Purim is Coming!
Wednesday, March 4th, 6:00pm Dinner, 7:00pm Spiel, 7:30pm Carnival
On Wednesday, March 4th TIDY and the Religious School will be paying tribute to the decade of Rabbi Sofian’s ordination. This year’s Purim theme is a celebration of the 70’s! Come dressed as your favorite character from the Book of Esther or bring out your best bellbottoms. Chocolate bars will be given out to anyone in costume and a special prize will be awarded to the winner of the Rabbi Sofian look-alike contest.
A pasta and meatball dinner with breadsticks, salad and hamantaschen starts the evening at 6:00pm followed by the Spiel at 7:00pm and carnival at 7:30pm. The price of dinner is $6/adult, $3/children ages 4-12. Carnival game tickets sold separately. RSVP online here.
Rabbi Bodney-Halasz Speaks at the Ryterband Brunch
Sunday, March 8th, 9:45 a.m.
Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz, Rabbi Educator, Temple Israel
The Dorothee and Lewis Ryterband Lectures Series, sponsored by the Temple Israel Brotherhood, welcomes Rabbi Bodney-Halasz. Brunch begins at 9:45 a.m. and concludes no later than 11:45 a.m. All curious about learning more about our Jewish community and the Jewish faith are welcome, members, non-members Jewish or not. No prior knowledge is required or expected.
NEW Couch to 5k program begins March 9 – Register now
This new program makes it easy for couch potatoes to turn into runners – all in just 12 weeks! A trained coach from the Up and Running store will meet participants at Temple on Mondays and Thursdays at 6pm for group runs beginning March 9.
Cost is $40 per person and culminates with the Oy Vey 5k race at the Jewish Cultural Festival on June 7. Everyone will receive FREE entry into the Oy Vey 5k and a technical training shirt from Up and Running. Sign up here.
Shabbat Shalommm Yoga Returns
Friday, March 20th at 6:00pm
Stressed out? Looking for a new way to connect to your Judaism? Interested in trying something different? Join instructor Cathy Hacket and Courtney Cummings for an evening yoga practice incorporating prayers from the Shabbat service and the Torah portion of the week. All are welcome, no previous experience is required and chair modification will be made for those with limited physical abilities. Bring a yoga or exercise mat and a towel. Cost is $5/person.
CAST YOUR VOTE FOR ARZA: REPRESENTING REFORM JUDAISM
Voting in the WZO elections is now OPEN, and you can make your voice heard by voting right now.
The act of voting occurs online through the AZM (American Zionist Movement). By clicking the following button, you will be directed to their website where you can register with the AZM and then cast your vote for ARZA, Representing Reform Judaism.
Celebrate Rabbi David Sofian with us on Sunday, April 19!
We look forward to celebrating Rabbi Sofian’s retirement with you on Sunday, April 19 at 6pm. Current Cuisine will cater the dinner and all attendees have the option of salmon or vegetable lasagna. The evening includes dinner, dessert, and entertainment. Click here to register and pay online. Your reservation is not complete until we receive payment. Call 937.496.0050 or email email@example.com if you have any questions.
Join Us in Adult Study
Come learn at Temple. All of our adult education programs are open to members and non-members alike. No prior study or reservation necessary.
Torah Study, Saturday, 9:30 a.m.
Talmud Study, Wednesday, 12:00 p.m.
Learn to Crochet or Knit, Monday, 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Lattes and Legends, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.
Dorothy Lane Market Cafe, 6177 Far Hills Avenue.
Tanakh, Sunday, 9:00 a.m.
Ryterband Lectures, Sunday, brunch at 9:45am, speakers at 10:15