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Nagi T. Ahmed Nasr, age 79 of Dayton, passed away March 5. He was born May 20, 1940 in Cairo, Egypt, the son of Hassan and Malaka Ahmed Nasr. He is survived by his wife, Beverly Farnbacher; children, Lelia Jenkins and Nadia (Jason) Saunders; grandchildren, Alana, Adassa, Jacob and Jase;

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Key leader of Teleki Square Synagogue revitalization who worked on film visits Dayton for screening at Neon By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Over nearly two decades, András Mayer and his brother, Gábor, have led the rebirth and restoration of the Teleki Square Synagogue, Budapest’s last shtiebel (little Jewish

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Temple Israel hosts Aimee Ginsburg Bikel reading children’s book based on her husband’s childhood An interview by Jonathan Kirsch, Los Angeles Jewish Journal Theodore Bikel’s The City of Light — published in December — is based on a short story by Theodore Bikel, but the book’s author is his widow,

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It was the summer of 1997 when Dayton Playhouse’s Futurefest presented Faye Sholiton’s new play, The Interview, about a Holocaust survivor and her estranged daughter. Since then, The Interview has had more than three dozen readings and staged productions across the United States. Sholiton — a prolific playwright and founding

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Jenny Caplan breathed a big sigh of relief recently when she finished up a big editing project that took nearly two years. An assistant professor in the department of philosophy and religious studies at Towson University, Jenny edited a collection of academic essays on the television show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. The

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A Bisel Kisel with Masha Kisel, The Dayton Jewish Observer I grew up in the Soviet Union in the 1980s and immigrated to Chicago, where I struggled to fit into a suburban Jewish private school. My husband, Sam Dorf, grew up in the vibrant Jewish community of Brookline, just outside

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Opinion By Michele Dritz I really enjoy Masha Kisel’s writing, especially her columns where she describes the history and culture of her family, and of Eastern Europe. I often learn something new and get to glimpse things from her unique vantage point. It is because of that enjoyment and respect

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By Rabbi Elchonon Chaikin, Chabad of Greater Dayton Since I was a child, Purim has been one of the year’s greatest highlights. I continue to look forward to it each year as winter comes to a close. The memories of seeing who had the loudest grogger, of making sure to

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Our Dual Heritage Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer It took more than 300 boxes, three sets of movers, and two weeks to move just over a mile to our new home. Who knew we had so much stuff, even after we’d eliminated all

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Pamela Rae Schuller, who champions inclusion through her stand-up comedy and storytelling, will perform as part of Temple Beth Or’s Purim celebrations, Sunday, March 8. An alumna of Goldman Union Camp Institute, Schuller shares stories of growing up with a severe case of Tourette syndrome. From 5 to 6 p.m.,

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