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In June 1912, publications across the country eulogized Arthur L. Welsh, the pilot who had garnered the respect and admiration of those working in the new industry of aviation. Here is an excerpt from the Washington Herald of June 12, 1912: “Al Welsh was one of the five original pupils

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Next year in Oakwood, but as the last High Holy Days on Salem Ave. approach, longtime Beth Abraham members take a look back By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer   Irv Reingold (L) and Clara and David Hochstein recall memories of Beth Abraham at its Salem Ave. location. In

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Orville’s Aviators   Arthur L. Welsh on a Wright Model B, 1911 By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer, June 2010 Through sheer persistence, Arthur L. Welsh persuaded the Wright brothers to give him a job with the exhibition division of the Wright Company in 1910. Born in Kiev in

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Robert Thum, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Barely remembered today, Arthur L. Welsh was a leader among the Wrights’ original pilots When news of the fatal plane crash that killed Arthur L. Welsh reached Orville Wright and his sister Katharine, both hastily rearranged their schedules to travel from Dayton

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The Federation’s Founder, July 2010 An orphan who became a rabbi, David Lefkowitz worked for the betterment of all Dayton citizens By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Rabbi David Lefkowitz had served Dayton’s B’nai Yeshurun Congregation (now Temple Israel) for 10 years when he arranged a meeting to improve

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Interview with Milton A. Marks, July 2010 Milton A. Marks, the Federation’s oldest living president, looks back on the East End, leadership, and his mentor By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer   Milton A. Marks When Milton A. Marks was a year old in 1919, his parents moved to

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By Martha Moody Jacobs Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Ten years ago, the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin brought Dayton Peace Accords figures to Temple Israel On Sunday, Nov. 5, 1995, the Dayton Jewish community played an unexpected role in the struggle for world peace. At that time, Dayton and Wright-Patterson

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                    Medal of Honor recipient from Piqua recognized again for his valor during the Civil War Story and Photos by Maxwell Nathan Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer, February 2001 Fifty people from Central and Western Ohio gathered in a Cincinnati

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          Dayton’s first Jewish settlers arrived in 1842. In 1850, the first Jewish house of worship was established in Dayton. The congregation eventually adopted the Reform ritual and evolved into Temple Israel. In 1887, 19 Orthodox Jewish settlers built Beth Jacob Congregation. Beth Abraham Synagogue was

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                By Renate Frydman Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer News of Israel’s preemptive air strike on Egyptian airfields on June 5, 1967 — in advance of a mass Arab invasion of Israel — spread quickly across the Jewish federations of North America.

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