Festival Education


Sunday, June 10, 2018 
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Knowledgeable local and regional speakers share their expertise with you and give an interesting perspective on Jewish life, culture, and tradition.  Lively and interactive education topics expand your mind on various topics of Judaism and Israel.  Speakers at our session are local and regional experts on their topics.  The festival’s Mitzvah Alley focuses on various social service agencies in our region making a positive impact on our community.  The theme this year is along the birthday line - a nod to Israel's 70th birthday.  

Our 2018 speakers and topics will be announced soon.


Thank you to our 2017 speakers!



Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz, Senior Rabbi at Temple Israel

Judaism, Temple Israel and Our Interfaith Connections



Hana Bendcowsky, Program Director at the Jerusalem Center for Jewish-Christian Relations

 A Cross and a Star in Israel

in partnership with Israelity, a program of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dayton and Jewish Community Relations Council



Martha Moody-Jacobs, Author and Community Leader

 Headscarves and Hope: Teaching and Learning in an Arab-Israeli Village



Bushra Shahid Ahmadiyya, Muslim Community
Phyllis Pavlofsky Allen, Jewish Community
Jeanette Buehler, Christian Community

Starting the Women's Interfaith Discussion:
Building Community One Month at a Time



Rabbi Tina Sobo, Rabbi/Educator at Temple Israel

 My Jewish and Interfaith Legacy



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