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


May Share Shabbat

Join us on May 3.  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 vegetable; G to K, bring a starch; L to Q, bring a dessert; R to Z, bring a salad.  Please bring enough to feed 10 hungry people.  No pork or shellfish, please!  Please RSVP by Wednesday, May 1.


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.  



Day of Learning – Purim

Sunday, March 17 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

All you ever wanted to know about Purim, but were afraid to ask!  Come join us for a day of learning all about Purim – with sessions for tots through adults and everyone in between.  Here’s an overview of the day:

We’ll start all together in the sanctuary to kick the day off with an opening session and t’filah.  Then, we’ll continue in a choose-your-own-adventure style with sessions throughout the morning and a free lunch, compliments of the Religious School Committee.  We’ll wrap our learning and doing at 1:00 p.m.

All sessions will be tagged with the target audience’s age group: tot, elementary, middle school, teens or adults.  Sessions will include: hamentashen-making, grogger-making, Mishloach Manot, learn about the Purim story, and more; including a closer look at the opening of the Purim story and what Judaism has to say about our bodies and consent.

See Rabbi Sobo for more details.


Shabbat in the Sun

Shabbat in the Sun with Rabbi Bodney-Halasz and Courtney Cummings.
Please RSVP to Temple by March 4.  We’ll provide address information when you make your reservation.
Sarasota – March 8 at 5:00 p.m.
Join us for an informal Shabbat service, wine & noshes, and a mini concert at the home of Jon and Beverly Horwitz. 
Naples – March 9 at 4:00 p.m.
Join us for Havdallah, hors d’oeuvres, and a mini concert at the home of Marty and Joan Holzinger.
West Palm Beach – March 10 at 4:00 p.m.
Join us for hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and a mini concert  at the home of Julie and David Buckner. 


Passover Second Seder

Annual Second Seder for Passover

Passover tableSaturday, April 20 at 6 p.m.

Passover is just around the corner! We hope that you will join us for our annual Second Seder on Saturday, April 20 at 6 p.m.  Dinner will include matzo ball soup, gelfite fish, roasted chicken, vegetable medley, mashed potatoes, salad, and various desserts.  A vegetarian option is available for those who request it in advance.  RSVP’s must be received by Monday, April 8 and seating is limited.  Register here.