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Cathy’s Whim – The Color of the Year – Gray

Cathy’s Whim – The Color of the Year – Gray

When Cheryl Carne and Jane Hochstein each came to me several months ago to tell me they were retiring, I think I was initially in denial. Cheryl and Jane are both fixtures in the Dayton Jewish community. They had been working for the Federation for 19 years and 14 years, respectively. It was difficult to imagine not having them in the building.

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Cathy’s Whim – A Powerhouse of Advocacy

Cathy’s Whim – A Powerhouse of Advocacy

On Tuesday, Senior Director of JCRC Marcy Paul and I traveled to Columbus for an Ohio Jewish Communities (OJC) meeting at the Governor’s residence. Over 35 people – including Federation, JCRC, and OJC professionals and lay leaders – came together with Governor Mike DeWine, Director of Faith Based and Community Initiatives Michele Reynolds, and Ohio Department of Public Safety Assistant Director Karen Huey to discuss the surge in antisemitism.

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Cathy’s Whim – People, People, People

Cathy’s Whim – People, People, People

It’s been about a month since my last WHIM. While my intentions are to do a weekly WHIM, this summer has gotten away from me a bit. It’s been very busy here at the Federation. All staff are now back at the office, getting reacquainted with each other and meshing their respective work environments from pre-COVID with some tools utilized while working from home (like Zoom meetings). During all of this, we’ve also faced some significant changes.

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Jewish Dayton Calendar

Jewish Dayton Calendar

Dayton Jewish Observer

Dayton Jewish Observer

Jewish Observer

The Soviet spy who stole atomic secrets in Dayton

Ann Hagedorn details how — and possibly why — George Koval committed the perfect crime against America By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Five years ago, former Wall Street Journal staff writer and non-fiction author Ann Hagedorn interviewed a 92-year-old man for a story she hoped to turn into The post The Soviet spy who stole atomic secrets in Dayton appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

By Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz, Temple Israel In the book The Beggar King and the Secret of Happiness, Joel ben Izzy shares the story The Search for Truth. It is about a man who gives up everything he cares about in search of truth. He scours the world until at last The post The first step toward repentance appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Former Air Force museum director who brought Holocaust exhibit for permanent display dies

Retired Maj. Gen. Charles D. Metcalf, who served as director of the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force from 1996 to 2010, died Oct. 29 at age 88. During his tenure, which included significantly increasing the museum’s attendance and expanding its galleries, Metcalf brought Prejudice & Memory: A Holocaust The post Former Air Force museum director who brought Holocaust exhibit for permanent display dies appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Biography of Dayton congressman explores politics of race, religion in Civil War era

By Martin Gottlieb Clement Vallandigham — the most prominent Daytonian of the 19th century by far — was pro-slavery. Indeed, he denied that slavery raised any moral issue. He said this country was for White people, and the interests of Black people should not be considered. However, in researching my The post Biography of Dayton congressman explores politics of race, religion in Civil War era appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

The Power of Stories. A Series. Jewish Family Education With Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer “During the Second World War,” recounts Rabbi Menashe Feiger, “a Nazi officer came over to my mother and said that he was going to shoot her. ‘Turn around and look away!’ he cruelly The post The testing point appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Mazel Tov!

With Bark Mitzvah Boy, The Dayton Jewish Observer Julie and Dr. Rob Bloom were among the cyclists to join the Friends of the IDF Ride Israel 2021, Oct. 30 to Nov. 5. Over six days, the Blooms cycled from the Sea of Galilee to Mt. Hermon to the Golan Heights The post Mazel Tov! appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Andrew Zimmern’s perfect potato latke recipe

By Andrew Zimmern The Nosher These potato latkes are so good that sharing the recipe alone is a mitzvah of the highest order. Chanukah celebrates the miracle of the oil, so fried foods are often featured. Problem is, most potato pancakes, or latkes, are awful. Luckily for you, these are The post Andrew Zimmern’s perfect potato latke recipe 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 December 2021 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here. The post Bark Mitzvah Boy appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

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