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Jewish Dayton Blog

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JFS: Sharing Your Joy at Passover

JFS: Sharing Your Joy at Passover

Share your joy at Passover! Do you have a favorite photo of nature that brings you joy? Share that joy with others! You can submit your photos to Jewish Family Services and we will use them to create Passover cards as part of our holiday outreach. Email photos to...

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2022 JFS Friends Drive

2022 JFS Friends Drive

Your commitment to community enables Jewish Family Services to respond to the needs of our community with kindness, compassion, respect, confidentiality, and expertise. Your generosity and support turn fear, loneliness, confusion, isolation, and grief into inclusion,...

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Chanukah on Ice ~ Fun for the Entire Family

Chanukah on Ice ~ Fun for the Entire Family

I was recently at lunch with someone who was reminiscing about the good old days at the JCC. They spoke of the bustling community center and how they remember dropping off their children there and participating in exercise classes. They spoke fondly of the connections...

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Jewish Dayton Calendar

Jewish Dayton Calendar

Dayton Jewish Observer

Dayton Jewish Observer

Keeping histories of Ohio’s small Jewish communities alive

Upper Miami Valley & Greene Co. included in volunteer’s chronicles By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Austin Reid, 26, grew up in Lancaster, about 30 miles southeast of Columbus, in Fairfield County. The Jewish congregation there, B’nai Israel, had closed a few years before he was born. “Like many The post Keeping histories of Ohio’s small Jewish communities alive appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

In the Netherlands, he and his family rescued Jews from the Holocaust By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Longtime Tipp City resident Marinus Bosma — a recipient of the title Righteous Among the Nations from Yad Vashem: The World Holocaust Remembrance Center in Israel — died Nov. 4 at The post Righteous Among the Nations, Marinus Bosma dies at 97 appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Two possible turning points for American Jews

Opinion By Martin Gottlieb This season feels like a turning point in Jewish American history. It feels like two turning points. They are related. One involves the connection between American Jews and Israel. The other involves the connection between American Jews and America. In Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu tries desperately to The post Two possible turning points for American Jews appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Opinion By William Trollinger A few years ago, I was interviewed by a reporter for a national Jewish publication who wanted my take on the fact that White evangelicals – more than any other group of Americans (including Jews) – wholeheartedly support the State of Israel. I noted that one The post The Christian right, dispensational premillennialism, and antisemitism appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

The Power of Stories Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Just weeks ago in upstate New York a deadly blizzard trapped many, among them Jay Withey. Venturing out in his truck to rescue a friend, Jay picked up two stranded pedestrians. Eventually, cemented in The post Morally prepared appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Mazel Tov!

Beth Abraham Synagogue will celebrate women who provide spiritual leadership in the Dayton area at this year’s Women of Valor luncheon, May 10. Honorees are Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz, Rabbi Judy Chessin, Courtney Cummings, Cantor Andrea Raizen, Mary ‘Mahira’ Rogers, and Rabbi Tina Sobo. Event chairs are Mindy Greene and Janice The post Mazel Tov! appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Bark Mitzvah Boy

Look for The Adventures of Bark Mitzvah Boy each month in The Dayton Jewish Observer and at this site!     To read the complete February 2023 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here. The post Bark Mitzvah Boy appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Obituaries

James Ross Levinson, age 80, of Harrison Township, passed away unexpectedly on Jan. 20. Jim was a good man. He was smart, kind, sympathetic, ethical, Jewish, funny and more. He loved to cook, loved to hug, loved to play catch, loved to kvetch, loved to give, loved a game of The post Obituaries appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

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