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Our Dual Heritage Series Jewish Family Education With Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Some of the most memorable images of aliyah (Jewish immigration to Israel) reveal the sheer jubilation and incredulity of travel-weary, barefoot Ethiopians, from toddlers to the aged, kneeling to kiss the ground as they step

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By Rabbi Joshua Marder I told my wife I was going to bed early last Tuesday night. I was wrong. At 10:30 p.m., my anticipated bedtime, I found myself in the car taking one of my kids to the ER. It was a beautiful and extremely unpleasant experience. No one

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By Jane Kaufman Cleveland Jewish News Of the two men charged in a February incident in which a Lima temple was sprayed with BB gun pellets, one is in jail awaiting trial, the other was sentenced to 10 days in jail and released Oct. 17. Anthony J. Berry, 19, of

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The University of Dayton will hold its observance for Kristallnacht at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6 in the Immaculate Conception Chapel. The observance will include a musical remembrance by UD’s World Music Choir. For more information, call Crystal Sullivan at 229-3369. Wright State University’s Kristallnacht program will feature Stevie

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Look for new Adventures of Bark Mitzvah Boy each month in The Dayton Jewish Observer and at this site.     To read the complete November 2019 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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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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