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Look for The Adventures of Bark Mitzvah Boy each month in The Dayton Jewish Observer and at this site!     To read the complete May 2024 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Our beautiful Mom, Shirley F. Gotlieb Frankowitz, died peacefully on March 25 at the age of 95. Shirley was born in Kansas City, Mo. and married Martin Gotlieb (z’l) in 1948. Before the birth of their third child, they moved to Dayton in 1956, joined Beth Abraham Synagogue, and made

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Not only did Holocaust survivor Robert Kahn make it to 100 in September, into the last year of his life he continued to share his testimony in public and classroom settings — standing up when speaking — and was present at Jewish War

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‘This class is about action’ By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Fourth-year medical student Ashley Hughes from Shaker Heights says she’ll graduate Wright State University’s Boonshoft School of Medicine April 28 with a strong background in patient care. “You see patients from different cultures, backgrounds, different types of situations,”

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‘Your pain is my pain, your happiness is my happiness.’ By Devorah Mangel, Chabad of Greater Dayton The shocking news of Oct. 7 reverberated not only within me, but also across the global Jewish community. In response, I immediately turned to the teachings of the Rebbe when he offered solace

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Director co-wrote the play with Chaim Potok Interview by Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Not only did Aaron Posner co-write the play The Chosen with late literary giant Chaim Potok — author of the iconic 1967 novel — he also directed its premiere production in 1998 and has continued

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The Moses E. Miller Hebrew Free Loan Society has expanded its service area beyond Cincinnati and will now provide interest-free loans of up to $5,000 to Jews in financial need in the Dayton area. In addition to Jews in need, the free loan society will provide loans to non-Jews in

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Humanities Prof. Naomi Seidman of the University of Toronto and its Department for the Study of Religion and the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies will be the speaker for the 44th Annual Ryterband Symposium, Thursday, April 11 at University of Dayton’s Curran Place. A 2016 Guggenheim Fellow, Seidman hosts

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Dayton Contemporary Dance Company’s preprofessional ensemble, DCDC2, will perform When Dance Transcends Barriers: A Story of Jewish & African American Dance in Dayton at 3 p.m., Sunday, April 7 at Beth Jacob Congregation. The original work celebrates the legacies of DCDC founder Jeraldyne Blunden, and her longtime mentors, Dayton Ballet

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The World Zionist Organization’s English language U.S. tour of Heschel’s Passover Eve will present the one-person play at 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 9 at Beth Abraham Synagogue in Oakwood. The play is set in April 1968, a few days before the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is to join the

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