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COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resources for our community Physical and Mental Health: CDC (Center for Disease Control) is the source for how to protect yourself and what to do if you think you are sick as well as resources regarding travel, childcare, businesses, and community organizations NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) provides resources and information on topics […]

Mi Shebeirach – A Prayer for Healing

Mi Shebeirach – Our Prayer for Healing All of us could use some healing right now amid the COVID-19 outbreak.  We may feel isolated, overwhelmed, or concerned about the health of a loved one or ourselves.  To help ease your fears, listen to the calming voice of Courtney Cummings as she sings Mi Shebeirach, a prayer […]

UPDATE: Special Coronavirus Announcement

Monday, March 16, 2020 Dear Friends, Fifteen hundred years ago the rabbis taught: “when there is pestilence in the city, stay inside (Babylonian Talmud, Bava Kamma, 60b).”  We learn from this teaching that in extraordinary times, we are obligated to safeguard our community’s health by staying at home and limiting our contact with others. As […]

Jewish Cultural Festival Celebrates 10 Years!

Save the date for the tenth annual Jewish Cultural Festival! Mark your calendars now for Sunday, August 9, 2020! *Please note the new event date given the outbreak of COVID-19.

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

All events cancelled through May 26

SPECIAL CORONAVIRUS ANNOUNCEMENT It is with sadness, but out of safety, that Temple Israel cancel all events, programs, and services until May 26 due to the coronavirus outbreak.  We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as things change.  Until then, we at Temple Israel wish you health and safety.

CANCELLED – Torah on Tap

This event has been cancelled due to the coronavirus. Thursday, March 19 at 6:00 p.m. at The Carillon Brewing Company Join Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz  at The Carillon Brewing Company (1000 Carillon Blvd. in Dayton) for some drinks and discussion about topics relevant to modern Jewish living.  You’ve got the questions, we’ve got the rabbi!  First […]

CANCELLED Prayer & Play

Prayer and Play Saturday, March 21 at 10:00 a.m. Families with children 6 and under are invited to join Rabbi Sobo at Temple Israel for our usual line-up of programming for our tots.  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 […]

CANCELLED Kiddush Lunch

Kiddush Lunch Themes and Dates With a little luck of the Irish and mostly with the hard work of Aaron Burke, we will be having our Kiddush lunch on Saturday, March 21 after services.  Join us for Aaron’s famous corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes dinner!  We’ll also have hot dogs for the kids and a […]

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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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