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Save the Date for Chocolate!

Jews on the Chocolate Trail with Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz Thursday, April 20 at 7:30pm.   Join us as we explore the surprising Jewish connections to chocolate in this historical and gastronomic adventure through cultures, countries, centuries and religions.  Rabbi Prinz draws from her world travels on the trail of chocolate to enchant chocolate lovers […]

New High Holiday Prayer Books

Have you heard the news?  Temple Israel will transition to a new prayer book for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur beginning in 5778 (next year).  In the tradition of honoring those we love and supporting Temple Israel at the same time, we invite you to purchase a two-volume machzor (high holiday prayer book) at the rate […]

Upcoming Events

Ryterband Brunch

So You Think You Know Jewish! A Peek Into the Arcane World of Jewish Life and Living Sunday, February 26 at 10:00am at Beth Abraham Synagogue Joel Shapiro The Dorothee and Lewis Ryterband Lectures Series, sponsored by the Temple Israel Brotherhood in conjunction with Beth Abraham Brotherhood, welcomes Joel Shapiro.  Brunch begins at 10:00 a.m. […]

Cooking with Chef Jeff

Cooking with Chef Jeff Tuesday, February 28 at 6:00 p.m. Chef Jeff with Whole Foods Market is in the Temple Israel kitchen again!  He returns to share some healthy cooking tips and tricks to make those boring veggies come alive!  Jeff has recently become a certified personal trainer and weight management specialist through ACE (American […]

March Share Shabbat

March Share Shabbat Join us on Friday, March 3 for Share Shabbat service and potluck dinner with Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz, Rabbi Tina Sobo, and Courtney Cummings.  The camp-style service begins at 6:00pm and is followed by a yummy potluck dinner.  Temple provides the entree, fresh-baked challah, and wine for kiddush,  Cost is $5/adult, $3/child 4-12 years, […]

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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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