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Tornado Relief-Back to School

Many children were impacted by the Memorial Day tornados and Temple has partnered with Crayons to Classrooms so that those children can start the school year fully prepared with a. backpack of supplies!  We will be collecting the following items:  pencils, pencil sharpeners, glue sticks, 24 count crayons, erasers, 10 count markers, scissors, facial tissues, […]

Jewish Cultural Festival Thanks!

Thanks to everyone who helped make the Ninth Jewish Cultural Festival a success! Mark your calendars now for Sunday, June 7, 2020!

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

Big Tent Appreciation Event

Join us on August 2.  We’ll be celebrating our work together on the Jewish Cultural Festival.  Our  service begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by a the big tent dinner.  The dinner is free but you need to RSVP by Friday, July 26.  

Torah on Tap

Thursday, August 8 at 6:00 p.m. at South Park Tavern Join Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz or Rabbi Tina Sobo at South Park Tavern (1301 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 […]

Prayer & Play Goes Outdoors

Prayer and Play Saturday, August 10 at 10:00 a.m. Join us at Temple Israel for a field day with fun outside followed by Kiddush at noon.  All Prayer & Play events are facilitated by Rabbi Sobo and are perfect for not-yet-school-aged children and their families.  The goal is to build community in a come-as-you-are, friendly environment.  […]

Kiddush Lunch August 10

From hot dogs to albondigas and goulash to babaganoush we will again gather for Kiddush lunch with foods from around the world and close to home.  Our first Kiddush lunch of the year is early, Saturday, August 10, as we enjoy American summer foods including, all beef hot dogs, barbecued chicken, and a collection of […]

Back to the Basics, Back to the Sources

Join Rabbi Bodney-Halasz for a lively discussion of Judaism’s greatest texts.  We will read through Barry W. Holtz’s book, Back to the Sources, which teaches about basic genres of Jewish literature including: Hebrew Bible, Talmud, Midrash, commentaries, philosophy, Kabbalah, Hasidic literature, and liturgy.  Class will be held at Temple Israel on Thursdays at noon beginning […]

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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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