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American Jewish Committee: ‘This type of incendiary language makes Jews less safe’ By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Ten minutes into his Sunday, Nov. 27 morning sermon at Anchor Baptist Church in Riverside, the congregation’s pastor, Mike Elliott, told churchgoers, “The Jews hate us. You do know that, right?

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‘Evolving with the times,’ K-6 Jewish day school thrives with project-based learning By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer When Hillel Academy opened as Dayton’s first Jewish day school in September 1961 — with just a kindergarten — the little fanfare it garnered was in Dayton’s daily papers. Nothing about

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ThinkTV and the Jewish Federation will present a panel discussion about the documentary The U.S. and the Holocaust, with local survivors Renate Frydman and Eleanor Hambury Must in person, and film co-creator Sarah Botstein and film advisor Rebecca Erbelding virtually, at 7 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5 in the Carney Auditorium

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer The call came Wednesday, Sept. 21, four days before the beginning of Rosh Hashanah. “Can you cross on Thursday?” Beth Abraham Synagogue President Scott Liberman asked Rabbi Aubrey L. Glazer. “We’re packing up right now,” the rabbi said. He and his wife, Elyssa

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The photography and written narratives of 31 Jews, Christians, and Muslims from the United States, Hungary, and Israel ranging in ages from high school students to older adults are on exhibit at Dayton’s International Peace Museum, Nov. 3 through Dec. 17. Entitled Coming-of-Age: Photographs and Stories from Teens to Lifelong

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Stories of Jewish Dayton by Dayton Jewish Observer Editor and Publisher Marshall Weiss has received Religion News Association’s 2022 second-place award for Excellence in Nonfiction Religion Books. An RNA Awards competition judge commented on the book, “In telling the stories of Jewish Dayton, Ohio, Marshall Weiss twists the old canard

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University of Dayton School of Engineering Associate Dean Scott Segalewitz will discuss Perspectives from a Second Generation Holocaust Survivor as part of the university’s annual Kristallnacht Remembrance at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9 at the Immaculate Conception Chapel. Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass — Nov. 9 and 10, 1938

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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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