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Cathy’s Whim – Support for Israel

Cathy’s Whim – Support for Israel

The Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton has always been a fervent supporter of Israel. We believe in Israel’s right to exist as a safe and sovereign state. At this perilous time, it is incumbent on us to stay informed of the current situation in Israel and take action when necessary.

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2021 JCC Film Festival Starts June 8 — Tickets On Sale Now!

2021 JCC Film Festival Starts June 8 — Tickets On Sale Now!

The JCC’s 21st Annual Dayton Jewish Film Festival is kicking off opening night at the Dixie Twin Drive-In with the award-winning documentary Picture of His Life on Tuesday, June 8, $15 per car. DJ Butch Brown kicks off the celebration at 7PM, and the film will begin...

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Jewish Dayton Calendar

Jewish Dayton Calendar

Dayton Jewish Observer

Dayton Jewish Observer

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Israeli tech companies leverage UD’s MBA program for U.S. market studies

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Two Israeli tech companies looking to expand their reach in the United States turned to students with the University of Dayton’s MBA capstone program for comprehensive market studies this year. The studies, for Lehavot and Gevasol, marked the first time UD’s MBA capstone The post Israeli tech companies leverage UD’s MBA program for U.S. market studies appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Book digs into lost local history

Stories of Jewish Dayton recovers long-buried episodes of life in the Miami Valley By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer On July 12, The History Press published my second book, Stories of Jewish Dayton. It’s a thank-you to the Jewish community of my adoptive home. Stories of Jewish Dayton honors The post Book digs into lost local history appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Jewish Federation CEO Cathy Gardner announced July 7 that Marc Jacob has been hired as senior director of the Jewish Community Center. Jacob previously served as director of Dayton’s JCC from 2006 to 2008, where he began working as teen and day camp director in 2001. A native of London, The post Marc Jacob returns to lead JCC appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Safe in the land that has been promised to us

Reflections on a year in Israel By Rikki Mangel Since August 2020, I have been in Israel for a gap year in a women’s college in Jerusalem. I expected challenges to come up with the Covid-19 restrictions, but I never imagined that I would go through all the events that The post Safe in the land that has been promised to us appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

By Rabbi Tina Sobo, Temple Israel Rabbi Shimon ben Shetach was a very poor but well-respected Torah scholar who worked diligently in the flax trade — notable for its difficult labor. His students, concerned at how strenuous the work was for ben Shetach, and wishing to learn the most from The post Beyond the letter of the law appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Of Cain and Eden

Considering Creation Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer You might be surprised to learn that Cain was a spiritual genius, the inventor of an idea practiced by billions of people across time and place, as described by Rabbi Aryeh Fohrman. That’s certainly not the The post Of Cain and Eden appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Mazel Tov!

An unexpected, pleasant surprise found its way to Renate Frydman in June: a painting by her grandfather, the late Max May. The founder and director of the Dayton Holocaust Resource Center, Renate received an email through the center from a woman who said she had purchased an oil painting at The post Mazel Tov! appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

DAI Jewish-themed book discussions

Dayton Art Institute Lead Educator Casey Goldman will host two Language of Art book club programs — one in person and one via Zoom — on themes from The Art of Blessing the Day: Poems with a Jewish Theme by Marge Piercy. The in-person interactive tour and discussion will be The post DAI Jewish-themed book discussions appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

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