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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 November 2022 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Richard (Dick) A. Moyer, May 17, 1929 – Sept. 16, 2022. Dick Moyer led a full life and was loved and respected by all who knew him. He was a great businessman, community leader, and family man. Dick was known for his kindness, fairness, humility, and clarity of thought, and

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After Hillel releases security video, three men confess to the act By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer In an email to its constituents Friday morning, Oct. 21, the Hillel at Miami University in Oxford released security camera video of three young men intentionally overturning its sukkah just before 2

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Elliot Ratzman, chair of Jewish studies with Earlham College’s Religion department, will present the talk Judaism and Pacifism: From the Rabbis to the Refuseniks, 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27 at the International Peace Museum, 10 N. Ludlow St., Dayton. “While many modern Jews have been involved with social, racial, and

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Rabbi Sheldon Switkin, executive director of Dayton’s Jewish Family Services from 1982 to 2002, died Oct. 4 at the age of 85. Over his 20-year tenure with JFS, he oversaw the resettlement of approximately 250 Soviet Jews to Dayton between 1989 and 1996, with nearly 200 arriving in 1992 alone

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Seven minutes into watching the first episode of Ken Burns, Lynn Novick, and Sarah Botstein’s documentary The U.S. and the Holocaust, 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Eleanor Hambury Must saw film footage of a young woman in profile, sitting on a balcony in Germany with

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Titanic Museums’ tribute to Jewish passengers & crew draws direct line to immigration restrictions & the Holocaust Story and Photos By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Below the Smoky Mountains, not far from Dollywood and neighboring Gatlinburg, drivers on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. see outsized, bizarre architecture

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In an email this afternoon to members of Beth Abraham Synagogue, its president, Scott Liberman, announced that Rabbi Aubrey L. Glazer was approved to enter the United States in time to lead services in person for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, which begins at sundown on Sunday night, Sept.

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National nonprofit OneTable and Federation bring project here By Abigail Klein Leichman, Jewish Standard Young Jewish adults seek out the weekly ritual of Friday night Shabbat dinners to build social connections, mitigate loneliness, and deepen ties to their community and Jewish identity. That is the conclusion of a study from

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‘I want people to know her story’ By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Two days before Cantor Joyce Ury Dumtschin died from pneumonia as a result of myelodysplastic syndrome in 2013, she finished writing her memoir, My Trip to Cancer-land. Her intention was to have it published. This August,

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