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CommUNITY Shabbat

CommUNITY Shabbat – Lifting our voices as one Friday, January 26 at 6:30 p.m. Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park North Join Beth Abraham, Beth Jacob, Temple Beth Or and Temple Israel, led by the Dayton Jewish Chorale, as we clelbrate Shabbat as one community.  Shabbat dinner buffet kosher under supervision of Beth Abraham.  Shabbat […]

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

Mussar Class

Mussar Class – Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. Mussar is a long-standing tradition of Jewish ethics with a particular focus on character formation.  Join Rabbi Sobo to explore selections from the Mussar tradition, in text and in practice.  The goal of the class is to not only take a more academic approach to Jewish ethics and […]

Kiddush Lunch

Sub-Saharan Africa Jewish Food! Extend your Shabbat joy with food and fellowship!  We will be gathering after Saturday morning services for lunch and social time.  On January 20 we’ll explore Sub-Saharan African Cuisine such as Ugandan curried potatoes, Ivorian kedjenou chicken stew and more.  

Ryterband Brunch

Torah Among the Nations:  How Talmudic Rabbis Helped Translate the Torah from Hebrew into LatinSunday, January 21  Dr. Matthew Kraus  Torah Among the Nations:  How Talmudic Rabbis Helped Translate the Torah from Hebrew into Latin The Dorothee and Lewis Ryterband Lectures Series, sponsored by the Temple Israel Brotherhood welcomes Dr. Matthew Kraus.  Brunch begins at […]

Torah on Tap

Wednesday, January 25 at 5:30 p.m. at The Barrel House Join Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz at The Barrel House (417 E 3rd St) 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 order some dinner there.   […]

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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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