Ryterband Series


Ryterband Series

The Dorothee and Lewis Ryterband Lectures Series, sponsored by the Temple Israel Brotherhood, occurs most Sunday mornings during religious school year.  Admission is $7 for a session, or a subscription to all talks may be purchased for $65.  There is no charge for new members of Temple Israel or post-confirmation students.  All fees include the talk and a brunch of bagels, coffee and other delicacies.  The brunch begins at 9:45 a.m. and the talk begins at 10:15 a.m.  The brunch concludes no later than 11:45 a.m.  Talks include an extensive question and answer session.  Non-members and non-Jews are welcome.  No prior knowledge is required or expected.

2017 - 2018 Schedule

October 15, 2017
Rabbi David Sofian-Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Israel
Israel Right Now

October 22, 2017
Dr. Richard Sarason-Hebrew Union College
How the Kaddish Became a Mourner’s Prayer

October 29, 2017
Rabbi Mark Verman-Wright State University
Jewish and Islamic Ethical Principles

November 5, 2017
Dr. Donna Schlagheck-Professor Emeritus, Wright State University
Politics Domestic and Foreign: The Trump Card

November 12, 2017
Paul Cooper-Former C-141 and C-130 Pilot and Wing Commander
This is a joint event and will be held at Beth Abraham, 305 Sugar Camp at 10:00 a.m.

November 19, 2017
Rabbi Jan Katzew-Hebrew Union College
Humility: The Supreme and Rare Virtue

December 17, 2017
Dr. Fred Krome-University of Cincinnati-Clermont
A Psychoanalyst and Physicist Diagnosis of the World’s Pain: The Einstein-Freud Correspondence of 1931-32

January 7, 2018
Cathy Gardner and Howie Beigelman-Jewish Federation
The New Anti-Semitism – A look at the Domestic and International Situation

January 21, 2018
Dr. Matthew Kraus-University of Cincinnati
Torah Among the Nations: How Talmudic Rabbis Helped Translate the Torah from Hebrew into Latin

February 4 Rabbi Julie Schwartz-Hebrew Union College
The Art of Bikkur Cholim:  Fulfilling the Jewish Commandment to Visit the Sick

February 11, 2018
Rabbi Mark Washofsky-Hebrew Union College
Would You Kill the Fat Man? Jewish Law Meets the Trolley Dilemma

February 25, 2018
Rabbi Tina Sobo-Temple Israel
According to the Rabbis

March 4, 2018
Neal Gittleman-Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Happy 100th Birthday Leonard Bernstein

March 11, 2018
Marshall Weiss-Dayton Jewish Observer
Dayton Jewish History's Mysteries

April 8, 2018
 Lela Klein-Exec. Dir. of the Greater Dayton Union Co-op Initiative
The Gem City Market

April 22, 2018
Franklin Lewis-Temple Israel
The Jewish Comedians

April 29, 2018
Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz-Temple Israel
From My Side of the Bima