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Jewish Dayton Blog

Jewish Dayton Blog

We’re Back

We’re Back

While our world is still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been fortunate to resume some of our pre-COVID activities. One of these activities is our Annual Meeting. We held modified meetings in 2020 and 2021, however there is something very special about...

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The Importance of 83

The Importance of 83

Over the past year, I have mentioned in a few WHIMS how we as an organization faced some staff turnover during the months following the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Much of this was due to retirements and career changes. What I didn’t mention in those WHIMS was...

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The Jewish Agency and Russia

The Jewish Agency and Russia

After a few months hiatus, the WHIM is back. Lots has happened between my last WHIM and today. As Daytonians, Americans, and a worldwide Jewish community we have faced many challenges over recent months. During this time, I have been trying to focus on the positive....

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Jewish Dayton Calendar

Jewish Dayton Calendar

Dayton Jewish Observer

Dayton Jewish Observer

Jewish Observer

Holocaust exhibit at Air Force museum ready for school groups to return

Story and Photos By Marshall Weiss, The Observer Longtime local Holocaust educator Renate Frydman has noticed an uptick in Holocaust education in schools. “For a while, there was less teaching of it,” the Dayton Holocaust Education Committee chair says. “Now, I think, with the world the way it is, there The post Holocaust exhibit at Air Force museum ready for school groups to return appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Gangsters vs. Nazis: decidedly cinematic nonfiction

Gangsters vs. Nazis: How Jewish Mobsters Battled Nazis in Wartime America By Michael Benson 2022, Citadel Books, 283 Pages Book Review By Martin Gottlieb, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Jewish gangsters have shown up in plenty of Hollywood movies. But typically they just happen to be Jewish. If the The post Gangsters vs. Nazis: decidedly cinematic nonfiction appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Dayton’s JCC is a partner with Summer Camp for Adults: 20s and 30s Weekend, Friday, Aug. 12 through Sunday, Aug. 14 at Camp Livingston in Bennington, Ind. All Jewish young adults in the Miami Valley are invited to join the program. “It’s a great opportunity to meet other Jewish young The post Young adults weekend at Camp Livingston appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

By Rabbi Levi Simon, Chabad of Greater Dayton The story is told about an important member of the Jewish community who passed away. His children received two envelopes, one to be opened upon his death and the other a week later. They opened the first envelope and read their father’s The post Unravel your potential appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

With Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer United Way of Greater Dayton presented its 2022 Humanitarian of the Year Award to the Klaben family, at the Nutter Center on June 28. Since 2001, Morris Furniture Company and the Klaben family have provided more than 14,000 beds to children in need, The post Mazel Tov! appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

The Power of Stories Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer A zoology professor assigned a paper on the topic of elephants to his graduate-level international students. The English student wrote Elephant Hunting. The French student wrote The Love Life of the Elephant. The German The post Being Zusya appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

A call to counter antisemitism

By Justin Kirschner When you look at the FBI hate crime statistics for Ohio, it would be easy to assume that the Jewish population has it rather good. In 2020, the latest year for which figures are available, there were 10 anti-Jewish crimes reported. Most were for damage or vandalism The post A call to counter antisemitism appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

The 100th birthday of the Jewish Community Center is the theme for the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton and its agencies’ 2022 annual meeting, at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17 at the Boonshoft Center for Jewish Culture and Education. The Federation will elect and install its new board members and The post Jewish Federation annual meeting to celebrate JCC centennial appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

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