Purim is Coming!

Purim is Coming!

Wednesday, March 4th, 6:00pm Dinner, 7:00pm Spiel, 7:30pm Carnival

Purim2On 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.

Ryterband Brunch

Rabbi Bodney-Halasz Speaks at the Ryterband Brunch

Sunday, March 8th, 9:45 a.m.
Rabbi Bodney-HalaszRabbi 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.

For more information and the complete schedule >

NEW Couch to 5k Program

NEW Couch to 5k program begins March 9 – Register now

Couch to 5k logo - purpleThis 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

Shabbat Shalommm Yoga Returns

Friday, March 20th at Yoga logo6:00pm

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.

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.



Sofian retirement – save the date

Celebrate Rabbi David Sofian with us on Sunday, April 19!

Sofian_RetirementWe 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 info@tidayton.org if you have any questions.

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 March 4, 2015
All day
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
Purim Celebration!
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Events on March 6, 2015
Share Shabbat Services
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Temple Israel Sanctuary
Description: Rabbi Sofian leads an informal service, accompanying himself on guitar.
Potluck Dinner
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Temple Israel - Gimmel
Description: Enjoy a potluck dinner with Temple friends. Temple provides chicken,
Events on March 7, 2015
Torah Study
Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Location: Temple Israel Library
Description: Study the weekly Torah portion with Rabbi Sofian or Bodney-Halasz
Shabbat Services
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Temple Israel Chapel
Description: Shabbat Service in the chapel let by Rabbi Sofian or
Blumer Bar Mitzvah
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Events on March 8, 2015
Religious School
Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Ryterband Brunch
Time: 9:45 am - 11:45 am
Location: Gimel
Description: Speaker Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz

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