Martinis with Marti, October 2009 Martinis with Marti opens fair, Martha Moody’s last as chair By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer It’s not often that a Jewish book fair has a bestselling author as its chairperson. Martha Moody This year, local novelist Martha Moody will complete her third and
Style Observations, October 2009 Style Observations By Vicki Bernie Jean and Todd Bettman at Occasionally Yours at The Greene A few weeks ago, I spent a delightful morning sitting with Jean and Todd Bettman at a beautiful, European-style table in their shop. Sinatra, Streisand and other classic standards set the
How local organizations have navigated the recession By Marshall Weiss The Dayton Jewish Observer Doing more with less is a way of life in the nonprofit world. That was true before the greatest economic meltdown since the Great Depression hit, and the increased needs for help that came with it.
Esther Hertzog profile Social anthropologist Esther Hertzog (standing) facilitates a program of Anuar, a leadership group of Israeli and Arab women, which she co-founded By Masada Siegel, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Sometimes a chance meet-ing with a like-minded person can bring change in the most unlikely manner.
Zimro project The Vogler Quartet 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
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.