Pizza in the Hut

Pizza and Sukkah Decorating
Sunday, October 13

Get ready to shake your lulav and join us as we decorate the sukkah and enjoy our Sukkot service at 6:00 p.m. followed by a pizza in the hut at 7:00 p.m.  Dinner is free but please RSVP here so we can have enough food for everyone.

The Nuts and Bolts of Jewish Genealogy

Sunday, October 27 at 10:00 a.m.
Ken Bravo, President of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, will present The Nuts & Bolts of Jewish Genealogy, Miami Valley Jewish Genealogy and History’s inaugural event.Have you ever wanted to learn more about your family’s history?  Find out how to get started while noshing on bagels and lox at Ken’s Jewish Genealogy 101 session, with ample time for Q&A afterward.

An attorney in Cleveland, Ken has been engaged in genealogy for 35 years.  As president of the International Association of Jewish Genealogy Societies, Ken hosted the 2019 IAJGS Conference in Cleveland in July.

Miami Valley Jewish Genealogy and History is a project of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton.  This program is presented by Miami Valley Jewish Genealogy and History, Temple Israel, and Beth Abraham Synagogue in memory of Marcia Jaffe.  R.S.V.P. to Beth Abraham Synagogue, 293-9520.






Kever Avot

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Temple Israel will hold a congregational Kever Avot program on Sunday, September 8, at 10:30 a.m. instead of our regular service during the days of awe.

This special Kever Avot program is intended to provide the opportunity for the less mobile among us to visit the gravesites of their loved ones.  Temple volunteers will accompany older adults on a one-to-one basis for the morning as they visit their loved ones’ graves at Riverview Cemetery.  Please call the office to volunteer or participate.



Community Selichot Service

Selichot Service

Saturday, September 21, at Temple Beth Or

Temple Israel, Beth Abraham, Beth Jacob, Temple Beth Or and the Dayton Jewish Chorale will be celebrating Selichot together.  There will be a reception beginning at 8:30 p.m. followed by a service at 9:00 p.m. 



Rosh Hashanah Photo Booth

Rosh Hashanah Photo Booth Returns!

Monday, September 30 from
9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Say cheese!  Start the New Year off with a smile at our special Rosh Hashanah photo booth.  Arrive early for services or linger after the family service for your opportunity to snap a photo and capture a memory with your friends and family members.  Lots of fun props make it an interactive experience and with photo prints available immediately, you’ll have a keepsake to take home.  Happy New Year from Temple Israel!


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.


Jewish Cultural Festival Thanks!

Thanks to everyone who helped make the Ninth Jewish Cultural Festival a success!

Mark your calendars now for Sunday, June 7, 2020!

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.