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.

2018 - 2019 Schedule

October 7, 2018
Rabbi David Sofian-Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Israel
Why Should You Care?  Israel and You

October 14, 2018
Dr. Richard Sarason-Hebrew Union College
The Kabbalistic Origins of Kabbalat Shabbat

October 21, 2018
Dr. Jack Bernstein-Infectious Disease Specialist
Adult Vaccination:  Vaccines for People of a Particular Age
This is a joint lecture event and will be held at Beth Abraham, 305 Sugar Camp Circle at 10:00 a.m.

November 4, 2018
Dr. Fred Krome-Professor, University of Cincinnati
Living under Marshall Law:  Louis Marshall from the Paris Peace Conference to Henry Ford's Apology for Antisemitism

November 11, 2018
Paul Cooper-Former C-141 and C-130 Pilot and Wing Commander
Veterans in the First Air War
This is a joint lecture event and will be held at Beth Abraham, 305 Sugar Camp Circle at 10:00 a.m.

November 18, 2018
Neal Gittleman-Conductor, Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra
A Leonard Bernstein Book Club

December 9, 2018
Dennis Turner-Professor Emeritus University of Dayton
What Did You Do In The War, Sister?  How Belgian Nuns Defied and Decieved the Nazis in World War II

December 16, 2018
Rabbi Tina Sobo-Rabbi Educator, Temple Israel
Maccabiah-Jews, Sports, Israel

January 6, 2019
Dr. Donna Schlagheck-Professor Emerita, Wright State University
Security and Conflict:  Israel, Syria and Iran.  How Will the US Proceed?

January 27, 2019
Marshall Weiss-Editor and Publisher of the Dayton Jewish Observer
Dayton Jewish History: A Legacy of Caring

February 3, 2019 
Rabbi Mark Washofsky-Hebrew Union College
Would You Kill the Fat Man? Jewish Law Meets the Trolley Dilemma

February 10, 2019
Dr. Mark Verman-Professor, Wright State University
The Teacher of Righteousness and the Dead Sea Scrolls

March 3, 2019
Rabbi Sam Joseph-Professor Hebrew Union College
The American Synagogue 2019, Buffeted by Headwinds and Tailwinds:  Will It Survive?

March 10, 2019
Sam Lauber-Retired 88 Air Base Wing Medical Group
Je M'appelle Dede (My Name is Sam)

April 28, 2019
Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz-Senior Rabbi, Temple Israel 
 Ceske Budejovice:  The Story of Our Memorial Scroll