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Temple Israel In Israel

Temple Israelite’s enjoy a day in the sun in Israel. Check out their adventures below. Day One-Tel Aviv  Linda Novak reflects on her first day in Israel: What a day! After a long flight, our group of 11 tired, but excited chavarim (friends) landed at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv. Our tour guide met […]

Shabbat in the Sun

Shabbat in the Sun with Rabbi Bodney-Halasz and Courtney Cummings. Please RSVP to Temple by March 4.  We’ll provide address information when you make your reservation. Sarasota – March 8 at 5:00 p.m. Join us for an informal Shabbat service, wine & noshes, and a mini concert at the home of Jon and Beverly Horwitz.  Naples […]

Etgar Southeast Civil Rights Journey

We’ll be going on an Etgar Southeast Civil Rights Journey with high school students from Temple Beth Or and Congregation Hakafa in Glencoe, IL.  The date reserved for us is February 28 -March 3, 2019.  We want YOU to come with us!  Even if you are no longer involved in religious school, we would love for you to attend […]

Jewish Cultural Festival – Save the Date

Save the Date! Sunday, June 2, 2019

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

Healing Service

This special service on Friday, February 15 at 5:30 p.m. is for those who are living with illness, grieving, caring for others or seeking wholeness on any level.  Join Rabbi Bodney-Halasz in the chapel as we draw strength from traditional liturgy, music, and personal stories.  Shabbat service will follow at 6:30 p.m.

Dinner’s Done-Freezer Meal Workshop

February 20 at 6:00 p.m. Join us for a freezer meals class.  We’ll be preparing 10 meals ready to cook now or freeze for later.  Each meal provides an average of 4-6 servings and the cost is approximately $3 per serving.  You will need to RSVP and pay $77.22 for seasonings by February 12.  We’ll send […]

Noah Aronson – Artist in Residence Weekend

Renowned musician and performer, Noah Aronson, will visit Dayton and share his music and infectious spirit with the entire community over the weekend of February 22 – 24. To kick-off his weekend in Dayton, Noah will lead a community Shabbat service, hosted by Temple Beth Or on Friday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m.  Joining Noah […]

Torah on Tap

Monday, February 25 at 6:00 p.m. at The D-20 Bar Join Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz or Rabbi Tina Sobo at The D-20 Bar (2144 E. Whipp Rd., Kettering) 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 […]

Greeting Card Mitzvah

  Join us on Thursday, February 28 beginning at 5:30 p.m. to make greeting cards to send to congregants in need.  No experience is necessary.  Ellen will be on hand to help with instructions.  All supplies and materials will be provided and it’s free.  Come and enjoy some social time and make new connections while […]

Kiddush Lunch Themes and Dates

Extend your Shabbat joy with food and fellowship.  Join us aftet ther Saturday morning service for the fun and free gathering.  Reservations are not required but if you would like to help out, contact Judy Heller at jrheller7777@aol.com. Lunch Themes and Dates are: March 9  Irish – Aaron Burke’s famous corned beef dinner May 18  Israeli […]

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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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