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Save the Date for Song

Sunday, November 12 at 4:00 p.m. The concert will feature music by Jewish composers spanning the globe performed by Courtney Cummings with special appearances by Cantors Andrea Raizen and Jenna Greenberg, and the Dayton Jewish Chorale.  Enjoy beautiful soaring melodies by Max Janowski and Stephen Richards and historical liturgical music from Salamone de’ Rossi juxtaposed […]

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

Ryterband Brunch

Israel Right Now Sunday, October 22  Dr. Richard Sarason How the Kaddish Became a Mourner's Prayer. The Dorothee and Lewis Ryterband Lectures Series, sponsored by the Temple Israel Brotherhood welcomes Rabbi Emeritus David Sofian.  Brunch begins at 9:45 a.m. and the presentations begin at 10:15 a.m.  All curious about learning more about our Jewish community and […]

Jewish Community-The Recipe for Holiness

  Rabbi Emeritus David Sofian David Sofian, Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Israel, returns to Dayton for a short time this fall.  During his stay, he will offer an educational series at Temple called “Jewish Community – The Recipe for Holiness.”  These classes will meet at noon on Sundays, October 15, 22 and 29 and November […]

Service of Healing

Special Healing Service – Friday, October 27 at 5:30 p.m. Those who are living with illness, grieving, caring for others, or seeking wholeness on any level are invited to participate in a service of healing and hope with Rabbi Bodney-Halasz on Friday, October 27 at 5:30 p.m. in the chapel.  At this service, we draw […]

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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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