Sukkahs in the City

Coming to a neighborhood near you – October 13 to 19

sukkahs4 logo2 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 the sukkah, enjoy crafts, shake the lulav and etrog, and share a potluck dinner with friends and other Temple members.  RSVP online for one of the events or call the Temple office at 937.496.0050.  

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 build community in a come-as-you-are, friendly environment.  All events include a little prayer, a lot of fun and laughter, and a wonderful community of families with young children!  RSVPs for all events are strongly encouraged, but not required, to the office or Rabbi Sobo. 










You need to add a widget, row, or prebuilt layout before you’ll see anything here. :)
You need to add a widget, row, or prebuilt layout before you’ll see anything here. :)

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 Dinner

Sunday, 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 start at 6:00 p.m. where we will unroll the Torah and begin again in Genesis.  Dinner will follow at 7:00. 

We’ll welcome and bless our newest students:  Grace Stafford, Ethan Halasz, Vivian Larsen,                                                                                   Oliver Magalnick, Paul Shatzkin, Maisy Kitchen and Gabe Katcheman



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 lox at Ken’s Jewish Genealogy 101 session, with ample time for Q&A afterward.

An attorney in Cleveland, Ken has been engaged in genealogy for 35 years.  As president of the International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies, Ken hosted the 2019 IAJGS Conference in Cleveland in July.

Miami Valley Jewish Genealogy and History is a project of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton.  This program is presented by Miami Valley Jewish Genealogy and History, Temple Israel, and Beth Abraham Synagogue in memory of Marcia Jaffe.  R.S.V.P. to Beth Abraham Synagogue, 293-9520.






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 $5/adult; $3/ children 4-12 and free for kids 3 and under.  Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 30 so we can order enough chicken.  If your last name begins with letters A-F, bring a dessert; G-K, bring a salad, L-Q, bring a vegetable; R-Z, bring a starch.


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 new members and confirmands.  Sponsored by Temple Israel Brotherhood.  

November 3
Rabbi Emeritus David Sofian
Who Was Asher Ginsberg and Why Should I Care?


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!