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High Holidays 2016/5777

High Holidays 2016/5777When 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.For more information and a schedule >

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Jewish Cultural Festival

Jewish Cultural Festival a huge success! Thank you so much to all of the volunteers, sponsors, partners, vendors, and presenters who helped to make the 6th Annual Jewish Cultural Festival at Temple Israel such a success!  We were able to welcome almost 2000 people to learn, share, celebrate, and explore the heritage and culture of Judaism.  In addition […]


Register now for 2016-17 Religious School year!

Temple Israel Religious School Now is the time to enroll children in Temple’s Religious School for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Our comprehensive curriculum includes a progressive academic program as well as Jewish dance, music and art, while our experienced faculty makes learning fun for students in Kindergarten through tenth grade.  All congregants with school-age children […]

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Temple Israel Announces New Rabbi/Educator

Rabbi Tina Sobo to join Temple Israel We are excited to announce that Rabbi Tina Sobo will be joining Temple Israel as our new Rabbi/Educator on July 1, 2016. Rabbi Sobo, who will be ordained from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati in May, brings many talents that will compliment and enrich our […]


Temple Israel Announces First Female Senior Rabbi

Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz Named Senior Rabbi After a nine month search process, we are very happy to announce that Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz will become Temple Israel’s Senior Rabbi as of July 1, 2016. Rabbi Bodney-Halasz possesses the attributes and skills that Temple Israel members identified as most desired in the next Senior Rabbi.  She demonstrates […]

Upcoming Events

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September Share Shabbat

September Share Shabbat Join us on Friday, September 9 for Share Shabbat service and potluck dinner with Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz, Rabbi Tina Sobo, and Courtney Cummings.  The camp-style service begins at 6:00pm and is followed by a yummy potluck dinner.  Temple provides the entree, fresh-baked challah, and wine for kiddush,  Cost is $5/adult, $3/child 4-12 years, and […]

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Kiddush Lunch on September 17

Greek Cuisine Seeking some social time with friends on Shabbat morning? Join us for Kiddush lunch after services on Saturday, September 17. The food theme for lunch will be Greek cuisine. No reservations are required and the lunch is FREE. Join us for study, prayer and food. Please contact Judy Heller at jrheller7777@aol.com to help.

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Ryterband Brunch

The Fortunes of FiddlerSunday, September 11 at 9:45am Marshall Weiss, Dayton Jewish Observer The Dorothee and Lewis Ryterband Lectures Series, sponsored by the Temple Israel Brotherhood, welcomes Mr. Weiss.  Brunch begins at 9:45 a.m. and concludes no later than 11:45 a.m.  All curious about learning more about our Jewish community and the Jewish faith are welcome, members, […]

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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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