Ryterband Series

 The Dorothee and Lewis Ryterband Lectures Series, sponsored by the Temple Israel Brotherhood, occurs many 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.

2022 Schedule

January 9, 2022

Michal Avera Samuel
Senior Community Shlicha, Israel and Overseas Director, JewishColumbus
My Israeli Story- Journey to Jerusalem


January 30, 2022

Rabbi Jonathan L Hecht, Ph.D.
Dean - Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Cincinnati
Providence is not just a city in Rhode Island!


February 6, 2022

Dr. Fred Krome
Professor, University of Cincinnati-Clermont
Kabbalah Comes to America:
Gershom Scholem and the Origins of English Language Scholarship on Jewish Mysticism


February 27, 2022

Dr. Surender Neravetla
Cardiac Surgery Chair, Kettering Health Dayton 
Swap the Salt and Stop Living a Life with Disabilities and Premature Death


March 6 & 20, 2022

Barb Katz
Adjunct, Political Science faculty, Illinois Community College
Facts and Fictions in the American Jewish - Black Relationship - Parts 1 & 2 


April 3, 2022

Rabbi Tina Sobo
Rabbi/Educator, Temple Israel, Dayton, Ohio
Sacred Monsters


May 1, 2022

Dr. Jennifer Grayson
Rabbi Aaron D. Panken Assistant Professor of Jewish History
Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion & Xavier University
The World of the Cairo Geniza: The Jews of Medieval Islam


May 8, 2022

Marshall Weiss
Editor and Publisher, The Dayton Jewish Observer
Project Director, Miami Valley Jewish Genealogy & History
Judaism and Americanism in Dayton a Century Ago


May 15, 2022

Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz
Senior Rabbi, Temple Israel, Dayton, Ohio
From My Side of the Bimah