Pledge to vote ARZA!



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.




Oy Vey 5k run/walk

JCF Oy Vey 5k logoBe part of the Inaugural Oy Vey 5k run/walk!  

Join us on Sunday, June 7 at 10:30 a.m for this fast and flat, chip-timed course that winds through the city, along the river, and through the park.  Prizes awarded to the top three winners and every participant receives $5 to use towards food and drink at the Jewish Cultural Festival, which begins at 11 a.m.  Whether you are a runner or a walker, everyone can join in on the fun!  

Proceeds from the race benefit the Social Action Fund of Temple Israel which supports programs and activities designed to positively impact the entire community.  Visit the Oy Vey 5k page for more details on how to register.

Shabbat Shalommm Yoga

Shabbat Shalommm Yoga Returns

Friday, May 15 at Yoga logo6:00pm

Stressed out? Looking for a new way to connect to your Judaism?  Interested in trying something different?  Join instructor Cathy Hackett 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.

Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn: The Books Of Daniel and Revelations

Join in a conversation about the books of Daniel and Revelations in a series of lunch-hour discussions led by Rabbi David Sofian of Temple Israel, Reverend Dr. Rodney Kennedy of First Baptist Church and Reverend Dr. John Paddock of Christ Episcopal Church.  The clergy will discuss biblical stories in the context of each of their religions, comparing and contrasting and identifying similarities and differences.  Attend one session, two, or all three.  Each begins at 12:00 p.m. Noon.  Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch and bring friends as well!  No RSVP is necessary.

Thursday, April 16th             Temple Israel - 130 Riverside Drive

Thursday, April 23rd            Christ Episcopal Church - 20 West First Street

Thursday, April 30th          First Baptist Church - 111 West Monument Avenue

Rabbi David Sofian

Rev. Dr. Rodney Kennedy

Adult Study

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

Temple Calendar

Events on April 26, 2015
Religious School
Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Ryterband Brunch
Time: 9:45 am - 11:45 am
Location: Gimel
JCF Baking
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Description: Festival Baking at Temple Israel
Events on April 27, 2015
Couch to 5k
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Events on April 29, 2015
Lattes and Legends
Time: 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Location: Dorothy Lane Market, 6177 Far Hills Ave. Dayton, OH
Description: Join Rabbi Bodney-Halasz in exploring the Torah through Rabbinic literature.
Talmud Study
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Library
Description: Rabbi Sofian leads a discussion of Talmud. The class uses
JCF Meeting
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

April Temple Tablet

April 2015 Temple Tablet