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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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Turning learning into art at Hillel Academy

Project reconnects Judaic artist & calligrapher David Moss to his Dayton roots By Faygie Holt, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Against the window, colorful glass pieces shined and sparkled, the meaning of each square personal to its creator. In a hallway, handwritten and crafted posters about biblical leaders lined The post Turning learning into art at Hillel Academy appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer With 33 years of combined service between them, Jewish Federation External Relations Director Cheryl Carne and Jewish Community Center Director Jane Hochstein retire from the Federation this summer. Both started as volunteers in the Jewish community when they had young children at home. The post Longtime Jewish Federation/JCC staffers retire appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

By Rabbi Levi Simon, Chabad of Greater Dayton The Midrash tells: On the day that the Holy Temple was destroyed, a Jew was plowing his field when his cow suddenly cried very agonizingly. An Arab was passing by and heard the call of the cow. Said the Arab to the The post Speedily in our days appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Mr. Mazel

Jeremy Katz, senior director of archives at the William Breman Jewish Heritage Museum in Atlanta, has authored the book, The Jewish Community of Atlanta, in Arcadia Publishing’s Images of America Series. A native of Dayton, Jeremy received his bachelor’s degree from Ohio State and his master’s in archival science from The post Mr. Mazel appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Messages of Eden

Considering Creation Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer His dinner finished, my grandson was ready to play. Despite a reminder to first wash his greasy hands, he grabbed his high chair like a wheeled baby walker and began to push. My sharp, “Jacob! Hands!” The post Messages of Eden appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Golda explores triumphs, failures  of Israel’s trailblazing prime minister

By Gerri Miller, Los Angeles Jewish Journal As the only woman to serve as Israel’s prime minister (1969-1974), Golda Meir is perceived as a Jewish icon and feminist heroine. But in Israel, she’s more reviled than revered. The documentary Golda, which will be shown virtually for the Dayton JCC Film The post Golda explores triumphs, failures of Israel’s trailblazing prime minister appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Forum digs into spike in antisemitism

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer With an increase in U.S. antisemitic acts of 80 percent reported by Secure Community Network in the wake of Israel’s 11-day war with Hamas, Dayton’s Jewish Community Relations Council hosted a virtual community forum about Israel and antisemitism on May 27. “I know The post Forum digs into spike in antisemitism appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Beth Abraham Synagogue, the Dayton area’s Conservative Jewish congregation, has named Rabbi Melissa Crespy of Columbus as its interim rabbi for the year beginning July 1 while it conducts its search for a rabbi. A native of Freehold, N.J., Crespy was ordained at Jewish Theological Seminary in New York. Most The post Interim rabbi for Beth Abraham Synagogue appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

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