Boston’s Bistro Shabbat

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Friday, August 28 at 6:00pm
Boston’s Bistro & Pub

We want to thank you for all of your hard word to make the Jewish Cultural Festival such a success.  All Temple members, friends, and volunteers are invited to join us at Boston’s Bistro & Pub (7500 N Main St., 45415) on Friday, August 28 at 6:00pm for an informal Shabbat service followed by a FREE pizza dinner.  All pizzas being served will be vegetarian, and there are a limited number of gluten free pizzas and salad for those with dietary restrictions.  Reservations are required by August 25 and can be made by calling the Temple office at 937.496.0050.

Please note: This service replaces the regular Friday night service at Temple Israel.

Sukkahs in the City


Coming to a neighborhood near you – September 27 – October 3!

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Special sukkahs are popping up all over town - Beavercreek, Centerville, Dayton, Englewood, Oakwood, 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 sukkah, enjoy crafts, shake the lulav and etrog, and share a potluck dinner with friends and other Temple members.  RSVP online for one of the events or call the Temple office at 937.496.0050.  

Learn Hebrew!


New Hebrew classes begin soon!

Do you know your Aleph from your Bet?  Want to delve deeper into the Hebrew language?  Check out our Fall Hebrew class options.  We have something for everyone and classes begin in September.  Call Temple for more information or to register – 937.496.0050.

High Holidays 2014/5775

High Holidays 2015/5776

When 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 >

Bike and Brunch

Bike and Brunch

Bike and brunch 2014

Do you like to ride?  (Do you like to eat?)  

If so, then join us on Sunday, September 20 for a fun and leisurely bike ride on the Great Miami River Trail followed by brunch at a local downtown eatery.  Meet in the Temple parking lot at 10am.

Be sure to bring your own bicycle or you can rent one from RiverScape Rentals.

RSVP to Courtney by September 16.

Reflections On 20 Years At Riverbend

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Bob Posner visits the Temple Israel at Riverbend construction site with his children Jordan, Matthew and Sarah.

Reflections On 20 Years at Riverbend 

by David Goldenberg

On May 5th, 2015 we celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the dedication of Temple Israel at Riverbend.

May 5, 1995, marked the culmination of years of hard work and amazing generosity by so many of our families.  Long range planning committees had recommended moving since 1968, but it wasn’t until a memorable congregational meeting in the Emerson Ave. sanctuary in February of 1990 that this move began to take shape.

Those next five years were filled with the hard work of our fabulous committees as well as countless meetings with neighborhood groups, the city, county, architects and construction companies.  There were also unforgettable events along the way – the groundbreaking, tree planting on the site, the cornerstone dedication, and the extraordinary Torah Walk from Emerson Avenue to Riverbend.  These events were wonderful and we were fortunate to have had so many dedicated individuals who gave their time, energy and passion to make our new congregational home a reality.

What is most important about this anniversary is not simply to recognize that we were able to build a building, but to celebrate how, in the twenty years since the dedication, we have continued our work as an active, committed and vibrant congregation.  Temple Israel at Riverbend has been home to countless worship services, life cycle events from brit milah to funerals, religious school, education programs and social events.

We are grateful to all those who helped create a new home for Temple Israel twenty years ago, and to all those who continue making Temple Israel at Riverbend an important part of Jewish life in Dayton.

David Goldenberg is a past President of Temple Israel.  His involvement was instrumental in the establishment of Temple Israel at Riverbend.

Adult Study

Join Us in Adult Study

Come learn at Temple.  All of our adult education programs are open to members and non-members alike. No prior study or reservation necessary. Rabbi Ilene Bogosian

  • Torah Study, Saturday, 9:30 a.m.
  • Learn to Crochet or Knit, Monday, 1:15 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Lattes and Legends, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. at 
    Dorothy Lane Market Cafe, 6177 Far Hills Avenue.
  • Tanakh, Sunday, 9:00 a.m.
  • Talmud Study, Wednesdays resuming in October
  • Ryterband Lectures, Sundays resuming in October

Temple Calendar

Events on August 30, 2015
Teacher Training
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Gimel
Events on August 31, 2015
Mini Advanced Hebrew
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Events on September 2, 2015
Lattes and Legends
Time: 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Location: Dorothy Lane Market, 6177 Far Hills Ave. Dayton, OH
Description: Join Rabbi Bodney-Halasz in exploring the Torah through Rabbinic literature.
Talmud Study
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Greening Committee Meeting
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

April Temple Tablet

April 2015 Temple Tablet