Oy Vey 5k run/walk

JCF Oy Vey 5k logoBe part of the Inaugural Oy Vey 5k run/walk!  

Join us on Sunday, June 7 at 10:30 a.m for this fast and flat, chip-timed course that winds through the city, along the river, and through the park.  Prizes awarded to the top three winners and every participant receives $5 to use towards food and drink at the Jewish Cultural Festival, which begins at 11 a.m.  Whether you are a runner or a walker, everyone can join in on the fun!  

Need some additional inspiration?  Both the male and female winners receive $100 cash.  

Proceeds from the race benefit the Social Action Fund of Temple Israel which supports programs and activities designed to positively impact the entire community.  Visit the Oy Vey 5k page for more details on how to register.

Thank you to our race sponsors!

Reflections On 20 Years At Riverbend

20 Years at Riverbend

Julie Weiner, Jessica Janoff, Jamie Loundy, Jessica Weiner, Dan Saphire, Lisa Rachlin, and Darcy Hammer celebrate the dedication of Temple Israel at Riverbend on May 5, 1995.

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Bob Posner visits the Temple Israel at Riverbend construction site with his children Jordan, Matthew and Sarah.

Reflections On 20 Years At Riverbend 

by David Goldenberg

May 5th, 2015 we celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the dedication of Temple Israel at Riverbend.

May 5, 1995, marked the culmination of years of hard work and amazing generosity by so many of our families.  Long range planning committees had recommended moving since 1968, but it wasn’t until a memorable congregational meeting in the Emerson Ave. sanctuary in February of 1990 that this move began to take shape.

Those next five years were filled with the hard work of our fabulous committees as well as countless meetings with neighborhood groups, the city, county, architects and construction companies.  There were also unforgettable events along the way – the groundbreaking, tree planting on the site, the cornerstone dedication, and the extraordinary Torah Walk from Emerson Avenue to Riverbend.  These events were wonderful and we were fortunate to have had so many dedicated individuals who gave their time, energy and passion to make our new congregational home a reality.

What is most important about this anniversary is not simply to recognize that we were able to build a building, but to celebrate how, in the twenty years since the dedication, we have continued our work as an active, committed and vibrant congregation.  Temple Israel at Riverbend has been home to countless worship services, life cycle events from brit milah to funerals, religious school, education programs and social events.

We are grateful to all those who helped create a new home for Temple Israel twenty years ago, and to all those who continue making Temple Israel at Riverbend an important part of Jewish life in Dayton.

David Goldenberg is a past President of Temple Israel.  His involvement was instrumental in the establishment of Temple Israel at Riverbend.

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 May 24, 2015
All day
All day
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Shavuot Services
Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Events on May 25, 2015
Office Closed
All day
Couch to 5k
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Events on May 26, 2015
JCF Meeting
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Events on May 27, 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
Annual Meeting Board of Directors
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Great Hall

April Temple Tablet

April 2015 Temple Tablet