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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 August 2020 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Arnold “Hank” Adler II, age 77 of Centerville, passed away June 18. Mr. Adler is survived by his wife, Helene of 51 years; daughter, Sharon; son, David (Jennifer); five grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother, Paul (Debbie Isroff); sister, Constance Levi; many nieces, nephews and friends. Interment was at David’s Cemetery. Memorial

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What we can do. By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Now in his 14th year as president of the Dayton Unit NAACP, Derrick L. Foward announced June 8 the civil rights organization’s eight-point proposal for Montgomery County police departments and the sheriff’s office, “to build and sustain safety, employment

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer With summer approaching, some area Jewish congregations have begun to open for in-person services or are planning to, while others continue with virtual programming only. The first to open for in-person services were Chabad of Greater Dayton in Oakwood and Temple Sholom in

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By Rabbi Shmuel Klatzkin, Chabad of Greater Dayton Moses Maimonides practiced medicine on the highest levels. He would write 10 medical treatises, become the court physician for Sultan Saladin in Cairo, and perhaps briefly to King Richard the Lion-Hearted as well. Maimonides is more famous for three major works, each

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A Bisel Kisel with Masha Kisel, The Dayton Jewish Observer I was 7 years old on April 26, 1986 when a reactor at the Chernobyl power plant exploded in the city of Pripyat, about 60 miles from Kiev, where I lived. It was beautifully sunny and I was enjoying my

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With Scott Halasz, The Dayton Jewish Observer Mike Emoff is doing his part to help fight the coronavirus. He recently shifted the focus of his longtime promotional product business, Shumsky Enterprises, to provide personal protective equipment for those in need. “At the onset of Covid-19, we realized we had an

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Our Dual Heritage Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Jewish folklore recounts the tale of an old-school Southern lady who decided to do something nice for the World War II boys in uniform. She phoned the local army base and spoke to the lieutenant:

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In conjunction with the Dayton YWCA’s 21-Day Racial Equity & Social Justice Challenge, the Jewish Community Relations Council has launched a series of virtual Community Conversations, Fridays from noon to 1 p.m. in June and July. June 26: Why the 21-Day Challenge for Racial Equity and Social Change? With YWCA

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By Jane Kaufman, Cleveland Jewish News Swastikas, Jewish stars and other symbols of hate were painted on a concrete spillway on the property of The Greene in Beavercreek. Lake Miller, who lives in Beavercreek near The Greene, noticed the graffiti on June 6, as he walked his dog in the

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