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2021 JCC Film Festival Starts June 8 — Tickets On Sale Now!

2021 JCC Film Festival Starts June 8 — Tickets On Sale Now!

The JCC’s 21st Annual Dayton Jewish Film Festival is kicking off opening night at the Dixie Twin Drive-In with the award-winning documentary Picture of His Life on Tuesday, June 8, $15 per car. DJ Butch Brown kicks off the celebration at 7PM, and the film will begin...

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WHIM Special Edition: Important Announcement

WHIM Special Edition: Important Announcement

WHIM Special Edition: Important Announcement Good Afternoon, It is with a great deal of admiration and respect, as well as a bit of sadness, that today I announce the impending retirement of two of our wonderful employees ~ Cheryl Carne and Jane Hochstein. As we plan...

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Jewish Dayton Calendar

Jewish Dayton Calendar

Dayton Jewish Observer

Dayton Jewish Observer

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New gene therapy trial in Dayton offers hope for children with Canavan

Parents’ tenacity moves mountains to improve children’s quality of life By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer In an operating room at Dayton Children’s Hospital on April 8, 4-year-old Benny Landsman of Brooklyn, N.Y. received the first new clinical trial of an FDA-approved gene therapy for Canavan disease. Neurosurgeon Dr. The post New gene therapy trial in Dayton offers hope for children with Canavan appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Keeping our community connected for a quarter century

By Marshall Weiss, Editor and Publisher, The Dayton Jewish Observer When the Jewish Federation hired me in January 1996 to start a Jewish newspaper for the Dayton area — with the first issue out in time for Passover — two widely-cited industry figures weighed heavily on me: nine out of The post Keeping our community connected for a quarter century appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Virtual tour, discussion of Americans and the Holocaust exhibit

In November 1938, following Nazi Germany’s Kristallnacht attacks on Jews, their property, businesses, and synagogues, a Gallup poll asked Americans if they approved or disapproved of the Nazi treatment of Jews in Germany. Ninety-four percent disapproved, six percent approved. When asked, “Should we allow a larger number of Jewish exiles The post Virtual tour, discussion of Americans and the Holocaust exhibit appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Intro to DNA Testing Part 2

Local genealogist Diana Nelson will present part two of Introduction to DNA Testing, 10 a.m., Sunday, May 2 via Zoom for Miami Valley Jewish Genealogy & History. Nelson is the education chair of the Greene County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society and a member of the Miami Valley Jewish The post Intro to DNA Testing Part 2 appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Mr. Mazel

When Dayton native Jeany Nisenholz-Wolf and her husband, Jeffrey Wolf, first saw artwork by former slave Bill Traylor, they knew there was more to the story than what they were viewing. “There was such a mystery there to unravel and the desire to go beyond the two-line description about a The post Mr. Mazel appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

By Rabbi Leibel Agar, Beth Jacob Congregation Spring has always been my favorite time of the year, even when I was a young child. I grew up in upstate New York and the winters were always pretty nasty-biting cold, with ice and snow more often than not. Even after moving The post The Jewish people must have unity appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Stories within stories

Considering Creation Series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek, The Dayton Jewish Observer The legendary second-century sage Rabbi Akiva grew up in the land of Israel poor, ignorant, and illiterate, eventually becoming a shepherd for a wealthy Jerusalemite. Despite his circumstances, Akiva eventually mastered the Torah, oral tradition, and The post Stories within stories appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Rabbi Michael Cook, the only American rabbi to serve as a full professional chair in New Testament, with Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, died March 30 at 79 in Cincinnati. Over 45 years, Cook taught thousands of HUC-JIR students — many of whom became rabbis — empowering them, in The post Scholar Rabbi Michael Cook, husband of Temple Beth Or’s rabbi, dies at 79 appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

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