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Casey Goldman, lead museum educator with the Dayton Art Institute, will present Art, Government, Hope: Jewish Artists Contribute to WPA’s Federal Art Project via Zoom at 7 p.m., Thursday, June 10, hosted by the Jewish Community Relations Council. She’ll provide an overview of Jewish artists in the DAI’s collection who

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If you happen to get a delivery from a Kroger grocery store in the near future, you’ll be able to thank a local family. Beth Flippo — who moved to our region in November with her husband, Christopher, and their four kids — is the chief technology officer for Telegrid

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Documentary screening at Dixie Twin Drive-In opens Dayton JCC Film Fest June 8. By Michael Fox, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer The ocean, in its vastness, suits Amos Nachoum perfectly. It’s big enough for him to hide. Not from the great white sharks, orcas, manta rays, and other large

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By Rabbi Shmuel Klatzkin, Chabad of Greater Dayton Our holidays each bring out a very particular energy, each one appropriate to the time in which it comes. Yet that energy is meant to infuse us throughout the year. Thus, we do not stop thinking of freedom once Pesach is over,

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Considering Creation Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer On Friday afternoons just before Shabbat, my daughter’s family winds up its grandfather clock. Its chimes can be heard throughout the house. Time to rise. Time to work. Time to carpool. Time to study. Time to

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Look for The Adventures of Bark Mitzvah Boy each month in The Dayton Jewish Observer and here.     To read the complete June 2021 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Harriet June Blumenthal (nee Briskin), passed away peacefully on April 19 in her home in Cincinnati. She was 97 years old and is survived by three children, Stephany (Aaron) Schechtman, Gary (Helene) and Mark (Susan); seven grandchildren (Alan, Joel, Michelle, Josh, Rachael, Emily and Chelsea); and one great-grandchild (Samara). Mrs.

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer It was September 1993 when Rabbi Judy Chessin started an adult Torah study class at Temple Beth Or in Washington Township. “Although we read the Torah portions weekly, hardly any of us had looked at it with adult eyes,” she recalls. What started

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Parents’ tenacity moves mountains to improve children’s quality of life By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer In an operating room at Dayton Children’s Hospital on April 8, 4-year-old Benny Landsman of Brooklyn, N.Y. received the first new clinical trial of an FDA-approved gene therapy for Canavan disease. Neurosurgeon Dr.

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By Marshall Weiss, Editor and Publisher, The Dayton Jewish Observer When the Jewish Federation hired me in January 1996 to start a Jewish newspaper for the Dayton area — with the first issue out in time for Passover — two widely-cited industry figures weighed heavily on me: nine out of

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