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High Holidays 2016/5777

High Holidays 2016/5777When you join us this year for High Holy Days services, we hope that you will be inspired by our liturgy, music and sermons.  Our services are open to members, their guests and the entire community.  If you are a guest, please introduce yourself to our greeters and ushers.For more information and a schedule >

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Jewish Cultural Festival

Jewish Cultural Festival a huge success! Thank you so much to all of the volunteers, sponsors, partners, vendors, and presenters who helped to make the 6th Annual Jewish Cultural Festival at Temple Israel such a success!  We were able to welcome almost 2000 people to learn, share, celebrate, and explore the heritage and culture of Judaism.  In addition […]


Register now for 2016-17 Religious School year!

Temple Israel Religious School 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 fun for students in Kindergarten through tenth grade.  All congregants with school-age children […]

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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 […]

Upcoming Events


Sukkahs in the City

 Coming to a neighborhood near you – October 16 through October 22Special sukkahs are popping up all over town -  Dayton, Miamisburg, Trotwood, Vandalia and Yellow Springs - and you are invited to join in on the fun!Plan a weeklong sukkah hop around town or choose your favorite night to party in the hut.  Decorate the […]


Ryterband Brunch

It Seems to Me……Sunday, October 30 at 9:45am Rabbi David Sofian, Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Israel The Dorothee and Lewis Ryterband Lectures Series, sponsored by the Temple Israel Brotherhood, welcomes Rabbi Sofian.  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 […]

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Support Our Dayton Community

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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