High Holidays 2014/5775

High Holidays 2014/5775

When 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 >

Shabbat Shalommm Yoga

Shabbat Shalommm Yoga is back!

Yoga logoJoin us on Friday, September 19 at 6pm for Shabbat Shalommm Yoga.  Take time to relax, disconnect from the week, and prepare yourself for Shabbat.  This practice incorporates readings and text from the Shabbat liturgy with yoga postures in a meditative way.  Bring a yoga or exercise mat and a towel.  Class is $5/person; open to all levels and abilities.

Sukkahs in the City


Coming to a neighborhood near you – October 8 – 14, 2014!

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Special sukkahs are popping up all over town – Beavercreek, Centerville, Dayton, Downtown, Kettering, and Oakwood – and you are invited to join in on the fun!

Plan a weeklong sukkah hop around town or choose your favorite night to party in the hut.  Decorate the sukkah, enjoy crafts, shake the lulav and etrog, and share a potluck dinner with friends and other Temple members.  To RSVP for one of the events and find exact locations, click here.  

Bike and Brunch

Bike and brunch 2014

 Do you like to ride?  (Do you like to eat?)  

If so, then join us on October 12 for a fun and leisurely bike ride on the Great Miami River Trail followed by a bagel brunch at Temple Israel.  Meet in the Temple parking lot at 10am.

Be sure to bring your own bicycle or you can rent one from RiverScape Rentals.

Cost is $5 per person for brunch – RSVP to Courtney by October 8.

Congregational Visioning

Congregational Visioning

Sign PostAs part of  Temple Israel’s process for its rabbinic transition, the we are updating our strategic vision and mission.  We will be using the Appreciative Inquiry process which helps us choose the positive as the focus of our discussions.  This process begins with DISCOVERING what the best is and DREAMING what else is possible.  Then we’ll DESIGN what should be and DELIVER what will be.  

Our first session will be held on Sunday, September 28th from 1:00-2:00 p.m.  We invite members of the congregation interested in participating to join us at that time.

Cuba Mission Trip

Cuba Mission Trip with Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz

Cuba-HebrewJoin us April 21 – 29, 2015 on this insightful trip of cultural discovery and humanitarian effort in La Habana, Cienfuegos, and Trinidad de Cuba! You will make a difference in the lives of our brothers and sisters and have experiences offered to few travelers to this tropical island nation. Cuba is changing rapidly; now is the time to discover its vibrant culture and people!

For more information, contact Ellen Finke-McCarthy at 937.496.0050 or ellen@tidayton.org. Registration deadline is October 14, 2014.

Improve Our World

Improve Our World

Temple members volunteer with many organizations in the Miami Valley, donating food, clothing, books, and time to help others and improve our community.

Adult Study

Adult Study

Our rabbis teach Torah and Talmud weekly. Temple’s Ryterband lectures host 18 local leaders and scholars each year. We also sponsor Hebrew classes for beginners to more advanced students. Nearly all of Temple’s adult education programs are open to non-members and members alike.

Temple Calendar

  • September 17, 2014
    • 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
    • Finance Committee
      Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • September 19, 2014
    • Shabbat Shalommm Yoga
      Time: 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
    • Shabbat in the Sanctuary
      Time: 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      Location: Temple Israel Great Hall - Alef, Great Hall - Bet
      Description: Shabbat services in the Sanctuary led by a combination of
    • Oneg
      Time: 8:45 pm - 9:30 pm
      Location: Temple Israel
      Description: Stay after services for a cookie and conversation.
  • September 20, 2014
    • 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
    • Selichot Study Session
      Time: 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
      Location: Chapel
    • Selichot Service
      Time: 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • September 21, 2014
    • Religious School
      Time: 8:45 am - 1:00 pm
      Location: Chapel, Childcare Room, Foyer, Kitchen, LRC, Library, Religious School Wing, Sanctuary
    • Shofar Rehearsal for Family Services
      Time: 11:30 am - 11:45 am
      Location: chapel