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Publisher’s Note: This begins our series Jews by Choice. We will be publishing these profiles on a monthly basis. 

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Friday Night Shabbat continues to provide a weekly opportunity for families with young children to enjoy a no-cost Friday night dinner in a pleasant atmosphere with both old and new friends.  Last week, Rockwern Academy welcomed over one hundred people.

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The year 5783 was the two hundredth year of Jewish life in Cincinnati. The American Isra- elite would like to showcase the events that made this year a special one for the Cincinnati Jewish Community.

CenterStage Players will be presenting the original Broadway Pulitzer Prize winning drama “The Diary of Anne Frank” on Friday November 11 and Saturday November 12 at 8 pm,  on Sunday November 13 at 2 pm on Friday November 18 and Saturday November 19 at 8 pm and on Sunday November 20 at 2 pm.…

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In conjunction with its exhibition, “Jewish Cincinnati: A Photographic Record by J. Miles Wolf,” the Skirball Museum is offering a bus tour of Jewish Cincinnati on Sunday, November 6 at 1 pm. The tour, which begins at Mayerson Hall on the campus of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Re…

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Today, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) and Hillel International announced the launch of a groundbreaking new collaborative partnership to support the emerging generation of leaders who will build a strong and vibrant Jewish future. Together, the global seminary th…

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On Monday, October 3, the Jewish Community Relations Council and the American Jewish Committee, along with Local 12 News, will host a congressional election forum aimed at educating voters on issues central to the Cincinnati population before the upcoming midterm election. 

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Submitted by The Jewish Federation of Cincinnati and Yarden Neeman, Community Shaliach/Community Emissary

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 “You can do anything if you have a plan — it’s like running a marathon,” said Felicia Zakem. “You can go any distance if you just start early and you have milestones along the way. You just have to have discipline. So that’s my plan — I’m going to execute along the way and be nimble as we go.”

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 Jim Ellis and Howard Goldwasser don’t know each other, but they share a private compulsion: they are serial volunteers. At the moment, they also share a common benefactor: Jewish Family Service Heldman Family Food Pantry. The men, both retired, have been independently donating their time to…

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Marcie Bachrach grew up firmly rooted  in local Jewish institutions. “I grew up in the JCC,” she shared when I asked her about her background here in Cincinnati. “I think we had a pretty typical middle class, Jewish upbringing. My parents were both hardworking.” Involvement in Jewish organiz…

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“A mensch is somebody who lives with integrity and honor,” said Marlene Ostrow. “A mensch embodies the golden rule—do unto others as you would have them do unto you. It’s pretty simple, but there’s a twist—a mensch should do without being asked. If they are asked, they should answer gracious…