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Jewish Cultural Festival Coming Soon!

Temple Israel Plans Celebration of Jewish Music, Art, Food, and Ritual Join us at the sixth annual Jewish Cultural Festival on Sunday, June 5 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. 130 Riverside Drive across the river from Fifth-Third Field, near downtown. The community is welcome to join us at this year’s amazing festival. “We are excited to open our […]


Register now for 2016-17 Religious School year and save!

Religious School Early Bird Deadline – May 31 As the current school year draws to a close, now is the time to enroll children in Temple’s Religious School for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Our comprehensive curriculum includes a progressive academic program as well as Jewish dance, music and art, while our experienced faculty makes learning […]

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Temple Israel Announces New Rabbi/Educator

Rabbi Tina Sobo to join Temple Israel We are excited to announce that Rabbi Tina Sobo will be joining Temple Israel as our new Rabbi/Educator on July 1, 2016. Rabbi Sobo, who will be ordained from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati in May, brings many talents that will compliment and enrich our […]


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 […]

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Shabbat Shalommm Yoga

Shabbat Shalommm Yoga Returns Friday, May 20 at 6:00pmPut some "ommm" into your Shabbat Shalom.  Join instructor Cathy Hackett and Courtney Cummings on Friday, May 20 at 6:00pm for evening yoga that incorporates prayers and readings from the Shabbat service and lessons derived from the Torah portion of the week into a rejuvenating physical practice.  All […]


Kiddush Lunch on May 21

Israeli and Middle Eastern Cuisine Seeking some social time with friends on Shabbat morning? Join us for Kiddush lunch after services on Saturday, May 21. The food theme for lunch will be Israeli and Middle Eastern cuisine. No reservations are required and the lunch is FREE. Join us for study, prayer and food. Please contact Judy […]

2016 Annual Meeting

Temple Israel Annual Meeting You are invited to Temple Israel’s annual meeting on Wednesday, May 25 at 6pm.  We will elect a slate of officers and directors, and hear from Rabbi Bodney-Halasz and president, Bart Weprin.  You will also have the opportunity to meet the incoming Rabbi/Educator Tina Sobo.  Refreshments will be served and reservations […]

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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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