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Finish Strong: A Father’s Code and a Son’s Path By Nate Ebner and Paul Daugherty • Penguin Press • 266 pages • $27 Story by Marc Katz, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Tucked in a 266-page book about the loving relationship he had with his father — and his

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By Rabbi Nochum Mangel, Chabad of Greater Dayton Not so long ago or so far away, a community council decided to redesign its town center. It wanted to create a plaza where people could congregate, socialize, relax, and enjoy the beauty of their neighborhood and nature. The architect came up

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Considering Creation Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Each year, many Jews practice the custom of tashlich, a symbolic “casting away” of sins by tossing bread crumbs, cracked corn, or birdseed into the flowing water of streams or lakes. This tradition finds echoes in

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With Bark Mitzvah Boy, The Dayton Jewish Observer Scott Halasz has been promoted to managing editor of the Xenia Daily Gazette, Fairborn Daily Herald, and Beavercreek News-Current. Scott has been with the Greene County News Group since February 2014, covering local government, schools, courts, sports, and breaking news, and in

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Rabbi David Sofian, Temple Israel’s senior rabbi from 2003 until his retirement in 2015, will teach the course, 20th-Century Jewish Philosophers, Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., Sept. 14, 21, 28, and Oct. 5 at the temple. The class will explore the main ideas of Milton Steinberg, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Martin Buber,

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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 September 2021 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Philip S. Rubin, age 85, formerly of Dayton, passed away peacefully July 22 in Flower Mound, Texas, where he had been living for the past several years. He was a graduate of Springfield High School and the University of Miami, Fla. He was the son of Jacob and Mary Rubin.

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Two Israeli tech companies looking to expand their reach in the United States turned to students with the University of Dayton’s MBA capstone program for comprehensive market studies this year. The studies, for Lehavot and Gevasol, marked the first time UD’s MBA capstone

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Stories of Jewish Dayton recovers long-buried episodes of life in the Miami Valley By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer On July 12, The History Press published my second book, Stories of Jewish Dayton. It’s a thank-you to the Jewish community of my adoptive home. Stories of Jewish Dayton honors

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Jewish Federation CEO Cathy Gardner announced July 7 that Marc Jacob has been hired as senior director of the Jewish Community Center. Jacob previously served as director of Dayton’s JCC from 2006 to 2008, where he began working as teen and day camp director in 2001. A native of London,

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