Welcome to Temple Israel. Founded in 1850, we are a Reform congregation located in Dayton, Ohio’s city center. We are an founding member of the Union for Reform Judaism, the largest and most vibrant movement within American Judaism. As an egalitarian Jewish congregation, men and women have equal responsibilities and privileges; we are welcoming to interfaith families, persons of various ethnic backgrounds, and sexual orientation. Our community is strengthened by Jews by choice as well as those Jewish by birth. Even as we are a progressive congregation, we have a strong commitment to Jewish tradition which serves as a foundation for our lives.
Our staff, lay leadership, and committees work hard to make Temple Israel a truly welcoming place. We are dedicated to meaningful worship, Torah learning that is transformative and weaving a rich social communal fabric.