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Eighth Annual Jewish Cultural Festival!

Save the Date! Sunday, June 10  11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Volunteer!  Help us with baking, greeting, pouring beer, selling raffle tickets, children’s activities or our 5k. Feeling lucky?  Sell (and buy) raffle tickets.  Prizes include diamond & topaz earrings by David Yurman; a Rock & Roll Hall of Fame private tour for two; Party […]

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

Leading Shabbat Services

Leading Shabbat Services Are you interested in becoming more involved in worship?  Rabbi Bodney-Halasz will be offering a five-week class at Temple on how to lead services for all who are interested in lay involvement.  The class will meet on Thursdays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, and 31 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.  No experience […]

2018 Annual Meeting

Temple Israel Annual Meeting YOU are invited to Temple Israel’s annual meeting on Wednesday, May 23 at 6:00 p.m.  We’ll elect a slate of officers and directors, and hear from Rabbi Bodney-Halasz and president Carol Finley.  Refreshments will be served, and reservations are NOT necessary!  

Prayer and Play

Prayer and Player The Prayer & Play group is heading out on an adventure to the Magic Castle for an amazing Shabbat on Saturday, May 26.  We’ll gather at the Magic Castle, 4990 Wilmington Pike, Dayton, 45440 at 10:00 a.m. to engage in a short, musical, tot-friendly Shabbat service.  We’ll then play together in the […]

Torah Trope

Torah Trope Learn to read Torah and participate more fully in Shabbat services.  This six-week class will be held on Thursdays, June 14, 21, and 28 and July 5, 12 and 19 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.  

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Support Our Dayton Community

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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