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Tornado Relief

Can you lend a hand with tornado relief?  Sign up for two-hour shifts between noon and 6 p.m. on Thursday, June 20 to help at the Harrison Township Firehouse at 2400 Turner Road.  Temple members are helping with accepting, sorting and distributing items to those in need. Please contact Rabbi Bodney Halasz if you are […]

Jewish Cultural Festival Thanks!

Thanks to everyone who helped make the Ninth Jewish Cultural Festival a success! Mark your calendars now for Sunday, June 7, 2020!

Temple Israel on Synagogues 360

  Temple Israel has been selected as one of the synagogues around the world to be archived in an exhibit of historic and exceptional synagogues around the world.  Select Temple Israel, Dayton, Ohio in the search.  Check out the website here.  

Upcoming Events

Torah on Tap

Monday, July 1 at 6:00 p.m. at Barrel House Join Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz or Rabbi Tina Sobo at Barrel House (417 E. Third St.) for some drinks and discussion about topics relevant to modern Jewish living.  You’ve got the questions, we’ve got the rabbi!  First round is on us!  Feel free to order some dinner […]

Parking Lot Closed for July 4 Fireworks

The City of Dayton annual fireworks display will be on Wednesday, July 3.  Please note the Temple Israel parking lot will be closed off for the fireworks due to liability and safety issues.  NO ONE will have access to the parking lot beginning at NOON on Tuesday, July 3.  Office staff will be in the […]

Prayer and Play Goes Exploring

Prayer and Play Goes Exploring  Saturday July 13 at 10:00 a.m. meet at Rabbi Sobo’s home. Meet at Rabbi Sobo’s for our morning prayer and craft and then (weather permitting) we’ll head to Sycamore Trails Aquatic Center approximately a half mile from rabbi’s house (walk or drive, take your pick!).  If the weather doesn’t cooperate, […]

Shabbat Under the Stars

Shabbat Under the Stars Celebrate Shabbat on Friday, July 19 under a canopy of stars, as we move our worship beyond the walls of our sanctuary.  Services will be at 6:30 p.m. followed by an oneg.  In the event of inclement weather, services will be held indoors.

August Share Shabbat

Join us on August 2.  Our monthly camp-style service begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by a potluck dinner.  Join us and bring your friends!  Temple provides entree, challah and wine for kiddush.  Cost is $5/adult; $3/child 4-12; free for kids ages 3 and under.  If your last name begins with A to F, bring a […]

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Support Our Dayton Community

gift cardGift cards for those in need
The Social Action Committee is requesting donations of $10 gift cards for St. Vincent de Paul from Walmart, Kroger, or Meijer for shelter residents transitioning to stable housing. They have a very large number of families moving through the shelter entering housing with very few needed supplies. These retailers are all located on bus lines, providing easy access for the shelter residents.  Please bring your gift card donations to the Temple office and Amy Margolin will take them to St. Vincent de Paul.


notebooks and foldersSchool Supplies for ESOL program
Do you have extra school supplies that you can donate?  St. John's English for Speakers of Other Languages is in need of folders with pockets, spiral notebooks, erasers, and white chalk supplies for their students.  They are also seeking an industrial quality pencil sharpener. Please place any donations in the bin in the Temple lobby.



trader joe's logoNutrition Equality in the Miami Valley
Volunteers from Temple Israel are needed to transport fresh, high-quality frozen foods from Trader Joe's to the House of Bread for them to use as a part of their free hot lunch program.  On the third Saturday of each month, we will load up a van, truck, or SUV and transport the items.  The trip only takes about 20 minutes and the activity is ideal for families and couples.  Contact the Temple office for more information.

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