Tornado Relief-Back to School

Many children were impacted by the Memorial Day tornados and Temple has partnered with Crayons to Classrooms so that those children can start the school year fully prepared with a. backpack of supplies!  We will be collecting the following items:  pencils, pencil sharpeners, glue sticks, 24 count crayons, erasers, 10 count markers, scissors, facial tissues, rulers, yellow highlighters, 12 count colored pencils, single subject notebooks, 2 pocket folders, and disinfectant wipes.  (Please note: Links are for convenience only.  It is not necessary to purchase the items through these links.). We’ll be putting backpacks together on August 8, with more details to come.  Please bring any donations to the Temple lobby by that time.


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.

Prayer and Play Goes Exploring

Prayer and Play Goes Exploring 
Saturday July 13 at 10:00 a.m. meet at Rabbi Sobo’s home.

Meet at Rabbi Sobo’s for our morning prayer and craft and then (weather permitting) we’ll head to Sycamore Trails Aquatic Center approximately a half mile from rabbi’s house (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 pool!


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.

Big Tent Appreciation Event

Join us on August 2.  We’ll be celebrating our work together on the Jewish Cultural Festival.  Our  service begins at 6:00 p.m. followed by a the big tent dinner.  The dinner is free but you need to RSVP by Friday, July 26.


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.

Prayer & Play Goes Outdoors

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

Join us at Temple Israel for a field day with fun outside followed by Kiddush at noon.  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. 










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Kiddush Lunch August 10

From hot dogs to albondigas and goulash to babaganoush we will again gather for Kiddush lunch with foods from around the world and close to home.  Our first Kiddush lunch of the year is early, Saturday, August 10, as we enjoy American summer foods including, all beef hot dogs, barbecued chicken, and a collection of traditional salads.  A vegetarian option will be available.  This years food themes are:

August 10 – American Summer Fare
November – 16 Hungary
January 11 – Spain/Portugal
March 21 – Burke’s Famous Corned Beef Dinner
May 16 – Israel
Reservations are not required but if you would like to help out, contact Judy Heller at





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.