By Rabbi Tina Sobo, Temple Israel Rabbi Shimon ben Shetach was a very poor but well-respected Torah scholar who worked diligently in the flax trade — notable for its difficult labor. His students, concerned at how strenuous the work was for ben Shetach, and wishing to learn the most from
Considering Creation Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer You might be surprised to learn that Cain was a spiritual genius, the inventor of an idea practiced by billions of people across time and place, as described by Rabbi Aryeh Fohrman. That’s certainly not the
An unexpected, pleasant surprise found its way to Renate Frydman in June: a painting by her grandfather, the late Max May. The founder and director of the Dayton Holocaust Resource Center, Renate received an email through the center from a woman who said she had purchased an oil painting at
Dayton Art Institute Lead Educator Casey Goldman will host two Language of Art book club programs — one in person and one via Zoom — on themes from The Art of Blessing the Day: Poems with a Jewish Theme by Marge Piercy. The in-person interactive tour and discussion will be
Sandy Mendelson, owner of the iconic, quirky liquidation outlet around which the Dayton Dragons franchise, upscale bars, restaurants, and housing now flourish, died July 3, five days shy of turning 78. One of Downtown Dayton’s foremost cheerleaders, Mendelson was also one of the original investors — along with Lee Schear
Sanford “Sandy” Mendelson, age 77 of Dayton, passed away unexpectedly July 3. Mr. Mendelson was a graduate of Meadowdale High School and served in the U.S. Army. He enjoyed boating, travel, and spending time in Florida. His life’s passion was his business, Mendelson’s, and his devotion to the city of
Project reconnects Judaic artist & calligrapher David Moss to his Dayton roots By Faygie Holt, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Against the window, colorful glass pieces shined and sparkled, the meaning of each square personal to its creator. In a hallway, handwritten and crafted posters about biblical leaders lined
By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer With 33 years of combined service between them, Jewish Federation External Relations Director Cheryl Carne and Jewish Community Center Director Jane Hochstein retire from the Federation this summer. Both started as volunteers in the Jewish community when they had young children at home.