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Upcoming Events

Fri 17

NFTY-OV Leadership Training Kallah

August 17 @ 4:00 pm - August 19 @ 4:00 pm
Temple Beth Or
5275 Marshall Rd
Dayton OH
Mon 20

First Day of Preschool

August 20
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr
Centerville OH
Tue 21

Tuesdays @ the J: Shulchan Yarok: Once a Month Farmer’s Market

August 21 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr
Centerville OH
Tue 21

Tuesdays @ the J: Mosaics with Cathy Gardner

August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr
Centerville OH
Tue 21

Tuesdays @ the J: Israeli Dancing with instructor Janifer Tsou

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr
Centerville OH
Wed 22

Celebrate Israel @ 70: An Evening with Golda Meir

August 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Boonshoft CJCE
525 Versailles Dr
Centerville OH
Fri 24

PJ Library Shabbat in the Park

August 24 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Orchardly Park
343 Wonderly Ave.
Oakwood OH
Dayton Jewish Observer

Dayton Jewish Observer

Jewish Observer

By Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz, Temple Israel Having served as Temple Israel’s director of education for many years, I have had several conversations with parents about their children’s Jewish education [...]

Jessica Michna will present her one-woman show, Golda Meir: The Journey, on the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 22 at the Boonshoft Center for Jewish Culture and Education, presented by Hadassah, the JCC, [...]

When Sofer (Jewish ritual scribe) Rabbi Yochanan Salazar visits Beth Abraham Synagogue to evaluate its Torah scrolls and make necessary repairs for several days, the community will be able to watch hi [...]

By Chaya Rappoport, thenosher.com Harissa is a spicy, rich-flavored North African chili paste traditionally made with roasted red pepper, chiles, garlic, and a mixture of spices. This amped-up Niçoise [...]

With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Nikki Lapine graduated cum laude from South Texas College of Law — Houston. She is a graduate of Northmont High School and a former member of Templ [...]

The Bible: Wisdom Literature Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer In early June, like millions of Americans across the political spectrum, I was stunned t [...]

By Jordana Horn, Kveller.com My son’s Bar Mitzvah happened about two months ago. Obviously, being the proud Jewish mama that I am, I have to say the kid nailed it. But I am not here to write The Ultim [...]

By Josefin Dolsten, JTA When Esther Thorpe came out as non-binary a year ago, identifying neither as male nor female, Miriam Taylor Thorpe was worried. Esther’s mother already had a child come out as [...]

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