By Abigail Pogrebin Abigail Pogrebin The Torah reading Vayera, which includes the banishment of Abraham’s son Ishmael, has a special acidity for me as an identical twin. In the portion, which we read this month, our patriarch shuns his first-born child. True, the text says “the matter distressed Abraham greatly,
Cory Kahaney profile By Scott Halasz, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Cory Kahaney was an up-and-coming catering manager in Manhattan who had a knack for whetting an appetite during the day and tickling a funny bone on the side. But one joke led to another and the funniest woman
The Zimro Project World-class musicians familiar to Dayton chamber music lovers will offer a concert program of century-old Jewish Russian compositions as part of the Cultural Arts and Book Festival on Nov. 18 at Beth Abraham Synagogue. The Vogler Quartet from Berlin and clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein will team up for
Style Observations: November 2009 Julie Shone-Baker, owner of Elan Women’s Wear Style Observations by Vicki Bernie, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Vicki Bernie Julie Shone-Baker, owner of Elan Women’s Wear, really knows how to sew.
Hillel Academy reboots, June 2011 By Rabbi Haviva Horvitz, Temple Beth Sholom, Middletown Rabbi Haviva Horvitz The clocks soon turn back; the leaves are changing from green to red, yellow and brown; the sweaters have been taken out of storage…so we build a hut and live outside for a week.
Rabbi shows dignity of Darfuris in refugee camps Rabbi Abie Ingber at a Darfuri refugee camp in Chad By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Rabbi Abie Ingber — who for 31 years served as rabbi for University of Cincinnati’s Hillel and is now director of interfaith community
Religion, November 2009 By Rabbi Janice Garfunkel, Temple Sholom, Springfield December 2009 Rabbi Janice Garfunkel The meaning of Chanukah is: a) A commemoration of the first fight for religious freedom. b) That one day’s worth of oil lasted for eight days and nights, showing us that God does miracles. c) That
Zvi Bielski, Dec. 24, 2009 Liev Schreiber as Zus Bielski in Defiance Zvi Bielski, son of Zus Bielski — one of the three Bielski brothers who led a Jewish partisan brigade in Belorussia that saved more than 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust, the subject of the film Defiance — will be the guest
For all who are in need Jewish organizations provide for needs in the general community By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer, December 2009 If you walked into the lobby of Beth Abraham Synagogue in October or early November, the first thing you’d see would be two racks of used winter
Determination, caring staff lead Covenant House resident to his own apartment By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer, December 2009 Robert Sussman, 49, sits in a wheelchair in his new apartment at Mercy Siena Retirement Community. Only a few days before, he said farewell to the staff and residents of Covenant