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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

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 […]

Ryterband Brunch: The Talmud Speaks Volumes about Hurtful Words

Sunday, November 17 This date ONLY brunch at 9:30 a.m. with the lecture at 10:00 a.m.   Cost is $7 per lecture or $65 for the series. Honoring the Global Day of Jewish Learning and its suggested themes, we will study and explore together a fascinating Talmudic discussion (Babylonian Talmud, Bava Metsia 58b-59b) about hurtful words […]

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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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