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Jewish Dayton Blog

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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

Opinion By Marshall Weiss How do you respond when a dear friend spews hate? When someone who has championed you — who has held up your spirits in your darkest hours — publicly ignites vile judgments against people who are continually denigrated and othered? Where do you begin? This, I The post Does Chappelle get a free pass on hate? appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Technology keeps real-time conversations with survivors alive

Cincinnati’s Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center one of few museums in world to present Dimensions in Testimony exhibit By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer In a dimly-lit gallery designed for about 10 people, the focus is on a virtual life-size moving and talking image of Holocaust survivor Fritzie Fritzshall The post Technology keeps real-time conversations with survivors alive appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

By Rabbi Haviva Horvitz, Temple Beth Sholom, Middletown Have you ever noticed that in the Torah, the Hebrew names that are familiar to us for the months are not mentioned? For that matter, most of the time, only numbers are used. Passover is celebrated on the 15th day of the The post The bitter and the sweet appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

In a word

The Power of Stories, A New Series Jewish Family Education With Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer During high school, my husband lived for a short while with an Israeli family in Rehovot. The patriarch, Aharon Krumer, was the son of a rabbi and thus had a story for The post In a word appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Mazel Tov!

With Bark Mitzvah Boy, The Dayton Jewish Observer Martin Gottlieb’s new book, Lincoln’s Northern Nemesis: The War Opposition and Exile of Ohio’s Clement Vallandigham, has just been published by McFarland & Co. It’s the story of Dayton’s representative to the U.S. Congress when the Civil War broke out. A retired The post Mazel Tov! appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

How NFL sportswriter came to recount survivor’s story

By Alan Zeitlin, JTA As NFL beat writers go, Jori Epstein is likely among the more unique: Start with being a woman, she doesn’t work on Shabbat, and she has penned a Holocaust survivor’s biography. The Dallas resident, who attended Jewish day schools and camps, is only 26, too. Epstein The post How NFL sportswriter came to recount survivor’s story 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 October 2021 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here. The post Bark Mitzvah Boy appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Martin Howard Beerman, age 68, was a much-beloved husband, father, son, brother, friend, and physician caring for many patients over his long career exclusively in the greater Sandusky area. His life was tragically cut short on Aug. 20 while flying his plane, which he loved to do. Dr. Beerman was The post Obituaries appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

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