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Temple Israel hosts Aimee Ginsburg Bikel reading children’s book based on her husband’s childhood An interview by Jonathan Kirsch, Los Angeles Jewish Journal Theodore Bikel’s The City of Light — published in December — is based on a short story by Theodore Bikel, but the book’s author is his widow,

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By Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz Temple Israel Miami Valley rabbis share thoughts on unprecedented U.S. antisemitism Less than 10 years ago, I heard sociologist Robert Putnam share his findings about the American religious experience from his book, American Grace. He pointed to a notable decline in antisemitism since 1946 and, more

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Pastor Chris Edmonds, son of late Righteous Among the Nations honoree Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds, will share how his father saved 200 Jewish GIs after the Battle of the Bulge in 1944, at Temple Israel’s Jewish Cultural Festival, Sunday, June 2. He’ll present a talk at 2 p.m. and will

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Women of the Wall North American Liaison Cheryl Temkin will provide an update on the organization’s efforts in Israel, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 30 at a Havdalah event hosted by Temple Israel, 130 Riverside Dr. Women of the Wall champions women’s ability to pray aloud, with Torah scrolls

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Pastor Chris Edmonds, son of late Righteous Among the Nations honoree Master Sgt. Roddie Edmonds, will share the story of how his father saved 200 Jewish GIs, at Temple Israel’s Shabbat service on Friday, Sept. 7 at 6 p.m. During the Battle of the Bulge in 1944, the Germans captured the

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Story And Photos By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer In a vote of 46 to 44 on May 7, Temple Israel congregants decided to keep the flags of the United States and Israel in the lobby of its building, rather than move them to the front of the main

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Likely a first for U.S. Reform movement By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Attaining the rank of Eagle Scout often marks the crowning achievement of the Boy Scouting experience. But for Lake Miller of Yellow Springs, who earned his Eagle Scout at 15, it was only the beginning. A

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Thirteen years after she first arrived at Temple Israel, Karen Bodney-Halasz to become its next senior rabbi Story and Photos By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Although she’s overseen Temple Israel’s religious school since 2003 and has served as assistant rabbi there since her ordination in 2007, Rabbi Karen

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By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Temple Israel President Lisa Pierce announced that the congregation will hire an interim rabbi for a year following the retirement of its senior rabbi, David M. Sofian, on June 30, 2015. “After much deliberation, and based on the recommendation of CCAR (the Central

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