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.
2016 - 2017 Schedule
September 11, 2016
Marshall Weiss, The Dayton Jewish Observer
The Fortunes of Fiddler
September 18, 2016
Dr. Nili Fox, Hebrew Union College
Was Jerusalem Saved from the Assyrians in 701 BCE?
October 30, 2016
Rabbi David Sofian, Temple Israel Rabbi Emeritus
It Seems to Me....
November 6, 2016
Dr. Fred Krome, University of Cincinnati-Clermont
Theodor Herzl's Old New Land (1902): Utopian Ideals for a Jewish State
November 13, 2016
Dr. Richard Sarason, Hebrew Union College
Gratitude for Life's Daily Miracles: Some Liturgical Talmud Study
November 20, 2016
Dr. Donna Schlagheck, Wright State University Professor Emeritus
The Mid-East and Israel - What is Next?
December 11, 2016
Neil Gittleman, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
Getting Ready for the "Cent-Lenny-al"
January 8, 2017
Dr. F. Rachel Magdalene, Methodist Seminary
Judahtown in Babylonia: A Glimpse of Life During the Exile from Newly Discovered Texts
January 22, 2017
Rabbi Gary Zola, Hebrew Union College
American Jewry and Their Fight for Religious Freedom
January 29, 2017
Rabbi Bernard Barsky
Federal District Judge Walter Rice
Montgomery County Commissioner Debby Lieberman
Panel Discussion on Issue of Ex-Offender Re-Entry in Montgomery County
February 5, 2017
Mr. Paul Cooper, Temple Israel member
A Brief History of Israeli Air Power
March 5, 2017
Rabbi Robert Barr, Congregation Beth Adam
Religion and Violence: Does Judaism Promote Peace or Violence?
March 19, 2017
Mr. Bob Thum, Temple Israel member
Righteous Among the Nations
March 26, 2017
Dr. Samuel Greengus, Hebrew Union College Professor Emeritus
From Noah to Moses: Laws Before the Bible
April 23, 2017
Rabbi Tina Sobo, Temple Israel
What's Jewish about Values?
April 30, 2017
Ms. Judy Heller, Temple Israel member
Miriam and the Well: Women in Ancient and Modern Midrash
May 7, 2017
Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz, Temple Israel
From My Side of the Bimah