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Rabbinic Search Committee Update

A note from Jeff Stoller, Chair of the Rabbinic Search Committee: The team is meeting frequently, reviewing candidate applications and resumes. We have had several individual Skype and in-person interviews. Preparation for these interviews is extensive. We are looking for candidates exemplifying those traits congregants have told us are most important in Temple Israel’s next […]

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2015 Union for Reform Judaism Biennial

Success in Orlando These are the faces of Temple Israel’s 2015 delegation to the Union for Reform Judaism’s Biennial convention in Orlando, Florida.  From Nov. 4-8, we learned, laughed, discussed, sang, and worshipped with 5,000 Jews from around world.  Together we can continue to make Temple Israel a strong, inclusive, and vibrant Jewish community.  Save […]

Foodbank food drive 2015

Food Drive Success!

Thanks to your generosity, Temple Israel’s High Holiday food drive brought in 1021 pounds of food for The Foodbank.  In Montgomery, Greene, and Preble counties alone, there are 125,700 men, women, and children who do not know where their next meal will come from.  The Foodbank utilizes a network of more than 100 programs to […]


Learn Hebrew!

New Hebrew classes forming now! Do you know your Aleph from your Bet?  Want to delve deeper into the Hebrew language?  Check out our Winter Hebrew class options beginning December 1.  We have something for everyone.  Call Temple for more information or to register – 937.496.0050.

Upcoming Events

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Chili Cook-off on December 11

Join us as we heat things up! Spicy or mild? With beans or without? Whatever your taste, the “No Name” Chavurah will make sure you are well fed at their sixth annual Chili Cook-off on Friday, December 11. Services begin at 6:00 p.m. and the dinner begins immediately afterwards. Bring a pot of chili (no pork, […]

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Tot Shabbat

Join us this Friday, November 20 at 6pm! Bring your little ones for an informal, musical and active Shabbat service on Friday, November 20 at 6pm. The service will last about 20 minutes followed by a craft project and a potluck dinner. You’ll be out in time to get young ones home or to attend the […]

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Hanukkah Happening on December 6

Hanukkah Happening on December 6 Join the Temple family as we celebrate the Festival of Lights with our Hanukkah Happening on Sunday, December 6 at 11:00 a.m. There will be fun activities and events for all members of the congregation. Enjoy hanukkah skits by each of our religious school grades, see if you have the speed […]


Hanukkah candle dipping at Aullwood Farm

Make your own Hanukkah candles! Join us on Sunday, December 13, 2015 at 2:30 pm at Aullwood Farm (9101 Frederick Pike near Englewood). Learn about beeswax, visit with friends, and dip your own blue and red candles. Admission to Aullwood Farm: $5 /adult and $3/child (ages 2-18).  Candles are 3 for $1. We’ll be collecting monetary […]

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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 and Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz

  • Torah Study, Saturday, 9:30 a.m.
  • Learn to Crochet or Knit, Monday, 1:15 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Coffee & Commentary, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. at
    Dorothy Lane Market Cafe, 6177 Far Hills Avenue.
  • Talmud Study, Wednesdays, Noon
  • Tanakh, Sunday, 9:00 a.m.
  • Ryterband Lectures, Sundays, 9:45 a.m.
  • Responsa, Sunday, Noon

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