Rachel Haug Gilbert
Dayton

with Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Among the honorees for the National Conference for Community and Justice’s 40th Annual Friendship Dinner on Monday, Oct. 30 will be Rabbi Bernard Barsky, retired rabbi with Beth Abraham Synagogue. Rabbi Barsky is co-chair of the Montgomery County Justice Advisory Committee and

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Lamb and squash bourekas
Dayton

By Shannon Sarna, The Nosher By the time Sukkot arrives, we are three weeks into nonstop Jewish holiday mode. Some people might be tired of cooking, and I don’t blame them one bit. But Sukkot is probably my favorite holiday of the season to cook for. I love sitting outdoors

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Dr. Rachel Adler
Dayton

Dr. Rachel Adler, professor of Jewish religious thought, modern Jewish thought, and feminist studies at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Los Angeles, will present two lectures on Jewish feminism for the 39th Annual Ryterband Symposium on Thursday, Nov. 2 at Wright State University. At 4 p.m., Adler will

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BMB.indd
Dayton

Look for The Adventures of Bark Mitzvah Boy each month in The Dayton Jewish Observer and at this site.     To read the complete October 2017 Dayton Jewish Observer, click here.

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Dayton

Dayton Jewish Observer Editor and Publisher Marshall Weiss received Religion News Association’s 2017 Cassels Award for Excellence in Religion Reporting at Small Newspapers, on Sept. 9 in Nashville at RNA’s annual conference. Weiss received the award for his three-part series, Black/Jewish relations from the Dayton riots through desegregation, which appeared

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Dayton

Jacob “Jack” Bomstein, a Holocaust survivor born in Poland, passed away at the age of 90 on Sept. 3. Mr. Bomstein is survived by his loving wife, Bernice. He was the devoted father of Moritz, Jeff and Rick; grandfather of Scott Crist, Jessica and husband Jason Trieb, Jason Bomstein and

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Where the GOYS are: a sampling of GOY license plates in the Dayton area
Dayton

Photos and Story By Marshall Weiss The Dayton Jewish Observer A bizarre byproduct of the surge in hate activity and hate-baiting in the United States is debate about the nature and usage of the word goy. When Steve Bannon got the boot from the White House on Aug. 18, the Huffington

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On the day of the Unite the Right hate rally, Aug. 12 in Charlottesville, Va. (R to L): Cong. Beth Israel Rabbi Educator Rachel Schmelkin, her mother, Ellen Drake, and Rachel’s husband, Geoff . Submitted photo.
Dayton

An interview with Charlottesville temple’s assistant rabbi & her husband By Marc Katz, Special To The Dayton Jewish Observer Charlottesville clergy, including Rabbi Educator Rachel Schmelkin of Congregation Beth Israel, prepared for the worst prior to the Aug. 12 Unite the Right march through their town, and remained busy several

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Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Pres. Phil Parker (L) signs a ceremonial memo of understanding with Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce Pres. Uriel Lynn (Center) and its CEO, Dan Carmely, on July 21 at Business Solutions Center
Dayton

Story and Photos By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer The Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce signed its fourth international memo of understanding — with the Federation of Israeli Chambers of Commerce — in a ceremony at the Business Solutions Center on July 21. “In our 110 years, the chamber

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Volunteer Ira Segalewitz tells students about his experiences during the Holocaust in front of the Prejudice and Memory exhibit, on permanent display at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force . Photo: JWV Post 587.
Dayton

By Marshall Weiss, The Observer If ever there were a need for Holocaust education, this is the time. With the new school year, about two dozen middle and high school groups from as far away as Indiana and Kentucky will likely visit Prejudice and Memory: A Holocaust Exhibit, on display

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