Community Selichot Service

Selichot Service
Saturday, September 16
Temple Israel, Beth Abraham, Temple Beth Or and the Dayton Jewish Chorale will be celebrating Selichot together.  Rabbi Bodney-Halasz will join Rabbi Ginsberg and Rabbi Chessin here at Temple Israel, along with community teens, in leading this meaningful service which will begin with a reception at 8:45 p.m., followed by havdallah and Selichot at 9:15 p.m.


Torah on Tap Round Two

Tuesday, September 12 at 5:30 p.m. at The Barrel House

Join Rabbi Tina Sobo at The Barrel House (417 East 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.  


Jewish Cultural Festival Enjoyed by All

Seventh Annual Jewish Cultural Festival is a Wrap!

A big thank you to all our vendors, sponsors, attendees and volunteers!  We’re already looking forward to next year so mark your calendars now for Sunday, June 10, 2018!

Parking Lot Closed for July 4 Fireworks

The City of Dayton annual fireworks display will be on Monday, July 3.  Please note the Temple Israel parking lot will be closed off for the fireworks due to liability and safety issues.  The parking lot is also being resealed and striped.  NO ONE will have access to the parking lot on Monday, 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 Wednesday 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.

Bike and Brunch

Bike and Brunch – Sunday, July 16 at 9:45 a.m.

Bike and brunch 2014

Do you like to ride?  (Do you like to eat?)  

If so, then join us on Sunday, July 16 for a fun and leisurely bike ride on the Great Miami River Trail followed by brunch at a local downtown eatery.  Meet in the Temple parking lot at 9:45 a.m.

Be sure to bring your own bicycle or rent one from RiverScape Rentals.

RSVP to Courtney in the Temple office by July 12 - 937.496.0050 or

Shabbat in the Park-Saturday, July 29

Shabbat in the Park

Join Rabbi Tina Sobo and her family for a fun and relaxing Shabbat.  We’ll gather on Saturday, July 29 at 10:30 a.m. at the Oak Creek South Park, located at 790 Miamisburg Centerville Rd.  We will celebrate with song and worship (and then play) in the great outdoors.  Temple will provide challah, grape juice, and hot dogs for a picnic lunch.  Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.  Reservations are not required, but appreciated for planning purposes.  All children must be accompanied by an adult.

2017 Annual Meeting


Temple Israel Annual Meeting

You are invited to Temple Israel’s annual meeting on Wednesday, May 24 at 6:00 p.m.  We will elect a slate of officers and directors, and hear from Rabbi Bodney-Halasz and outgoing president, Bart Weprin.  Refreshments will be served and reservations are not required.

Register now for 2017-18 Religious School year!

4thgradepuppetshowTemple Israel Religious School

Now is the time to enroll children in Temple’s Religious School for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Our comprehensive curriculum includes a progressive academic program as well as Jewish dance, music and art, while our experienced faculty makes learning fun for students in Kindergarten through tenth grade.  All congregants with school-age children should have received registration materials by mail in May.

For more information about Temple’s Religious School, which is open to anyone in the greater Dayton Jewish community, please contact Rabbi Tina Sobo at or 937.496.0050.

Seventh Annual Jewish Cultural Festival

What do a petting zoo, an inflatable slide, and brisket have in common? 
They are all at Temple Israel’s Jewish Cultural Festival

SUNDAY, JUNE 11 from 11:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.

Save the date, tell your friends, and get involved!

Enjoy a great day of food, friends, music, entertainment and admission is free.

Our entertainment line up includes, INDYKLEZ, Noah Wotherspoon, Dayton Jewish Chorale, Miami Valley Music Men, Shimmy Cats and more.   Food vendors include El Meson, Bernstein’s Fine Catering, Pasha Grill, Smokin’ Bar-B-Que, Greaters Ice Cream and delicious treats from the Temple Israel bakery.  Don’t forget to enjoy a drink from Shmaltz brewing or a Dr. Brown’s soda.  Education opportunities and children’s activities will be happening throughout the day.  

Want to know more?  Watch our interview with the Fox 45 morning show and WDTN’s Living Dayton.

Check out our Facebook page for even more details!

Save the Date for Chocolate!

Jews on the Chocolate Trail with Rabbi Deborah R. Prinz
Thursday, April 20 at 7:30pm.  

Join us as we explore the surprising Jewish connections to chocolate in this historical and gastronomic adventure through cultures, countries, centuries and religions.  Rabbi Prinz draws from her world travels on the trail of chocolate to enchant chocolate lovers of all backgrounds as she explores tales of Jews in the early chocolate trade, and shows how Jewish values infuse chocolate today.  With mouth-watering recipes, a glossary of chocolaty terms, tips for buying luscious, ethically produced chocolate, a list of sweet chocolate museums around the world and more, this book unwraps many tasty facts.  It will be an evening of fun & chocolate followed by a reception and book signing.  Free and open to everyone.