Pledge to vote ARZA!



Voting in the WZO elections is now OPEN, and you can make your voice heard by voting right now.

The act of voting occurs online through the AZM (American Zionist Movement). By clicking the following button, you will be directed to their website where you can register with the AZM and then cast your vote for ARZA, Representing Reform Judaism.



Passover Second Seder

Annual Second Seder for Passover

Passover tableSaturday, April 4 at 6pm

Passover is just around the corner! We hope that you will join us for our annual Second Seder on Saturday, April 4 at 6pm. Everyone is welcome. Cost is $30 for each adult, $15 for each child ages 4-10, FREE for children 3 years and younger. Click here to register and pay online and we’ll save you a seat!

Sofian retirement – save the date

Celebrate Rabbi David Sofian with us on Sunday, April 19!

Sofian_RetirementWe look forward to celebrating Rabbi Sofian’s retirement with you on Sunday, April 19 at 6pm.  Current Cuisine will cater the dinner and all attendees have the option of salmon or vegetable lasagna.  The evening includes dinner, dessert, and entertainment.  Click here to register and pay online.  Your reservation is not complete until we receive payment.  Call 937.496.0050 or email if you have any questions.

Lunch & Learn

Lunch & Learn: The Books Of Daniel and Revelations

Join in a conversation about the books of Daniel and Revelations in a series of lunch-hour discussions led by Rabbi David Sofian of Temple Israel, Reverend Dr. Rodney Kennedy of First Baptist Church and Reverend Dr. John Paddock of Christ Episcopal Church.  The clergy will discuss biblical stories in the context of each of their religions, comparing and contrasting and identifying similarities and differences.  Attend one session, two, or all three.  Each begins at 12:00 p.m. Noon.  Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch and bring friends as well!  No RSVP is necessary.

Thursday, April 16th             Temple Israel – 130 Riverside Drive

Thursday, April 23rd            Christ Episcopal Church - 20 West First Street

Thursday, April 30th          First Baptist Church – 111 West Monument Avenue

Rabbi David Sofian

Rev. Dr. Rodney Kennedy

Adult Study

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.

Torah Study, Saturday, 9:30 a.m.
Talmud Study, Wednesday, 12:00 p.m.
Learn to Crochet or Knit, Monday, 1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
Lattes and Legends, Wednesday, 10:00 a.m.
Dorothy Lane Market Cafe, 6177 Far Hills Avenue.
Tanakh, Sunday, 9:00 a.m.
Ryterband Lectures, Sunday, brunch at 9:45am, speakers at 10:15

Temple Calendar

Events on April 1, 2015
Lattes and Legends
Time: 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Location: Dorothy Lane Market, 6177 Far Hills Ave. Dayton, OH
Description: Join Rabbi Bodney-Halasz in exploring the Torah through Rabbinic literature.
Talmud Study
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Library
Description: Rabbi Sofian leads a discussion of Talmud. The class uses
Beginner Hebrew
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Events on April 2, 2015
Couch to 5k
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Events on April 4, 2015
All day
Torah Study
Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Location: Temple Israel Library
Description: Study the weekly Torah portion with Rabbi Sofian or Bodney-Halasz
Shabbat Services
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Temple Israel Chapel
Description: Shabbat Service in the chapel let by Rabbi Sofian or
Seder Supper
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

April Temple Tablet

April 2015 Temple Tablet