Temple Israel is Closed

Today is November 15, 2018

Temple Israel is CLOSED!

warningAll activities being held at Temple Israel are canceled due to a power outage.  


A Leonard Bernstein Book Club

Sunday, November 18 
Neal Gittleman – 
A Leonard Bernstein Book Club.

The Dorothee and Lewis Ryterband Lectures Series, sponsored by the Temple Israel Brotherhood welcomes Neal Gittleman. 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.

The celebration of the Leonard Bernstein centennial continues with a discussion of two fascinating new books about the great American maestro, Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein by his daughter Jamie Bernstein and On the Road and Off the Record with Leonard Bernstein: My Years with the Exasperating Genius by Charlie Harmon.  Read one,
both, or neither!  We’ll use the books as a starting point for an enlightening discussion of Bernstein’s life, music, and legacy.


For more information and the complete schedule >

Hanukkah Happening on December 2

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Join the Temple family as we celebrate the Festival of Lights with our Hanukkah Happening on Sunday, December 2 at 11:00 a.m. There will be fun activities, performances, presentations, a “pedal-powered menorah,” and fill-your-own sufganiyot.

Enjoy Hanukkah skits by each of our religious school grades, see if you have the speed to light the “pedal-powered menorah,” and eat a lunch which includes latkes and sufganiyot for a small fee.  RSVP online or by calling the Temple office.

Community Vigil

Community Vigil

Tuesday, October 30 at 7:00 p.m.
Temple Israel, 130 Riverside Dr.
Join the community as we pray for the victims of the tragedy in Pittsburgh.

Sukkahs in the City

Coming to a neighborhood near you – September 23 through September 29

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Special sukkahs are popping up all over town -  Dayton, Englewood, Beavercreek, Oakwood 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.  

Simchat Torah & Consecration

Simchat Torah, Consecration and Dinner

Sunday, September 30, 6:00 p.m. dinner 7:15 p.m. service

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, September 27.

The Simchat Torah celebration will follow where we will unroll the Torah and begin again in Genesis.  Grant Halasz will join Courtney Cummings leading us in song. 

We’ll welcome and bless our newest students:  Lucy McDonald, Poppy Kitchen, and Miles Young



Saul: The First King of Israel


Join Rabbi Emeritus David Sofian for a three-week class titled Being the First King of Israel:  Who Was Saul
and Why Was He Chosen?
 Dates for the class are Sunday, September 30 at 5:00 p.m. and October 7
and 21
at noon. 



Service of Healing

shutterstock_2539250Special Healing Service – October 12 at 5:45 p.m.

Those who are living with illness, grieving, caring for others, or seeking wholeness on any level are invited to participate in a service of healing and hope with Rabbi Bodney-Halasz on Friday, October 12 at 5:45 p.m. in the chapel.  At this service, we draw strength from traditional liturgy, music, and personal stories.  Temple’s regular service will follow at 6:30 p.m.  For more information, please contact Rabbi Bodney-Halasz at 937.496.0050 or rabbi@tidayton.org.

Shabbat Under the Stars

Shabbat Under the Stars

Celebrate Shabbat on Friday, October 12 under a canopy of stars, as we move our worship beyond the walls of our sanctuary.  Pre-neg schmooze and nosh begins around 6:00 p.m. and services will be at 6:30 p.m.  In the event of inclement weather, services will be held indoors.

Cooking with Simone

Tuesday, October 30 at 5:30 p.m.

Join Simone Sofian as she surprises us with a Middle-Eastern flair for your favorite desserts, including a special Iraqi baklava.  Cost is $10/person, RSVP by October 18.