By Rabbi Leibel Agar, Beth Jacob Congregation As we enter the month of March, our thoughts begin to turn to Purim. Even though the Jewish leap year’s extra month of Adar pushes Purim into mid-March this year, schools and synagogues all over the Jewish world are making plans for Purim
Former Daytonian Shel Bassel, a sofer (ritual scribe) who lives in Jerusalem, will lead programs for local Jewish organizations when he returns to the Miami Valley in March. Bassel, who made aliyah (immigrated to Israel) in 1983, has written more than two dozen Torah scrolls, numerous megillahs, tefillin, and mezuzahs.
The JCC, in partnership with the Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center in Cincinnati, will co-host a virtual program with Steven Wasserman, son of the late Ronnie Wasserman Harlan, at 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 16 via Zoom and Facebook Live as part of the Cincinnati center’s weekly Holocaust Speaker Series. Wasserman
Through a grant from the Association for Jewish Studies, University of Dayton English Prof. Miriamne Krummel will present a staged reading of Hyam Maccoby’s The Disputation at 3 p.m., Thursday, March 10 at the Downtown Dayton Metro Library. Maccoby, a Jewish British scholar and playwright, wrote the play as an
The Power of Stories Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer When growing up, Rabbi Eliyahu Safran writes, a friend often came to his home after school. They would do their homework, entertain themselves for a bit, and then have supper. Before leaving the table
With Bark Mitzvah Boy, The Dayton Jewish Observer Carol Graff is one of the League of Women Voters’ three 2022 Dangerous Dames of Dayton to be honored March 8 at NCR Country Club. A two-time mayor of Beavercreek, Carol has served on the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, Greene County
Rethinking the South American alfajores cookie for Purim. By Leanne Shor, The Nosher Alfajores are a decadent sandwich cookie filled with dulce de leche, a caramel-like spread made from condensed milk. Most people associate alfajores with Argentina, Uruguay, and Peru; they were brought to the New World by the Spanish
Patricia “Pat” Frankel Bloom died peacefully in Atlanta on Feb. 10 at the age of 88 after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Pat was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Irving. She is survived by their children Jonathan (Aurora) Bloom of Columbus, Ohio, and Judy (Jonathan Minnen)