BA site dedication Marshall Weiss The Dayton Jewish Observer With a crowd worthy of a High Holy Days service, Beth Abraham Synagogue held the official site dedication for its future home at Sugar Camp in Oakwood, on Nov. 12. The message from the city of Oakwood, following months of zoning

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South Dayton Conservative Chavura In an Oct. 23 e-mail to members of the South Dayton Conservative Chavura, organizer Hank Stern announced that the group will “be suspending our monthly gatherings, and we will focus exclusively on two areas: the annual Seder each spring, and providing spiritual (and other) help to

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Breast Awareness Event Fox 45 and ABC 22 news anchor Michelle Kingsfield will serve as emcee for the Women’s Division of the Jewish Federation’s Breast Health Seminar for Jewish Women on Sunday, Dec. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Boonshoft CJCE. When she was 14 weeks pregnant with

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Sole-ful Chanukah The Dayton area’s Jewish community organizations will join together to host a Chanukah torch relay culminating in a community-wide celebration with “kosher gospel” as part of A Sole-ful Chanukah on Sunday, Dec. 17, the second day of Chanukah. The celebration is a project of the Dayton Synagogue Forum —

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Mikvehs Marshall Weiss The Dayton Jewish Observer Ritual baths proposed at Sugar Camp, land cleared at Beth Jacob Plans are underway for two new mikveh buildings in the Miami Valley: one in Harrison Township, the other in Oakwood. At the Oakwood Planning Commission’s public hearing on Dec. 13, the owners

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Ethiopian documentary Marshall Weiss The Dayton Jewish Observer With a key architect of Ethiopian aliyah present, the Levin Family Foundation announced on Dec. 12 that it will produce a feature-length documentary about Ethiopians of Jewish descent and their immigration to Israel. Karen Levin, executive director of the Levin Family Foundation,

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Harvard Law Charlotte Jacobson The Dayton Jewish Observer Andrew Bernie and Jeremy Kress aren’t the first from Dayton’s Jewish community to attend Harvard Law School. But to have multiple Harvard Law students from our area at one time gives us that much more naches. “I expected everyone to be super-smart

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Wonderful weddings 2007 Vicki Bernie Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Whether it began with a secret rendezvous culminating in elopement or an epiphany in a Paris taxi, there probably isn’t a single married couple who doesn’t look back occasionally and think, “If only we knew then what we know

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Partership 10th Anniversary Mary Youra Chair, Jewish Community Relations Council               On Dec. 4, the Dayton Jewish community, volunteers and Federation staff from the central United States, and Israelis celebrated 10 years of the Partnership with Israel program with a dinner at the National

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Counterrorism programs Prof. Amos N. Guiora, director of the Institute for Global Security Law and Policy at Case Western Reserve School of Law, will present two programs for the Jewish Community Relations Council on Thursday, Feb. 8. At 4 p.m., he will lead the discussion Global Perspectives on Counterterrorism in

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