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Cathy’s WHIM – Let Me Hear From You

Cathy’s WHIM – Let Me Hear From You

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world in multiple ways. One major change has been in the way people work. Email and phone calls now replace casual chats with co-workers. Zoom meetings have become a staple in our workdays.

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Cathy’s WHIM – Supporting Innovation

Cathy’s WHIM – Supporting Innovation

When our Innovation Grants program was launched almost 10 years ago, the idea was to support unique, one-of-a-kind, and collaborative programs in our Dayton Jewish community. Over the years, we have seen many initiatives take shape; however, one in particular has grown from an idea to an integral part of Jewish Dayton.

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Cathy’s WHIM – Where there is life, there is hope

Cathy’s WHIM – Where there is life, there is hope

Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. While many countries have their own Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27th is a day for the entire world to take pause and honor the memories of those who perished, learn from those who have shared their stories of survival, and reflect on how we can ensure such an atrocity never happens again.

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Jewish Dayton Calendar

Jewish Dayton Calendar

Dayton Jewish Observer

Dayton Jewish Observer

Jewish Observer

Congregations plan for another Covid Passover

Passover begins at sunset, Saturday, March 27 — one year and two weeks after Covid cases began to take hold in the United States. At the time, area Jewish congregations scrambled to provide virtual Passover programming, Seders, and to-go Seder meals. This year’s offerings come with the hope for Covid-free The post Congregations plan for another Covid Passover appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Paula Shoyer’s gift this Passover: Instant Pot Kosher Cookbook

Just in time for Passover, kosher cooking maven/author Paula Shoyer’s Instant Pot Kosher Cookbook is now in print from Sterling Epicure. With 46 kosher-for-Passover recipes alone, from soups and salads to appetizers, sides to main courses and desserts — a number of which are vegetarian, vegan and gluten free — The post Paula Shoyer’s gift this Passover: Instant Pot Kosher Cookbook appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

By Rabbi Elchonon Chaikin, Chabad of Greater Dayton It was one year ago, on March 1, 2020, that my wife, Mussie, and I landed back in Dayton with a group of nine Jewish teens from the annual International CTeen Shabbaton. It was an incredible weekend, full of Jewish pride, learning The post Free(dom) during Covid appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Beth Abraham’s rabbi to depart at end of June

In an email Feb. 16, Beth Abraham Synagogue President Michael Freed and Rabbi Joshua Ginsberg informed the congregation that the rabbi’s employment with the synagogue will conclude with the end of his contract, June 30. “It is with great regret that we write today to inform the congregation that we The post Beth Abraham’s rabbi to depart at end of June appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Hadassah to mention unmentionables

Kim Kenney, executive director of the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum in Canton, will present the virtual talk, Mentioning the Unmentionables, for Dayton Hadassah at 7 p.m., Tuesday, March 9. The author of eight books, Kenney will talk about the history of undergarments, from corsets to bustles to Spanx. Register The post Hadassah to mention unmentionables appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Learn meaningful dialogue skills

As part of its virtual Community Conversations series, Dayton’s Jewish Community Relations Council will host University of Dayton Human Rights Fellow Paul Morrow, who will present Meaningful Dialogue: Having Conversations on Critical Issues, 7-8 p.m., Wednesday, March 3. Morrow received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Vanderbilt University in 2014. The The post Learn meaningful dialogue skills appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

With the theme Celebrating our Beginnings, Dayton’s Seventh Women’s Seder will be held virtually, 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, March 4. Participants will watch the 2013 documentary, Esther Broner: A Weave of Women — about the evolution of Jewish feminism from the first Women’s Haggadah — which inspired Dayton’s first Women’s Seder, The post Virtual Women’s Seder March 4 appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

Seas and skies

Considering Creation series Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek Nothing can convey the rich diversity of creatures in the seas and skies quite like swimming in the Gulf of Mexico alongside a languorous whale shark the length of a standard school bus. And then glimpsing a thumb-sized ruby-throated hummingbird The post Seas and skies appeared first on The Dayton Jewish Observer. [...]

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