Weekly Study


Weekly Study

Weekly classes at Temple Israel are informal, accessible, free and in English.  Rabbi Bodney-Halasz or Rabbi Sobo leads a casual discussion of the text allowing lots of time for questions and comments. Many participants have attended for years, but newcomers are always welcome.

Weekly Torah Portion

Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.
Temple Israel Library
Come to discuss the weekly Torah portion. Coffee and sweets are provided. Copies of the text will be available, but you may also bring your own. The discussion ends at 10:30 a.m. when services begin. You may stay for services or leave after class. It’s up to you.

Coffee and Commentary

Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m.
Dorothy Lane Market, 6177 Far Hills Ave. Dayton, OH
Join Temple Israel congregants for a discussion of Torah from women’s perspectives. Discussions will use Torah: A Women’s Commentary, the first comprehensive commentary authored only by women: leading Jewish female Bible scholars, rabbis, historians, philosophers and archaeologists. Women’s voices give new dimension to our tradition, providing inspiration and insight to all who study Torah, women and men, Jews and non-Jews.
Learn more about A Women’s Commentary from URJ Press.
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Wednesdays, noon
Temple Israel Library
Rabbi Sobo leads Talmud study. Bring a lunch. Discussion ranges from the structure and history of Talmud, the text itself, and implications for our lives. Class ends at 1:00 p.m.

Jewish Literacy

Sundays, Noon
Temple Israel
Rabbi Bodney-Halasz takes the class through Rabbi Joseph Telushkin’s “Jewish Literacy” book and provides space for congregants to discuss a wide variety of topics brought in by Rabbi Bodney-Halasz.  Those topics can range from Israel, Jewish identity, theology, current events and all things in between.  No prior participation is necessary.