Purim is Coming!

Purim is Coming March 20!

Wednesday, March 20,  6:00 p.m. Megillah Reading, Carnival immediately following

Ahoy, Matey!  All buccaneers sail on down to play games and collect your booty at the Purim carnival on Wednesday, March 20

A dinner of spaghetti with marinara sauce, garlic bread, salad and hamentashen will be available for purchase at the carnival.  Cost is $6 per adult and $4 for ages 4-12.  Please RSVP online at tidayton.org using the link on the home page.

Game tickets will be one for a quarter or five for a dollar.  And new this year will be a silent auction, with some great
treasure up for grabs, such as Red’s baseball tickets, I-70 Paintball, Breakout Dayton, Dayton Dragons tickets, Christopher’s Restaurant, Meadowlark Restaurant, Rapid Fired Pizza Warped Wing  and more!  Come place your bids and help us raise money for the youth group-you might hit the jackpot!



Women of the Wall

Women of the Wall – Saturday, March 30 at 7:00 p.m.

Join us for a special Havdallah event with Cheryl Temkin from the Women of the Wall.  Everyone is invited to hear about the Women of the Wall’s 30 year fight for religious equality.   Refreshments and noshes will be served.  RSVP’s appreciated to Annette by March 25


April Share Shabbat

Join us on April 5.  Our monthly camp-style service begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by a potluck dinner.  Join us and bring your friends!  Temple provides entree, challah and wine for kiddush.  Cost is $5/adult; $3/child 4-12; free for kids ages 3 and under.  If your last name begins with A to F, bring a starch; G to K, bring a dessert; L to Q, bring a salad; R to Z, bring a vegetable.  Please bring enough to feed 10 hungry people.  No pork or shellfish, please!  Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 3.


Unity Through Harmony

Sunday, April 7 at 5:00 p.m. at the Dayton Masonic Center

Tickets: $10 General Admission
Unity Through Harmony is a first-ever special community concert of music from the diverse faiths in the Dayton region. Come hear the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra create beautiful music with choirs and musicians representing Baptist churches, Jewish synagogues, Catholic churches and Islamic traditions. Each of the groups will perform music
from their traditions and then join in the finale as a unified massed choir of over 150 voices!

Prayer and Play

Prayer and Play 
Saturday, April 13 from 10:00 a.m. to noon.  Join us at Temple for our usual lineup of programming for our tots.  We’ll be featuring a Passover theme and an activity to liven your family’s Seder.

All Prayer & Play events are facilitated by Rabbi Sobo and are perfect for not-yet-school-aged children (6 & under), and their families (parents/guardians, grandparents and older siblings).  The goal is to build community in a come-as-you-are, friendly environment.   RSVPs for all events are strongly encouraged, but not required, to the office or Rabbi Sobo. 







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Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Dayton Town Hall

Cemetery Town Hall Meeting

Temple Israel will be holding an informational town hall style meeting on Sunday, April 14 at 11:00 a.m.  The topic will be the Jewish Cemeteries of Greater Dayton organization and what it means for Temple Israel and Riverview Cemetery.  This will be a great opportunity to get informed and have any questions answered prior to the congregational vote regarding the contribution agreement at the Annual Meeting on May 22.


Torah on Tap

Wednesday, April 17 at 6:00 p.m. at The Troll Pub

Join Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz or Rabbi Tina Sobo at The Troll Pub (216 Wayne Ave.) 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.  



Jewish Cultural Festival Baking


Calling All Bakers!

Looking for an opportunity to help with the Jewish Cultural Festival, but maybe you can’t be here the day of the event?  Join Vicki Kemmerer and her group of volunteer bakers!  They’ll bake great Jewish treats at 10:00 a.m. on April 7, April 14, and April 28 in the Temple Israel kitchen.  Baking will also take place at 8:00 a.m. at Evans Bakery on May 5, May 19 and May 26.  For more information, contact Vicki Kemmerer.