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Fitterman obituary By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Robert Fitterman Master fund raiser and community builder Robert Fitterman, who served as executive director of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton from 1948 to 1978, died on May 22. He was 95. His 30-year tenure with the Federation reflected the

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Max Nathan Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer From Dayton copy boy to Harvard Business Review editor Ted Levitt Your entire family escapes from almost certain torture and death. And then you suddenly return as a conquering soldier and speak to the woman who now occupies the beloved house you

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Susan and Dr. Martin Schear in the women’s changing room of the Miami Valley Mikvah. The Schears have personally overseen the building and decorating of the ritual bath facility. They, along with Brenda and Allan Rinzler, are the lead donors to the mikvah. Dedication, open house scheduled for Sept. 13

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Local tech firm and Israeli company partner Venture a result of city/county trade mission. Reverse mission to Dayton in September, trade office in Haifa by end of ’09 in works. By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Aug. 21, 2009 Last summer, Israeli technology wasn’t on Tony Manuel’s radar. When

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer September 2009 Aug. 23 marked the first meeting of an exploration committee comprising eight members each from Beth Abraham Synagogue and Beth Jacob Synagogue to consider issues that would be involved if the two were to merge. Beth Abraham Pres. David Fuchsman According

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New McGregor president By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Antioch University McGregor’s new president, Dr. Michael Fishbein Dr. Michael Fishbein, the new president of Antioch University McGregor in Yellow Springs, experienced the institution’s branding challenges almost from the moment he moved here from New Hampshire in June. When he

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Wright State service project An area of the Jewish cemetery at Lotnicza Street in Wroclaw, Poland, cleared and restored by Wright State students Wright State University service project helps reclaim neglected Jewish cemetery in Poland By Michelle Tedford, Special To The Observer They were there to ensure the world will

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Tufts Hillel in Rwanda The orphans of Rwanda Tufts University junior Kira Mikityanskaya with school children during recess at Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village By Kira Mikityanskaya, Special To The Observer As we bumped and rattled along an unpaved road full of giant potholes, I strained my neck for a first glimpse

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Scott Sternberg profile Style Observations by Vicki Bernie, The Dayton Jewish Observer Parents’ ‘impeccable taste’ an inspiration to Band of Outsiders founder Designer Scott Sternberg To Scott Sternberg, an aspiring writer heading out to Los Angeles in 1997, Band of Outsiders was simply a fine movie by director Jean-Luc Godard.

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Religion, September 2009 By Rabbi Dr. Hillel Fox, Beth Jacob Synagogue A near-death accident can dramatically and drastically alter a person’s lifestyle and ordinary way of living. It can basically change his mental outlook and philosophy on life. As a consequence, small, petty and trivial matters that were once a

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