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.

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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.

Auditions for Jewish Community Chorus

Calling all singers for new Jewish Community Chorus!

Courtney and AndreaDo you love to sing?  Are you looking for a way to connect on a different level?  Auditions for a new Jewish Community Chorus are being held at Beth Abraham on Sunday, August 9 from 10:00am-12:00pm. Everyone is welcome to join!  The audition appointment is to determine vocal range and ability to match pitch. You do not need to prepare a piece to sing. To make an appointment or for more information, call Courtney in the Temple office – 937.496.0050 or Cantor Andrea Raizen at Beth Abraham – 937.293.9520.  We look forward to singing with you!

The Jewish Community Chorus project is made possible through an Innovation Grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton.

Jewish Cultural Festival

Jewish Cultural Festival a huge success!

Orange Star JCF LogoThank you so much to all of the volunteers, sponsors, partners, vendors, and presenters who helped to make the 5th Annual Jewish Cultural Festival at Temple Israel such a success!  We were able to welcome 1800 people to learn, share, celebrate, and explore the heritage and culture of Judaism.  Here are some photos from the event!

Oy Vey 5k run/walk

JCF Oy Vey 5k logoThank you for being a part of the Inaugural Oy Vey 5k run/walk!  Congratulations to our Male Winner, Benjamin Brown, and our Female Winner, Kathy Rodriguez.  They both received a $100 cash prize.  Take a look at the rest of the race results and a few photos at the finish line

Proceeds from the race benefit the Social Action Fund of Temple Israel which supports programs and activities designed to positively impact the entire community.  

Thank you to our race sponsors!

Reflections On 20 Years At Riverbend

dedication anniversary

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 2, 2015
Serving at St. Vincent de Paul
Time: 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: St. Vincent de Paul, 400 W. Apple Street, Dayton
Description: Temple volunteers set up and serve dinner on the first
Events on August 3, 2015
Mini Advanced Hebrew
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Library
Description: Join Rabbi Bodney-Halasz for this mini 4 week class.
Events on August 5, 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.

April Temple Tablet

April 2015 Temple Tablet