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Jewish Cultural Festival Thanks!

Thanks to everyone who helped make the Ninth Jewish Cultural Festival a success! Mark your calendars now for Sunday, June 7, 2020!

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

Back to the Basics, Back to the Sources

Join Rabbi Bodney-Halasz for a lively discussion of Judaism’s greatest texts.  We will read through Barry W. Holtz’s book, Back to the Sources, which teaches about basic genres of Jewish literature including: Hebrew Bible, Talmud, Midrash, commentaries, philosophy, Kabbalah, Hasidic literature, and liturgy.  Class will be held at Temple Israel on Thursdays at noon beginning […]

Torah on Tap

Thursday, September 18 at 6:00 p.m. at D-20:  A Bar With Characters Join Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz or Rabbi Tina Sobo at D-20 Bar (2144 E. Whipp Road) 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!  Feel free to […]

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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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