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High Holidays 2017/5778

High Holidays 2017/5778When 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 >

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

Pizza in the Hut

Pizza and Sukkah Decorating Wednesday, October 4  Get ready to shake your lulav and join us as we decorate the sukkah and enjoy Pizza in the Hut at 6:00 p.m. followed by a service at 7:15 p.m.  Dinner is free but please RSVP here so we can have enough food for everyone.

Sukkahs in the City

Coming to a neighborhood near you – October 4 through October 10 Special sukkahs are popping up all over town -  Dayton, Englewood, Beavercreek, Oakwood and Centerville - 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 […]

New High Holiday Prayer Books

Temple Israel will transition to a new prayer book for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur this year,  5778.  This new machzor provides an accessible guide through the journey of t’shuvah (repentance) and chesbon hanefesh (self-reflection).  It includes a wide variety of poetry, faithful translations, expanded options for Torah readings, full transliteration of the liturgy, study […]

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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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