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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 […]

Temple’s Israel Experience

Experience Israel with Rabbi Bodney-Halasz Have you always dreamed of visiting the Jewish homeland?  Well, now is your chance!  Join Rabbi Bodney-Halasz for a trip to Israel January 30 through February 10.  The trip is open to members and non members.  Final cost for land only is $2250 for members and  $3019 for nonmembers.  Call Da’at […]

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

December Share Shabbat

Join us on December 7.  Our monthly camp-style service begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by a potluck dinner.  Join us and bring your friends!  Temple provides entree, challah and wine for kiddush.  Cost is $5/adult; $3/child 4-12; free for kids ages 3 and under.  If your last name begins with A to F, bring a […]

What Did You Do In The War, Sister? How Belgian Nuns Defied And Deceived The Nazis In World War II

What Did You Do In The War, Sister? How Belgian Nuns Defied And Deceived The Nazis In World War II Sunday, December 9  Dennis Turner - Professor Emeritus University of Dayton  What Did You Do In The War, Sister? How Belgian Nuns Defied And Deceived The Nazis In World War II The Dorothee and Lewis […]

A Bintel Brief

Sunday, December 9 at 1:00 p.m., a group of Temple Israel members (Beverly Horwitz, Jon Horwitz, Meredith Levinson, Saul Caplan, Stacy Emoff, and Richard Prigozen) will present a dramatic reading of letters and Yiddish musical selections from A Bintel Brief.  Long before “Ask Ann Landers” and “Dear Abby,” there was A Bintel Brief, the Jewish […]

Prayer and Play

Prayer and Play  Saturday, December 15 at 10:00 a.m. Families with children 6 and under are invited to join Rabbi Sobo at Temple Israel, for a brief morning service and story in the chapel, followed by free play and a Jewish-themed art project.        

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: December 15  Last chance Hanukkah from around the world January 26  Egyptian March […]

Maccabiah-Jews, Sports , Israel

Sunday, December 16 Rabbi Tina Sobo – Maccabiah-Jews, Sports, Israel The Dorothee and Lewis Ryterband Lectures Series, sponsored by the Temple Israel Brotherhood welcomes Rabbi Tina Sobo. Brunch begins at 9:45 and the presentations begin at 10:15 a.m.  All curious about learning more about our Jewish community and the Jewish faith are welcome, members, non-members, Jewish […]

Torah on Tap

Wednesday, December 19 at 6:00 p.m. at The Hairless Hare Join Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz or Rabbi Tina Sobo at The Hairless Hare (738 W. National Rd., Vandalia) 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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