     To read the complete September 2020 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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With Scott Halasz, The Dayton Jewish Observer Jane and Dr. David Novick used Dayton MetroParks to help their daughter, Elana, regain strength after her recovery from Covid-19. Elana, who is developmentally-delayed and lives in a group home in a New York suburb, contracted Covid-19 in March. Jane went to New

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Our Dual Heritage Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer My father-in-law, Jack Kwiatek of blessed memory, loved to go to estate sales. At one such event he came across a blackened collection of small fluted cups. Nearby was an equally dingy genie bottle. A

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Sydelle Hamburg Balas passed away Aug. 3 at the age of 94. Mrs. Balas was born March 28, 1926 in Cleveland. She graduated from Glenville High School (Cleveland) in 1944 and attended The Ohio State University. In 1950, she moved to Dayton. Mrs. Balas retired from the Dayton Board of

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The historic record shows that his known legacy of racial discrimination is replete with surprising contradictions By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer The city of Oakwood is home to about 160 identified Jewish households, approximately 10 percent of the Miami Valley’s Jewish community. Chabad of Greater Dayton is prominently

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Beginning with John Patterson in 1890 and continuing with his company over 77 years, Temple Israel entered into protracted real estate transactions with NCR that would benefit both. At the center of these transactions was the Dayton Jewish community’s first cemetery. The story

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By Faygie Holt, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Temple Beth Or encouraged Grant Halasz to use his musical talents there for its programs when he was growing up. It was a skill he furthered during his years at Union for Reform Judaism camps, including Goldman Union Camp Institute in

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