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Marilyn Garison, age 94 of Trotwood, passed away Sept. 8 at Friendship Village. Mrs. Garison retired from the Dayton VA Medical Center after 26 years of service. She was a longtime member of Beth Jacob Synagogue, a charter member of B’nai B’rith Women, member of Hadassah, Beth Jacob Sisterhood, and

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By Marshall Weiss, The Observer Beth Jacob Congregation announced Oct. 11 that it has hired Rabbi Leibel Agar on a part-time basis, and that he and his wife, Anita, moved to Dayton earlier that week. A native of Albany, N.Y., Agar arrived here from Staten Island, N.Y. for a one-year

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With Scott Halasz, The Dayton Jewish Observer The volume, Jews in Medieval England: Teaching Representations of the Other, coedited by Miriamne Ara Krummel (English, University of Dayton) and Tison Pugh (English, University of Central Florida) has been named winner of the 2019 Teaching Literature Book Award, an international, juried prize

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By Masada Siegel, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer “My whole life has been about music and storytelling,” Sally Fingerett says. “As a child, I believe they called it lying. Now it’s called being imaginative and creative.” Songwriter and performer Sally Fingerett opens the JCC Cultural Arts and Book Series

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With Masha Kisel, The Dayton Jewish Observer On the High Holy Days, Jewish people all over the world will recite the Unetaneh Tokef liturgical poem, anonymously authored a thousand years ago, that urges worshippers to repent so that they may be inscribed into the Book of Life: “On Rosh Hashanah

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Ken Bravo, president of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, will present the brunch discussion, The Nuts & Bolts of Jewish Genealogy, as the inaugural program of Miami Valley Jewish Genealogy & History, at 10 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 27 at Beth Abraham Synagogue as part of the congregation’s 125th

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Our Dual Heritage Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek From Facebook to federal buildings, the name-calling, insults, and innuendo have supplanted conversation. In the wake of recent tornadoes and hurricanes, looters have plundered stores and homes in Dayton, Houston, and Fort Lauderdale. As an expression of displeasure, U.S.

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By Devorah Schwartz For seven years in a row, I have been lucky enough to spend my summers at Camp Wise Jewish overnight camp in Chardon, Ohio with amazing friends, creating memories that I can only describe as blissful and wholesome. The month that I have chosen for seven years

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer “Jews are not responsible for antisemitism,” Washington, D.C.’s counsel for the Anti-Defamation League, Michael Lieberman, emphasized at the Jewish Federation’s annual meeting, Aug. 20. “And we cannot end antisemitism by ourselves. We need to stand with others if we think that we want

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Temple Israel will host a Sukkah in the City event at University of Dayton’s Humanities Plaza from 5 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 15. In partnership with UD Campus Ministries, Jewish faculty, staff, and students, the program will connect Sukkot’s themes of Jewish migration to the rights of refugees currently

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