Jewish Dayton from the Great War through the 1920’s with Marshall Weiss
Even more than the Great Flood of 1913, the Great War tested and united Dayton’s Jews. After our men & women returned, we made Kiddush during Prohibition, Americanized Judaism, battled immigration restrictions, debated Zionism, and fought the Klan. Marshall Weiss will share stories he’s unearthed of how Dayton’s Jews navigated tradition and modernity in an era with challenges surprisingly similar to those we face today.
When: Tuesday, July 7th, 7:00pm-8:00p.m.
Where: Zoom (please register in order to receive the Zoom link by email)
RSVP: Register online by July 3rd
Marshall Weiss is editor and publisher of The Dayton Jewish Observer, which he established for the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton in 1996. A past president of the American Jewish Press Association, Marshall helped found the International Jewish Media Forum and the Jewish Scholastic Press Association. He is the author of Jewish Community of Dayton (Arcadia, 2018), and since 2019 also serves as project director of Miami Valley Jewish Genealogy & History. Marshall is the recipient of numerous first-place awards from the American Jewish Press Association, Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, and Religion News Association. His articles have appeared in Jewish newspapers across the United States and in Israel.
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