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Gerald B. Jacoby, age 91, of Sarasota, Fla., formerly of Dayton, passed away May 14. Mr. Jacoby was a retired mechanical engineer from Delco Moraine with 35 years of service. He received his bachelor’s degree from Purdue University, was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II, serving in the

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Disagreement on the Iran agreement: Dayton Dragons co-owner/National Jewish Democratic Council Chair Greg Rosenbaum & U.S. Rep. Mike Turner weigh in By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Among the 14 Jewish Democratic leaders and fund-raisers President Barack Obama met with at the White House on the afternoon of April 13

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Hillel Academy to honor Sandy Sloane-Brenner By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer “Moses was in my class. He was the cutest boy,” Sandy Sloane-Brenner quips when she looks back over her years of teaching at Hillel Academy. “Hillel’s been my home for so many years, it’s very touching for

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Movie Review by Michael Fox, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Going back at least as far as 2001’s Promises, most recent documentaries that opted for an optimistic slant on the Israeli-Palestinian situation centered on children. The next generation, to be sure, is the universal embodiment of hope. But betting

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Film Review by Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer In the Talmud, we learn that “whoever saves a life, it is considered as if he saved an entire world (Mishnah Sanhedrin 4:9).” Steven Spielberg used this dictum as a tagline to promote his landmark 1993 Holocaust film, Schindler’s List. But

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An interview with Elbit Systems of America CEO Raanan I. Horowitz By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer On April 7, Elbit Systems of America President and CEO Raanan I. Horowitz visited Wright-Patterson AFB materiel command leaders and the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Mobility, Fighter and Bomber Directorates.

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Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton CEO Cathy Gardner announced on April 20 that the Federation has hired Tara Feiner to serve as director of Jewish Family Services beginning May 1. Feiner, a native of Philadelphia, takes over from JFS Director Mary Ann Hemmert, who retires on May 7. For 15

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The Jewish Internet with Mark Mietkiewicz, The Dayton Jewish Observer Sorry, Dave, you were a bunch of centuries late. THIS is the original Top Ten List. On Sunday, May 24, Aseret Hadibrot, the Ten Commandments, will be read from the Torah to mark the first day of Shavuot. Aside from

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Mother’s Day 2015 By Renate Frydman, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer This is the first time since I was a little girl that I won’t buy a Mother’s Day card. My mother, who passed away in December, was almost 108 years old. I miss her tremendously. Carmen was possibly

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With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Beth Abraham Synagogue celebrated employee Dennis Day for his 30 years of service as custodian to the congregation, with a kiddush luncheon in his honor on April 25. As Marc Katz wrote in Beth Abraham’s April Bulletin, “He isn’t Jewish, but he

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