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High Holidays 2019/5780

High Holidays 2019/5780When 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

Sukkahs in the City

Coming to a neighborhood near you – October 13 to 19 Special sukkahs are popping up all over town -  Dayton, Xenia, Beavercreek, Oakwood, Vandalia 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 […]

Prayer & Play

Prayer and Play Saturday, October 19 at 4:00 p.m. Families with children 6 and under are invited to join Rabbi Sobo at her home 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 […]

Do you think you understand the Hebrew Bible?

  Do you think you understand the Hebrew Bible? Sunday, October 20 at 4:30  Join Rabbi Emeritus David Sofian for this class that explores the Hebrew bible and some surprises from the book of Second Kings.  

Simchat Torah & Consecration

Simchat Torah, Consecration and DinnerSunday, October 20, 6:00 p.m. service, dinner 7:00 p.m.  Temple will supply the chicken and challah.  Cost is $5/adult; $3/child 4-12 and free for 3 and under.  Last names A-F bring a vegetable, G-K a starch,  L-Q a dessert, R-Z salad.  Please RSVP by Thursday, October 17. The Simchat Torah celebration […]

The Nuts and Bolts of Jewish Genealogy

Sunday, October 27 at 10:00 a.m. Ken Bravo, President of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, will present The Nuts & Bolts of Jewish Genealogy, Miami Valley Jewish Genealogy and History’s inaugural event.Have you ever wanted to learn more about your family’s history?  Find out how to get started while noshing on bagels and […]

New Member Share Shabbat

Join us on November 1 as we welcome our newest members.  Our monthly camp-style service begins at 6:00 p.m. and is followed by a potluck dinner.  Temple provides broasted chicken, fresh-baked challah and wine for kiddush.  Congregants bring side dishes.  Please bring enough to feed 10 hungry people.  No pork or shellfish, please!  Cost is […]

Ryterband Brunch – Who Was Asher Ginsberg and Why Should I Care?

The Ryterband Brunch Series is evolving to include speakers that target community needs and issues as well as ways that you can get involved.  Join us Sundays for a light brunch beginning at 9:45 a.m. followed by the presentations at 10:15.  Cost for the series is $65 or $7 per lecture.  Lectures are free for […]

Cooking with Simone-Dessert Edition

Cooking with Simone-Desserts Edition Tuesday, November 6 at 6:00 p.m. Join Simone Sofian as she surprises us with a Middle-Eastern flair for some special desserts.  Recipes include tahina cookies, baklava and a pomegranate molasses butter cake.  Cost is $10/person, RSVP by November 1.  

Torah on Tap

Wednesday, November 6 at 6:00 p.m. at Hairless Hare Brewing Join Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz or Rabbi Tina Sobo at Hairless Hare Brewing (738 W. National Rd., Vandalia) for some drinks and discussion about topics relevant to modern Jewish living.  You’ve got the questions, we’ve got the rabbi!  First round is on us!      

Ryterband Lecture-Implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords-The Wings of Task Force Eagle

Sunday, November 10 Paul Cooper-Retired Air Force Brigadier General Implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords-The Wings of Task Force Eagle **This Lecture will be held at Beth Abraham Synagogue at 10:00 a.m.

Prayer and Play

Prayer & Play November 16 at Temple Israel All Prayer & Play events are facilitated by Rabbi Sobo and are perfect for not-yet-school-aged children (6 and under) and their families.  The goal is to build community in a come-as-you-are, friendly environment.  All events include a little prayer, a lot of fun and laughter, and a […]

Kiddush Lunch

Kiddush Lunch Themes and Dates From Batates (Egyptian beef stew) to French salmon mousse and Hanukkah treats from latkes to arepas to brisket, there will be something for everyone at this year’s Kiddush lunches.  The dates and culinary themes for the upcoming Kiddush lunches are: November 16 • HungaryJanuary 11 • Spain and PortugalMarch 21 […]

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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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