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Jewish Dayton Blog

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The Budapest Partnership Summit ~ Lots of Surprises

The Budapest Partnership Summit ~ Lots of Surprises

I recently returned home from a Partnership2Gether (P2G) Summit to Budapest. Over 90 people from 15 different communities in the U.S., Western Galilee in Israel, and Budapest came together for a wonderful week of learning. We even had a few guests join us from Poland....

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Event Recap – When Does Life Begin?

Event Recap – When Does Life Begin?

Last night, the Jewish Community Relations Council presented “When Does Life Begin: Jewish Perspectives.” It was an amazing program. We had 88 participants, with all but two people staying on the Zoom until the end. The community was enthralled. The event explored...

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When Does Life Begin?

When Does Life Begin?

As I see things, my life as a Jew has an incredible blueprint for living that stems from the teachings of the Torah and our great rabbis over the ages. I learn something meaningful and new every time I engage in Jewish study. So, what does Jewish tradition say about a...

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Jewish Dayton Calendar

Jewish Dayton Calendar

Dayton Jewish Observer

Dayton Jewish Observer

Jewish Observer

Ken Burns’ documentary brings local survivor face-to-face with her mother

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Seven minutes into watching the first episode of Ken Burns’ documentary The U.S. and the Holocaust, 91-year-old Holocaust survivor Eleanor Hambury Must saw film footage of a young woman in profile, sitting on a balcony in Germany with her embroidery. The young woman The post Ken Burns’ documentary brings local survivor face-to-face with her mother appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

A Titanic Jewish Experience

Titanic Museums’ tribute to Jewish passengers & crew draws direct line to immigration restrictions & the Holocaust Story and Photos By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Below the Smoky Mountains, not far from Dollywood and neighboring Gatlinburg, drivers on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. see outsized, bizarre architecture The post A Titanic Jewish Experience appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

In an email this afternoon to members of Beth Abraham Synagogue, its president, Scott Liberman, announced that Rabbi Aubrey L. Glazer was approved to enter the United States in time to lead services in person for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, which begins at sundown on Sunday night, Sept. The post Beth Abraham’s new rabbi expected to arrive in Dayton in time to lead Rosh Hashanah services appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

New Shabbat dinner programs for young adults launching Oct. 1

National nonprofit OneTable and Federation bring project here By Abigail Klein Leichman, Jewish Standard Young Jewish adults seek out the weekly ritual of Friday night Shabbat dinners to build social connections, mitigate loneliness, and deepen ties to their community and Jewish identity. That is the conclusion of a study from The post New Shabbat dinner programs for young adults launching Oct. 1 appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Late cantor’s memoir published by daughter

‘I want people to know her story’ By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Two days before Cantor Joyce Ury Dumtschin died from pneumonia as a result of myelodysplastic syndrome in 2013, she finished writing her memoir, My Trip to Cancer-land. Her intention was to have it published. This August, The post Late cantor’s memoir published by daughter appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Myth & memory in photographer’s toy dioramas

An interview with David Levinthal By Hannah Kasper Levinson, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer David Levinthal is a photographer based in New York whose exhibit, American Myth & Memory: David Levinthal Photographs, opens Oct. 15 at the Dayton Art Institute. The exhibit is on tour from the Smithsonian American The post Myth & memory in photographer’s toy dioramas appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

By Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz, Temple Israel As we move through the High Holy Days, we approach Yom Kippur with a sense of dread. We anticipate feelings of guilt and regret, in addition to hunger, because we know the time is upon us to look critically at ourselves. The task is The post Recognize the good appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

An arts harvest for October

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer This October brings rich arts offerings with Jewish connections to our region, and it begins in Springfield. Those who missed the national tour of Barlett Sher’s production of Fiddler on the Roof in June at the Schuster Center can take it in at The post An arts harvest for October appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

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