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With Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer United Way of Greater Dayton presented its 2022 Humanitarian of the Year Award to the Klaben family, at the Nutter Center on June 28. Since 2001, Morris Furniture Company and the Klaben family have provided more than 14,000 beds to children in need,

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The Power of Stories Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer A zoology professor assigned a paper on the topic of elephants to his graduate-level international students. The English student wrote Elephant Hunting. The French student wrote The Love Life of the Elephant. The German

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By Justin Kirschner When you look at the FBI hate crime statistics for Ohio, it would be easy to assume that the Jewish population has it rather good. In 2020, the latest year for which figures are available, there were 10 anti-Jewish crimes reported. Most were for damage or vandalism

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The 100th birthday of the Jewish Community Center is the theme for the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton and its agencies’ 2022 annual meeting, at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17 at the Boonshoft Center for Jewish Culture and Education. The Federation will elect and install its new board members and

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Picnic at Boonshoft CJCE Aug. 21 in their honor With a combined 83 years of service, four employees of the Jewish Federation and its Jewish Community Center will retire by the fall. The Federation and JCC will host a retirement celebration picnic in their honor on Sunday, Aug. 21 from

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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 August 2022 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Dr. Steven M. Cohen, age 70, passed away peacefully on June 25 after battling many years of chronic illness. He leaves to mourn, his loving wife of 42 years, Jude, and beloved children, Kelly Cohen, Daniel Cohen (Rachel) and their son Ryan, and Alex Cohen (Rebekah) and their daughters Isla

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A place to call home By Marshall Weiss and Marc Katz Ohio Gov. James Rhodes described the site as the “finest community complex that I have seen in the state” when he spoke at the dedication of the Jewish Community Complex on Denlinger Road in Madison Township (now Trotwood), Sept.

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By Marc Katz, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Two small boxes of documents tell some of the story of Dayton’s Jewish community on Sept. 10, 1978: dedication day for the Jesse Philips Building and the Jewish Community Complex. They hold the contents of the Jewish community time capsule, which

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By Hannah Kasper Levinson I have a question that has guided me and confused me through so much of my life. Am I a Jew? I know that according to Jewish law, I am Jewish, since my mother is Jewish. But am I Jewish enough? I wonder this every Friday

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