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Jewish Dayton Blog

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Yom Ha’Atzmaut

Yom Ha’Atzmaut

Yom Ha’Atzmaut As I sit here writing this WHIM, I am looking at an amazing photo of David Ben-Gurion (the first Prime Minister of Israel) doing a headstand on the beach. Looking at the picture, it reminds me that despite the challenges Israel faced during that time,...

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Jewish Dayton Calendar

Jewish Dayton Calendar

Dayton Jewish Observer

Dayton Jewish Observer

Jewish Observer

Dayton’s JCC at 100

Part One: Becoming Americans By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Even a week before the Jewish Federation for Social Services completed its June 26, 1922 purchase of the house at 59 Green St. to serve as Dayton’s first Jewish Community Center, the Dayton Daily News wrote of the Jewish The post Dayton’s JCC at 100 appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

An update on Ukraine

Here is another update from Centerville resident Maryna Braginsky about her immediate family’s situation since Russia invaded Ukraine. “Well, everybody’s alive,” she says. Her brothers fight in Ukraine’s army. Now that the army receives weapons from European countries and the United States, they slowly see improvement. “But there are still The post An update on Ukraine appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Mazel Tov!

With Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Lela Klein, co-founder and co-executive director of Co-op Dayton, has been named to the fourth cohort of the Jewish Women’s Foundation of New York Collective. Established in 2019, the collective is an incubator for “Jewish women changemakers using a Jewish and gender lens The post Mazel Tov! appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

It’s personal.

By Rabbi Cary Kozberg, Temple Sholom, Springfield I admit it. Since I first saw it as a kid, I have been a devotee of the 1956 film The Ten Commandments. Even as I came to realize the extreme liberties it takes with the biblical account (inaccuracies), what continues to recommend The post It’s personal. appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Israeli’s updated choreography a highlight of Fiddler tour

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer When Hofesh Shechter agreed to update Jerome Robbins’ iconic Fiddler on the Roof choreography for Bartlett Sher’s 2016 Broadway revival, the Israeli native knew his friends and colleagues were nervous for him. “I have to say, I normally suffer when I make work, The post Israeli’s updated choreography a highlight of Fiddler tour appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

The space between

The Power of Stories Series Jewish Family Education With Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Jerusalem’s tzadik. Early in the 20th century, the young Lithuanian rabbi, Aryeh Levin, arrived in Jerusalem. There he studied and taught Torah, visited the sick, comforted the bereaved, and visited Jewish dissidents imprisoned by The post The space between appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Nine movies in June for JCC Film Fest

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer The JCC’s 22nd Film Fest returns to its pre-Covid format of screening films in person, with the post-Covid addition of making each film available for viewing at home. Festival organizers have also returned to presenting the series over the course of a month, The post Nine movies in June for JCC Film Fest appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Palestinian father takes long way home in 200 Meters

By Michael Fox, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer It boggles the mind that fiction films that humanize Palestinians are still controversial in some circles. Or perhaps not, because those who see and define them solely and simply as enemies of Israel are rattled by any depiction of Palestinians as The post Palestinian father takes long way home in 200 Meters appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

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