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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 June 2024 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Rabbi Dr. Samuel B. Press, age 87 of Dayton, passed away April 29. Rabbi Press was born in Middletown, Conn. in 1936 and raised in Springfield, Mass. He graduated from Yeshiva College with honors and received the Talmud Prize. After college, Rabbi Press served in the U.S. Air Force and

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer For an hour on March 19, four Israelis shared their stories with members of Dayton’s Jewish community and allies about how each survived the Oct. 7 Hamas massacre. Halfway through the program, moderated by Jewish Federation President-Elect Dan Sweeny, Eitan Frankl of Kibbutz

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Documentary celebrates lost world more marvelous than Mrs. Maisel ever knew By Dan Pine, J. The resorts are gone now, either demolished or rotting in the humid air of upstate New York. But for nearly a century, the Catskill Mountains served as a lush playground for America’s upwardly mobile Jews.

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By Rabbi Haviva Horvitz, Temple Beth Sholom, Middletown Approximately one month prior to the deadline for this article, my husband, Ely David Spiegel, passed away of pancreatic cancer. In an effort to bring me comfort, a number of well-meaning friends tried to reassure me that “God only gives us what

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Judaism’s Worldview Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Nearly 2,000 years ago, the Talmudic sages taught: “When the sun is eclipsed it is a bad omen for the entire world. The Gemara (commentary) tells a parable. To what is this matter comparable? To a

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Dancers with DCDC2 performed a newly-commissioned work, When Dance Transcends Barriers, April 7 at Beth Jacob Congregation. Funded by a Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton Innovation Grant, the piece celebrates the legacies of DCDC founder Jeraldyne Blunden, and her mentors, Dayton Ballet founders Josephine and Hermene Schwarz. Blunden’s daughter, DCDC

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One Person Can Make a Difference: Righteous Among the Nations is the theme of this year’s Greater Dayton Yom Hashoah Remembrance, with programs for children, teens, and adults on Sunday afternoon, May 5 at Beth Jacob Congregation, 7020 N. Main St., Harrison Township. Second-generation survivor Charlotte Golden and other children

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Beth Jacob Congregation’s Fourth Annual Jewish Women Inspiring Jewish Women luncheon will be held at 11 a.m., Sunday, May 19. This year’s speakers are Lela Klein, Martha Moody Jacobs, Candace R. Kwiatek, Gayle Pavlofsky, Dr. Judith E. Woll, and Liz Muler Zuker. The cost is $22. Beth Jacob is located

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Noted Israeli chef Uri Arnon, owner of Arnold’s restaurant at Moshav Netiv Hashayara, and Roots restaurant in Akko, will prepare the kosher dinner for the Celebrate Israel at 76 community program, Tuesday, May 14, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Boonshoft Center for Jewish Culture and Education, 525 Versailles Dr., Centerville. A

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