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New High Holiday Prayer Books

Have you heard the news?  Temple Israel will transition to a new prayer book for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur beginning in 5778 (next year).  In the tradition of honoring those we love and supporting Temple Israel at the same time, we invite you to purchase a two-volume machzor (high holiday prayer book) at the rate […]

Upcoming Events


Topgolf Hanukkah outing

TOPGOLF HANUKKAH OUTING WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28 We’re looking forward to having you join us for our Topgolf Hanukkah event on Wednesday, Dec. 28!  A special chartered bus will leave Temple at 4:45pm to whisk you away for an evening of food, drinks, and fun!  Everyone is welcome and no golf experience is necessary. Topgolf is […]


Ryterband Brunch

Getting Ready for the “Cent-Lenny-al”Sunday, December 11 at 9:45am Neal Gittleman, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra The Dorothee and Lewis Ryterband Lectures Series, sponsored by the Temple Israel Brotherhood, welcomes Mr. Gittleman.  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, […]


Kiddush Lunch on December 17

Chinese Food! Seeking some social time with friends on Shabbat morning? Join us for Kiddush lunch after services on Saturday, December 17. The food theme for lunch will be Chinese food. No reservations are required and the lunch is FREE. Join us for study, prayer and food. Please contact Judy Heller at jrheller7777@aol.com to help.

Omega Baptist Pulpit Exchange 2017

          Temple Israel & Omega Baptist Annual Pulpit Exchange Friday, January 13 at 6:30 p.m. at Temple Israel Reverend Dr. Daryl Ward and Reverend Vanessa Ward will deliver the sermon at Temple Israel's Shabbat services.  Everyone is invited to the oneg and reception following services. Sunday, January 15 at 10:15 a.m. at […]

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Hanukkah Happening on December 18

Hanukkah Happening on December 18 Join the Temple family as we celebrate the Festival of Lights with our Hanukkah Happening on Sunday, December 18 at 11:00 a.m. There will be fun activities, performances, presentations, a “pedal-powered menorah,” and fill-your-own sufganiyot. Enjoy Hanukkah skits by each of our religious school grades, see if you have the speed […]

Chili with spoon and avocado

Chili Cook-off on December 9

Join us as we heat things up! Spicy or mild? With beans or without? Whatever your taste, the “No Name” Chavurah will make sure you are well fed at their sixth annual Chili Cook-off on Friday, December 9. Services begin at 6:00 p.m. and the dinner begins immediately afterwards. Bring a pot of chili (no pork, […]


Hebrew Marathon

Hebrew Marathon Sunday, January 8, 9:30am – 5:30pm Learn to read Hebrew in one day!  No Hebrew background necessary and all are welcome. Cost: $60 for members & $65 for non-members Fee includes textbook, t-shirt, lunch, snacks, and more. Call Temple for more information – 937.496.0050 – or register online by December 23.

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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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