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Cathy’s Whim – The Color of the Year – Gray

Cathy’s Whim – The Color of the Year – Gray

When Cheryl Carne and Jane Hochstein each came to me several months ago to tell me they were retiring, I think I was initially in denial. Cheryl and Jane are both fixtures in the Dayton Jewish community. They had been working for the Federation for 19 years and 14 years, respectively. It was difficult to imagine not having them in the building.

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Cathy’s Whim – A Powerhouse of Advocacy

Cathy’s Whim – A Powerhouse of Advocacy

On Tuesday, Senior Director of JCRC Marcy Paul and I traveled to Columbus for an Ohio Jewish Communities (OJC) meeting at the Governor’s residence. Over 35 people – including Federation, JCRC, and OJC professionals and lay leaders – came together with Governor Mike DeWine, Director of Faith Based and Community Initiatives Michele Reynolds, and Ohio Department of Public Safety Assistant Director Karen Huey to discuss the surge in antisemitism.

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Cathy’s Whim – People, People, People

Cathy’s Whim – People, People, People

It’s been about a month since my last WHIM. While my intentions are to do a weekly WHIM, this summer has gotten away from me a bit. It’s been very busy here at the Federation. All staff are now back at the office, getting reacquainted with each other and meshing their respective work environments from pre-COVID with some tools utilized while working from home (like Zoom meetings). During all of this, we’ve also faced some significant changes.

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Jewish Dayton Calendar

Jewish Dayton Calendar

Dayton Jewish Observer

Dayton Jewish Observer

Jewish Observer

Observer editor honored for best feature writing in Ohio

Ohio Society of Professional Journalists Awards has announced that Dayton Jewish Observer Editor and Publisher Marshall Weiss has received the 2021 first-place award for Best Feature Reporting in its small newspaper category (circulation below 60,000). The awards are presented by the Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Columbus SPJ chapters. Judges’ comments wrote The post Observer editor honored for best feature writing in Ohio appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Importance of free speech opens JCRC Dismantling Antisemitism series

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer In her book, Dare To Speak: Defending Free Speech For All, Suzanne Nossel calls out intentional and unintentional actions that erode free speech in the United States wherever she sees it. She cites liberal politicians who have “wrongheadedly” endorsed bans and punishments “for The post Importance of free speech opens JCRC Dismantling Antisemitism series appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Finish Strong: A Father’s Code and a Son’s Path By Nate Ebner and Paul Daugherty • Penguin Press • 266 pages • $27 Story by Marc Katz, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Tucked in a 266-page book about the loving relationship he had with his father — and his The post Son’s love for his dad imbues Nate Ebner’s story appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

What sets your clock?

By Rabbi Nochum Mangel, Chabad of Greater Dayton Not so long ago or so far away, a community council decided to redesign its town center. It wanted to create a plaza where people could congregate, socialize, relax, and enjoy the beauty of their neighborhood and nature. The architect came up The post What sets your clock? appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Attitude adjustment

Considering Creation Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Each year, many Jews practice the custom of tashlich, a symbolic “casting away” of sins by tossing bread crumbs, cracked corn, or birdseed into the flowing water of streams or lakes. This tradition finds echoes in The post Attitude adjustment appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

With Bark Mitzvah Boy, The Dayton Jewish Observer Scott Halasz has been promoted to managing editor of the Xenia Daily Gazette, Fairborn Daily Herald, and Beavercreek News-Current. Scott has been with the Greene County News Group since February 2014, covering local government, schools, courts, sports, and breaking news, and in The post Mazel Tov! appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Rabbi David Sofian, Temple Israel’s senior rabbi from 2003 until his retirement in 2015, will teach the course, 20th-Century Jewish Philosophers, Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., Sept. 14, 21, 28, and Oct. 5 at the temple. The class will explore the main ideas of Milton Steinberg, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Martin Buber, The post Temple Israel rabbi emeritus leads 4-week course appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Bark Mitzvah Boy

Look for The Adventures of Bark Mitzvah Boy each month in The Dayton Jewish Observer and at this site.     To read the complete September 2021 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here. The post Bark Mitzvah Boy appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

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