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.

2019 - 2020 Schedule

October 27    
Ken Bravo
President of the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies
The Nuts & Bolts of Jewish Genealogy
This brunch will be at Beth Abraham Synagogue

November 3  
Rabbi David Sofian
Rabbi Emeritus, Temple Israel
Who Was Asher Ginsberg and Why Should I Care?

November 10
Paul Cooper
Retired Air Force Brigadier General
Implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords - The Wings of Task Force Eagle
This brunch will be at Beth Abraham Synagogue

November 17
Dr. Richard Sarason
Professor, Hebrew Union College
The Talmud Speaks Volumes about Hurtful Words

November 24
Courtney Cummings
Music and Program Director, Temple Israel
Jewish Music Through the Ages

January 5       
Dr. Fred Krome
Professor, University of Cincinnati
The Norwich Caricature of 1233: What Medieval English Antisemitism can teach us about modern hostility towards Jews

January 12     
Stephen Renas
Professor Emeritus, Wright State University
Online Hate and Real-World Violence

January 26     
Marshall Weiss
Editor and Publisher, Dayton Jewish Observer
Mysteries of Dayton Jewish History

February 2     
Dr. Mark Verman
Professor, Wright State University
The Promised Land in the Torah and Qur'an

February 23
Reentry – A Path Towards Reducing Recidivism and Increasing Public Safety.
Bonnie Beaman Rice – Co-Chair Montgomery County Re-entry Public Education Committee
Walter Rice – Judge U.S. District Court

Education at the Montgomery County Day Reporting Center Relationship Building:  Key to Success for Learners in Reentry.
Kateri Dillon – Site Manager, Day Reporting Center, Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas

March 1         
Laura Roesch
Catholic Social Services
Melodie Bennett
House of Bread
Tyra Jackson
Clark/Champaign County Food Bank
Food Insecurity in the Miami Valley:  Causes and Solutions

March 8         
Sheila Crane
Abolition Ohio
Amber Hartman
Safe Harbor
Human Trafficking: Everything You Need to Know

March 15       
Bob Thum
The Promises and Challenges of Jewish Life in 19th Century America

April 19          
Rabbi Tina Sobo
Rabbi/Educator, Temple Israel
According to the Rabbis

April 26          
Dr. Donna Schlagheck
Professor Emerita, Wright State University
US Foreign Policy in the Middle East

May 3             
Rabbi Karen Bodney-Halasz
Senior Rabbi, Temple Israel
From My Side of the Bimah

*Please note that these lectures have been cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak.