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Passover Second Seder

Annual Second Seder for Passover Saturday, April 20 at 6 p.m. Passover is just around the corner! We hope that you will join us for our annual Second Seder on Saturday, April 20 at 6 p.m.  Dinner will include matzo ball soup, gelfite fish, roasted chicken, vegetable medley, mashed potatoes, salad, and various desserts.  A […]

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

Purim is Coming!

Purim is Coming March 20!Wednesday, March 20,  6:00 p.m. Megillah Reading, Carnival immediately following Ahoy, Matey!  All buccaneers sail on down to play games and collect your booty at the Purim carnival on Wednesday, March 20.  A dinner of spaghetti with marinara sauce, garlic bread, salad and hamentashen will be available for purchase at the […]

Women of the Wall

Women of the Wall – Saturday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m. Join us for a special Havdallah event with Cheryl Temkin from the Women of the Wall.  Everyone is invited to hear about the Women of the Wall’s 30 year fight for religious equality.   Refreshments and noshes will be served.  RSVP’s appreciated to Annette by March 25 […]

April Share Shabbat

Join us on April 5.  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 […]

Unity Through Harmony

Sunday, April 7 at 5:00 p.m. at the Dayton Masonic Center Tickets: $10 General Admission Unity Through Harmony is a first-ever special community concert of music from the diverse faiths in the Dayton region. Come hear the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra create beautiful music with choirs and musicians representing Baptist churches, Jewish synagogues, Catholic churches and Islamic traditions. Each of the groups will […]

Prayer and Play

Prayer and Play Saturday, April 13 from 10:00 a.m. to noon.  Join us at Temple for our usual lineup of programming for our tots.  We’ll be featuring a Passover theme and an activity to liven your family’s Seder. All Prayer & Play events are facilitated by Rabbi Sobo and are perfect for not-yet-school-aged children (6 & […]

Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Dayton Town Hall

Cemetery Town Hall Meeting Temple Israel will be holding an informational town hall style meeting on Sunday, April 14 at 11:00 a.m.  The topic will be the Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Dayton organization and what it means for Temple Israel and Riverview Cemetery.  This will be a great opportunity to get informed and have any […]

Torah on Tap

Wednesday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m. at The Troll Pub Join Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz or Rabbi Tina Sobo at The Troll Pub (216 Wayne Ave.) 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 […]

Jewish Cultural Festival Baking

  Calling All Bakers! Looking for an opportunity to help with the Jewish Cultural Festival, but maybe you can’t be here the day of the event?  Join Vicki Kemmerer and her group of volunteer bakers!  They’ll bake great Jewish treats at 10:00 a.m. on April 7, April 14, and April 28 in the Temple Israel […]

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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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