Prayer & Play Goes Exploring

Prayer and Play 
Saturday, June 15 at 10:00 a.m.  

Meet at Rabbi Sobo’s for our morning prayer and craft and then (weather permitting) we’ll head to a playground approximately a half mile from away (walk or drive, take your pick!).  If the weather doesn’t cooperate, we’ll stay at the house for a playdate.  Feel free to pack a picnic lunch for the park!

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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Torah on Tap

Monday, July 1 at 6:00 p.m. at Barrel House

Join Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz or Rabbi Tina Sobo at Barrel House (417 E. Third St.) 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.  



Parking Lot Closed for July 4 Fireworks

The City of Dayton annual fireworks display will be on Wednesday, July 3.  Please note the Temple Israel parking lot will be closed off for the fireworks due to liability and safety issues.  NO ONE will have access to the parking lot beginning at NOON on Tuesday, July 3.  Office staff will be in the building until 3:00 p.m. but the parking lot will be inaccessible.  The parking lot will reopen Friday morning, July 5.  The Temple office will be closed on Tuesday, July 4. 

  We appreciate your cooperation and wish you a safe and happy July 4th.

Shabbat Under the Stars

Shabbat Under the Stars

Celebrate Shabbat on Friday, July 19 under a canopy of stars, as we move our worship beyond the walls of our sanctuary.  Services will be at 6:30 p.m. followed by an oneg.  In the event of inclement weather, services will be held indoors.

August Share Shabbat

Join us on August 2.  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, July 31.


Temple Israel Offices are Closed

Temple Israel offices are closed May 28, 2019.


Temple Israel administrative offices are closed today, May 28, due to a power outage. If this is an emergency, please follow the emergency call directions when dialing 937.496.0050. The Jewish Cultural Festival meeting will occur as scheduled.

Jewish Cultural Festival

Sunday, June 2, 2019

On Sunday, June 2 from 11:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., Temple will open its doors and its grounds to the entire Miami Valley for the ninth annual Jewish Cultural Festival.  With everyone’s favorite Jewish foods, live entertainment, vendors, a raffle, kids’ activities, education sessions and more, the day will showcase our congregation and Reform Judaism in a unique way.  Come early, stay late, bring friends and be a part of this unique Temple event!  Check out even more details on our Facebook page.


Oy Vey 5K

Did you know that the Oy Vey 5k is open to everyone?  Whether you are a walker or a runner, join us on this flat, fast course that boasts views of downtown Dayton and the river.  Start time is 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, June 2.  You can register here.  Cost is $30 until May 31 and $35 on race day.  All registered participants will receive a race bib, participation medal and $5 in food tickets to use at the festival.  Gather your friends and family for a fun morning that leads into a festival with craft beer, amazing food, and eclectic entertainment.


Healing Service

healing-serviceThis special service on Friday, May 17 at 5:45 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.