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Temple Israel Announces First Female Senior Rabbi

Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz Named Senior Rabbi After a nine month search process, we are very happy to announce that Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz will become Temple Israel’s Senior Rabbi as of July 1, 2016. Rabbi Bodney-Halasz possesses the attributes and skills that Temple Israel members identified as most desired in the next Senior Rabbi.  She demonstrates […]

MLK March 2016 - Margolin, Bodney-Halasz, Blumer

MLK Memorial March 2016

Cold Hands, Warm Hearts On Monday, January 18 – despite the frigid temperatures – our hearts were warm as we marched through Downtown Dayton in the name of social justice and equality in the 2016 MLK Memorial March.  Temple Israel was honored to stand with our brothers and sisters in the community, and we will continue […]

Biennial 2015 group photo

2015 Union for Reform Judaism Biennial

Success in Orlando These are the faces of Temple Israel’s 2015 delegation to the Union for Reform Judaism’s Biennial convention in Orlando, Florida.  From Nov. 4-8, we learned, laughed, discussed, sang, and worshipped with 5,000 Jews from around world.  Together we can continue to make Temple Israel a strong, inclusive, and vibrant Jewish community.  Save […]

Foodbank food drive 2015

Food Drive Success!

Thanks to your generosity, Temple Israel’s High Holiday food drive brought in 1021 pounds of food for The Foodbank.  In Montgomery, Greene, and Preble counties alone, there are 125,700 men, women, and children who do not know where their next meal will come from.  The Foodbank utilizes a network of more than 100 programs to […]

Upcoming Events

Donna Schlagheck

Ryterband Brunch

Change and Continuity: American Policy in the Middle EastSunday, February 7 at 9:45am Dr. Donna Schlagheck, Wright State University The Dorothee and Lewis Ryterband Lectures Series, sponsored by the Temple Israel Brotherhood, welcomes Dr. Schlagheck.  Brunch begins at 9:45 a.m. and concludes no later than 11:45 a.m.  All curious about learning more about our Jewish […]

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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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