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Carol and Ken Kabel

If Not Now, When? In July 2019, Carol and Ken Kabel left for Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia. Not for vacation, but to stay for a year and fulfill their duty as Jews to repair the world. Their home of 26 years was sold, as was the business Ken owned. All their belongings were put into storage. They know they’ll be living in Cincinnati when they come back but aren’t worrying about their next step until then.

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The Story Behind Our New Cover Photo

On Saturday, September 14th, 30 men, women and children from our Family Engagement program visited Matthew 25: Ministries in Blue Ash, Ohio. Matthew 25: Ministries is an international humanitarian aid and disaster relief organization helping the poorest of the poor and disaster victims locally, regionally, nationally and internationally regardless of race, creed or political persuasion. While there, they worked on the warehouse floor to sort and pack toiletry supplies and clothing for the victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. When their hard work came to an end, our Wise Temple team had helped over 6,000 hurricane victims!

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Dr. Jason Frischer

Dr. Jason Frischer and his wife Lori only meant to stay in Cincinnati for a few years, just long enough for him to experience working at, arguably, the world’s most prestigious pediatric hospital, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center (Children’s). “We’re both born and raised New Yorkers. I couldn’t spell Cincinnati or find it on a map. The tri­state to me meant New York, New Jersey and Connecticut!” But 12 years later, they are still here and love what a smaller city like Cincinnati has to offer.

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