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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

2021 Dayton Literary  Peace Prize awarded for Holocaust-related books

For the first time since it was established in 2006, the Dayton Literary Peace Price annual awards for fiction and non-fiction will honor authors for books each has written on Holocaust-related themes. The authors will be in Dayton Oct. 13 for DLPP’s Conversation with the Authors program at the Victoria The post 2021 Dayton Literary Peace Prize awarded for Holocaust-related books appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

It’s hard to be a Jew. It’s supposed to be.

By Rabbi Cary Kozberg, Temple Sholom, Springfield What follows are comments offered on Shabbat Vaetchanan (Deut. 3:23-7:11), learned and inspired by the writing of Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz, may the memory of this righteous one be a blessing. Those who have read the Tanakh/Jewish Bible know that much of scriptural narrative The post It’s hard to be a Jew. It’s supposed to be. appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Mazel Tov!

with Bark Mitzvah Boy, The Dayton Jewish Observer Dr. Elliot Davidson, a longtime Daytonian who is medical director of the Center for Family Medicine at Akron General Medical Center, now hosts the podcast, Lessons My Patients Taught Me. Since he began the podcast in May, he’s interviewed two dozen physicians The post Mazel Tov! appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Not-so-random acts of kindness

The Power of Stories. A Series Jewish Family Education By Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer Assisting with the Albanian Muslim refugees in the late 1990s, Israel’s field medical team in Kosovo noted that the adult-focused aid agencies were overlooking the traumatized children. In response to its request for The post Not-so-random acts of kindness appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Brooklyn-based dermatologist Dr. David Biro drew on his medical expertise and his doctorate in English literature for his first novel, This Magnificent Dappled Sea, which he’ll discuss at 7 p.m., Monday, Nov. 1 for the Jewish Community Center’s Virtual Cultural Arts & Book Series. A 9-year-old boy’s need for a The post Medical fiction, Instant Pot cooking, anti-terror memoir on virtual CABS for Nov. appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Area colleges and universities will commemorate the 83rd anniversary of Kristallnacht with a virtual scholarly discussion and an in-person remembrance with a virtual option. Kristallnacht, the Night of Broken Glass — Nov. 9 and 10, 1938 in Nazi Germany — is considered the start of the Holocaust. Sinclair College and The post Kristallnacht programs appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

The Synagogue Forum of Greater Dayton will present its 14-session Introduction to Judaism course on Mondays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. via Zoom, beginning Jan. 3 and running through April 11. The annual class is open to anyone interested in Jewish learning, dialogue, and exploration. The course offers an in-depth The post Virtual Intro. to Judaism course enrolling for January appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

At the end of October, Beth Abraham Synagogue Interim Rabbi Melissa Crespy launched two classes via Zoom. Matters of Life and Death, a text-based study of significant issues in modern medical ethics, is held at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays through Dec. 7. What Happened to All the Women? a study The post Beth Abraham interim rabbi’s classes appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

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