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Etgar Southeast Civil Rights Journey

We’ll be going on an Etgar Southeast Civil Rights Journey with high school students from Temple Beth Or and Congregation Hakafa in Glencoe, IL.  The date reserved for us is February 28 -March 3, 2019.  We want YOU to come with us!  Even if you are no longer involved in religious school, we would love for you to attend […]

Jewish Cultural Festival – Save the Date

Save the Date! Sunday, June 2, 2019

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

Interfaith Lunch and Learn

January 15 at noon Temple Israel Join Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz, Senior Rabbi at Temple Israel and Reverend Tracy Paschke-Johannes, Pastor of Pastoral Care at Epiphany Lutheran Church for a lively discussion examining the role of traditional liturgy in both Jewish and Lutheran prayer services.  The discussion begins at noon so feel free to bring a […]

Omega Baptist Pulpit Exchange 2019

Temple Israel and Omega Baptist Church Pulpit Exchange Temple Israel & Omega Baptist Church Annual Pulpit Exchange Friday, January 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Temple Israel Pastor Joshua Ward will deliver the sermon at Temple Israel's Shabbat services.  Everyone is invited to the oneg and reception following services. Sunday, January 20 at 10:15 a.m. at Omega […]

Healing Service

This special service on Friday, January 25 at 5:30 p.m. is for those who are living with illness, grieving, caring for others or seeking wholeness on any level.  Join Rabbi Bodney-Halasz in the chapel as we draw strength from traditional liturgy, music, and personal stories.  Shabbat service will follow at 6:30 p.m.

Kiddush Lunch Themes and Dates

Extend your Shabbat joy with food and fellowship.  Join us aftet ther Saturday morning service for the fun and free gathering.  Reservations are not required but if you would like to help out, contact Judy Heller at jrheller7777@aol.com. Lunch Themes and Dates are: January 26  Egyptian March 9  Irish – Aaron Burke’s famous corned beef dinner […]

Dayton Jewish History: A Legacy of Caring

Dayton Jewish History: A Legacy of Caring Sunday, January 27  Marshall Weiss Dayton Jewish History:  A Legacy of Caring The Dorothee and Lewis Ryterband Lectures Series, sponsored by the Temple Israel Brotherhood welcomes Marshall Weiss. Brunch begins at 9:45 and the presentations begin at 10:15 a.m.  All curious about learning more about our Jewish community and […]

Run, Hide, Fight Security Training

Run, Hide, Fight Security Training Join us Sunday, January 27 at 12:30 p.m. for Run, Hide, Fight security training provided by the Dayton Police.  Knowing what to do in an emergency can save your life as well as the lives of others.  RSVP here or to the Temple office by January 23.

Torah on Tap

Monday, January 28 at 6:00 p.m. at Lock 27 Brewpub Join Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz or Rabbi Tina Sobo at Lock 27 Brewpub (1035 S. Main St., Centerville) 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 […]

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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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