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With Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Tabatha Wharton has been named development coordinator for Dayton Live. She was promoted from the position of senior ticket agent in August. Aliza Lambert has received her Ph.D. in counselor education and supervision from the Virginia Commonwealth University. She begins her new career

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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 October 2022 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Martin (Marty) Sampson Robins passed away peacefully in his home on Sept. 2 with his children at his side. He was born on April 11, 1934 in Columbus to Sophie and Abe Robins, who preceded him in death. His sister, Claire preceded him in death as well. Marty is survived

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Maryna Braginsky had never met her niece Polina in person before. The 12-year-old girl’s resemblance to her is striking. And Polina had never met her first cousins — Maryna and husband Michael Braginsky’s six children. The Braginsky house in Centerville is now Polina’s

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer “I don’t know what baseball is, but I’m trying to figure it out,” says Rawa’a Serhan, 18, a visitor to Day Air Ballpark from the Israeli Arab village of Majd al-Krum in the Galilee. Serhan just graduated from high school. She works in

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A three-part, six-hour PBS series directed by Ken Burns, Lynn Novick & Sarah Botstein Review By Martin Gottlieb, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer The Ken Burns operation now tells the American angle of the Holocaust: The U.S. and the Holocaust, to be aired on PBS in September in three

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Playwright will discuss The Interview after matinee By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer When second-generation Holocaust survivor Helene Gordon saw Faye Sholiton’s play The Interview at Actor’s Theatre Fairborn in early 2020, she felt like she was reliving her childhood. The drama is about a Holocaust survivor and her

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Longtime labor relations consultant Mary Rita Weissman — a stalwart volunteer in the Jewish and general Dayton community — was elected president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton at its annual meeting, Aug. 17. Here, she talks about her pathway to Jewish

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By Rabbi Haviva Horvitz, Temple Beth Sholom, Middletown Although it may be hard to believe, September is right in front of us! Do you know what that means? That means that the football season has just begun, and the baseball season is coming to an end soon. It also means

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The Power of Stories Series Jewish Family Education With Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer A devoted husband and father of seven, Rabbi Isaac Hurwitz writes a weekly Torah commentary and runs a marriage advice blog. Every day, he welcomes friends and strangers into his home for study, prayer,

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