Sanford “Sandy” Mendelson, age 77 of Dayton, passed away unexpectedly July 3. Mr. Mendelson was a graduate of Meadowdale High School and served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed boating, travel, and spending time in Florida. His life’s passion was his business, Mendelson’s, and his devotion to the city of
Project reconnects Judaic artist & calligrapher David Moss to his Dayton roots By Faygie Holt, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Against the window, colorful glass pieces shined and sparkled, the meaning of each square personal to its creator. In a hallway, handwritten and crafted posters about biblical leaders lined
By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer With 33 years of combined service between them, Jewish Federation External Relations Director Cheryl Carne and Jewish Community Center Director Jane Hochstein retire from the Federation this summer. Both started as volunteers in the Jewish community when they had young children at home.
Jeremy Katz, senior director of archives at the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta, has authored the book, The Jewish Community of Atlanta, in Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America Series. A native of Dayton, Jeremy received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio State and his master’s in archival science from
Considering Creation Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer His dinner finished, my grandson was ready to play. Despite a reminder to first wash his greasy hands, he grabbed his high chair like a wheeled baby walker and began to push. My sharp, “Jacob! Hands!”
By Gerri Miller, Los Angeles Jewish Journal As the only woman to serve as Israel’s prime minister (1969-1974), Golda Meir is perceived as a Jewish icon and feminist heroine. But in Israel, she’s more reviled than revered. The documentary Golda, which will be shown virtually for the Dayton JCC Film
By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer With an increase in U.S. antisemitic acts of 80 percent reported by Secure Community Network in the wake of Israel’s 11-day war with Hamas, Dayton’s Jewish Community Relations Council hosted a virtual community forum about Israel and antisemitism on May 27. “I know
Beth Abraham Synagogue, the Dayton area’s Conservative Jewish congregation, has named Rabbi Melissa Crespy of Columbus as its interim rabbi for the year beginning July 1 while it conducts its search for a rabbi. A native of Freehold, N.J., Crespy was ordained at Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Most