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Jew in the Christian world  Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Following a two-year courtship, Conservative synagogues B’nai Tzedek and Ohav Shalom in Cincinnati recently joined together in a marriage ceremony, forming Congregation Etz Chaim. Attended by hundreds dressed in tuxedos and gowns, it was

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By Rabbi David M. Sofian, Temple Israel Lately I have been rereading Rabbi Neil Gillman’s book, Doing Jewish Theology. I doubt Neil Gillman’s name is one that most of you readily know. It is worth knowing, because he can be an extremely helpful philosopher/theologian. Gillman spent his entire professional career teaching

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Leshon Ima – Mother Tongue with Dr. Rachel Zohar Dulin, The Dayton Jewish Observer For some of us the month of May conjures an association with labor’s struggle for workers’ rights. On the Hebrew calendar, summer comes to mind. This year, we celebrate Shavuot at the end of May. Shavuot

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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 May 2015 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Bernice S. Carson, age 96 of Dayton, passed away March 28. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Pearl Rosensweet; husband, Bernard Carson; son, Robert Carson; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Bill Semmelman. Mrs. Carson is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Charles Kardon, many

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By Sam Heider I was born in Poland in a small village by the name of Biejkow, the son of Jewish farmers. We were six children: three brothers, three sisters, my mother and my father. When Germany occupied Poland, we were forced to leave and go to a ghetto in

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Spurred by financial losses, Dayton’s Jewish Family Services will eliminate programs and services that duplicate those offered in the general community, to focus on projects JFS clients can receive nowhere else. This will mean closing its congregate meal site at Covenant Manor in

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Veteran broadcast journalist to open Federation campaign May 3 By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Former NBC news correspondent and Meet the Press moderator David Gregory says his wife — a Protestant — challenged him to dig deeper into his Jewish background. “I’ve been studying with a group of

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By Masada Siegel, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Molly Rosen’s first taste of anti-Zionism and antisemitism on campus turned her into an activist. In 2012, she was a newly-elected student government representative at the University of Michigan. At a student government meeting, an Ann Arbor resident said, “Anyone wearing

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