Members and supporters of the Jewish community hug at a candlelight vigil in front of the White House for the victims of the synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, Oct. 27, 2018. (Andrew Cabbalero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)
Dayton

Earlier this year, our colleagues at the three leading Jewish newspapers in the United Kingdom published the same front-page headline and joint editorial voicing concern over rising antisemitism in Britain’s Labour Party. Today we have found a mournful occasion to follow in their footsteps. For many Jews, the United States

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Meme in solidarity with the Pittsburgh Jewish community following the murder of 11 Jews at Tree of Life Synagogue, Oct. 27.
Dayton

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer Parents and children arriving this morning for the JCC’s Early Childhood Program at the Boonshoft Center for Jewish Culture and Education in Centerville were greeted by a Centerville Police vehicle at the front door. What normally might be a cause for concern was

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Feast of Giving, Thanksgiving in Dayton Co-Chairs (L to R) Dr. Stephen Levitt, Mike Shane, Dr. Thomas Olsen.
Dayton

By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer It might be the largest Thanksgiving dinner served in the United States. But what’s most important to the organizers of Dayton’s annual Feast of Giving — who will host the event’s 50th dinner Nov. 22 at the Dayton Convention Center — is that

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Dayton

Dear friends recall their grandfathers, a Reform and an Orthodox rabbi in Dayton more than a century ago By Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer This summer marked the 60th anniversary of the opening of Goldman Union Camp Institute, an overnight summer camp of the Reform Jewish movement, in Zionsville,

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Sally Kohn. Photo: Paul Takeuchi.
Dayton

By Judy Bolton-Fasman, JewishBoston.com In her new book, liberal writer and political commentator Sally Kohn explores what drives us to hate, and how we can exchange our biases for hope. She’ll discuss The Opposite of Hate: A Field Guide to Repairing Our Humanity on Nov. 5 as part of the

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ADL Regional Dir. Rabbi Jeremy Pappas
Dayton

By Alyssa Schmitt, Cleveland Jewish News Rabbi Jeremy Pappas says his journey to combat hatred began in 2004 when he walked into an Auschwitz-Birkenau gas chamber and was free to walk out — an opportunity denied to many before him. He was on an International March of the Living at

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Rachel Haug Gilbert
Dayton

With Rachel Haug Gilbert, The Dayton Jewish Observer Hall Hunger Initiative Manager Etana Jacobi and Greater Dayton Union Co-Op Initiative Executive Director Lela Klein are recipients of the National Conference For Community and Justice of Greater Dayton 2018 Humanitarian Awards. The awards were scheduled to be presented at the NCCJ’s

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Rabbi Tina Sobo, Temple Israel
Dayton

By Rabbi Tina Sobo, Temple Israel We are taught as Jews that we are to “walk in God’s ways (Deut 26:17),” which among interpretations in the Talmud means to do as God does: clothe the naked as God did for Adam and Eve, visit the sick as God did for

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The Daughters of Zelophehad, from the 1908 Bible and Its Story Taught by One Thousand Picture Lessons
Dayton

The Bible: Wisdom Literature Jewish Family Education with Candace R. Kwiatek My 5-year-old granddaughter’s favorite birthday present this year was Amy Rosenthal’s Dear Girl, a charming book with an empowering message about being uniquely yourself. Her mother texted: “While reading she looked up and said, ‘This makes my heart happy.’”

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Dayton

By Sonya Sanford, The Nosher What makes Russian meatballs, tefteli, different from other kinds? They are typically made with rice rather than breadcrumbs. Some folks make them with beef, some with chicken or turkey. Some cooks dust the meatballs in flour and then brown them before adding them to the

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