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In a letter to parents Oct. 30, Jewish Community Center Early Childhood Director Audrey MacKenzie informed them that a child in the kindergarten class tested positive for Covid-19 earlier in the day, and that the eight children and two teachers in the classroom will quarantine through Nov. 11. “In accordance

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Veteran Jewish records researchers Ellen Shindelman Kowitt and Sunny Jane Morton will present Comparing Jewish Resources on the Genealogy Giants, via Zoom at 10 a.m., Sunday, Nov. 8 as the next program of Miami Valley Jewish Genealogy & History, in partnership with Beth Abraham Synagogue Men’s Club Speaker Series, and

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By Rabbi Nochum Mangel, Chabad of Greater Dayton My granddaughter Kenny just celebrated her third birthday. Her parents — my daughter Sarah and her husband, Henoch — threw a big party late Friday afternoon, the day of her actual birthday, for this special occasion in addition to the birthday bash

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Considering Creation: A Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Creation began with an infinite divine light, the Ohr Ein Sof, according to the Torah’s mystical interpretation found in the Kabalah. To create an empty space where physical and spiritual worlds could be created, God

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With Scott Halasz, The Dayton Jewish Observer Steven and Mary Solomon earned a pretty cool honor from Preservation Dayton Inc. After purchasing a prairie-style house on Squirrel Road in Dayton’s Five Oaks neighborhood, Steven and Mary fixed it up from top to bottom and for their efforts received an Excellence

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Forgiveness is the first step toward reconciliation. By Yousef Bashir, Brandeis Magazine I was born and raised in the Gaza Strip. For years, Israeli soldiers based in Kfar Darom were my “neighbors.” Although the soldiers’ settlement was illegally established on my father’s land, he never gave me any reason to

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By Lois Goldrich, The Jewish Standard What is genius? Is it innate? Does it require both talent and recognition? And who decides who is a genius, anyway? Janice Kaplan will address these questions Nov. 12 as part of the JCC’s Virtual Cultural Arts & Book Series. A journalist, television producer,

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By Gerri Miller, Los Angeles Jewish Journal You may not be familiar with writer Alan Zweibel, but you definitely know the comedy legends who have delivered his jokes. As a double Emmy winner for Saturday Night Live (1975-80), he created characters and sketches for Gilda Radner and her castmates; co-created

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By Judy Bolton-Fasman, JewishBoston.com Sex trafficking and exiting prostitution have been longstanding concerns for American Israeli author and social justice activist Talia Carner. She addresses it directly in her new novel, The Third Daughter. Carner first encountered the topic in 1995 when she attended the fourth World Conference on Women,

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By Tyler Buchanan, Ohio Capital Journal Most young Americans believe antisemitism exists in the United States today. Yet a striking number have little to no knowledge about the Holocaust. That’s a problem Ohio legislators hope to resolve through a proposed commission to better educate people about the atrocities of genocides.

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