Interfaith Lunch and Learn

January 15 at noon
Temple Israel

Join Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz, Senior Rabbi at Temple Israel and Reverend Tracy Paschke-Johannes, Pastor of Pastoral Care at Epiphany Lutheran Church for a lively discussion examining the role of traditional liturgy in both Jewish and Lutheran prayer services.  The discussion begins at noon so feel free to bring a lunch.

Omega Baptist Pulpit Exchange 2019

Temple Israel and Omega Baptist Church Pulpit Exchange

Temple Israel & Omega Baptist Church Annual Pulpit Exchange

Friday, January 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Temple Israel

Pastor Joshua Ward will deliver the sermon at Temple Israel's Shabbat services.  Everyone is invited to the oneg and reception following services.

Sunday, January 20 at 10:15 a.m. at Omega Baptist

Rabbi Bodney-Halasz will deliver the sermon at Omega Baptist Church's service and Courtney Cummings will share a few songs.

Healing Service

healing-serviceThis special service on Friday, January 25 at 5:30 p.m. is for those who are living with illness, grieving, caring for others or seeking wholeness on any level.  Join Rabbi Bodney-Halasz in the chapel as we draw strength from traditional liturgy, music, and personal stories.  Shabbat service will follow at 6:30 p.m.

Kiddush Lunch Themes and Dates

Extend your Shabbat joy with food and fellowship.  Join us aftet ther Saturday morning service for the fun and free gathering.  Reservations are not required but if you would like to help out, contact Judy Heller at

Lunch Themes and Dates are:
January 26  Egyptian
March 9  Irish – Aaron Burke’s famous corned beef dinner
May 18  Israeli – The Ultimate fusion




Dayton Jewish History: A Legacy of Caring

Dayton Jewish History: A Legacy of Caring

Sunday, January 27 
Marshall Weiss
Dayton Jewish History:  A Legacy of Caring

The Dorothee and Lewis Ryterband Lectures Series, sponsored by the Temple Israel Brotherhood welcomes Marshall Weiss. Brunch begins at 9:45 and the presentations begin at 10:15 a.m.  All curious about learning more about our Jewish community and the Jewish faith are welcome, members, non-members, Jewish or not.  No prior knowledge is required or expected.  Cost is $7 for individual sessions.

Marshall, author of the book Jewish Community of Dayton will share accounts of how the Jews of Dayton have provided for their own, stories of social justice and social services in Jewish Dayton, and how needs have changed over the past 170 years.      For more information and the complete schedule >


Run, Hide, Fight Security Training

Run, Hide, Fight Security Training

Join us Sunday, January 27 at 12:30 p.m. for Run, Hide, Fight security training provided by the Dayton Police.  Knowing what to do in an emergency can save your life as well as the lives of others.  RSVP here or to the Temple office by January 23.

Torah on Tap

Monday, January 28 at 6:00 p.m. at Lock 27 Brewpub

Join Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz or Rabbi Tina Sobo at Lock 27 Brewpub (1035 S. Main St., Centerville) 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 order some dinner there.  

Upcoming dates:
February 25 at D20 Bar, 2144 E. Whipp Rd., Kettering