Our Temple and Our Sunday School
Temple Beth Or, a Reform Congregation in south Dayton, was founded in 1984 by a group of dedicated Jewish families who wanted their children to have a Jewish education and a place to worship as a congregation. Almost a quarter century later, Temple Beth Or is a full-service congregation large enough to offer a variety of educational and community programs, yet small enough to maintain a feeling of intimacy.
Temple Beth Or is a home of Jewish Tradition, Education, Celebration and Community. We offer learning and worship opportunities for everyone, from our exceptional preschool and dynamic religious school to our extensive array of stimulating adult education programs. Innovative worship and glorious music make our services and festivals inspiring, inclusive and invigorating.
Share the warmth and joy. Temple Beth Or is truly a family affair—a caring, supportive, and inclusive environment. We invite you to visit our congregation and meet Rabbi Judy Chessin, Education Director Rabbi David Burstein, and Administrator Leslie Beers. We look forward to welcoming you into our temple family.
Today ... and for Generations
When two people sit and words of Torah pass between them, the Divine Presence rests between them.
Mishnah Avot 3.3
At Temple Beth Or we believe in lifelong learning. Our educational programs are designed for children, teenagers and adults.– Sunday School for children 2-years-old through 18-years-old, and JEW U for 18 and above.
The Temple Beth Or Religious School, is guided by our mission to provide each child with positive Jewish memories. Central to the experience is a creative and hands-on curriculum which results in our children learning about their Jewish heritage and developing a true love of their Jewish identity. With over 90% weekly attendance come see why our kids love being here.
This year marks the inaugural year of JEW U at Temple Beth Or – Dayton’s “Sunday School” program for adults. We’ve designed a comprehensive and engaging curriculum, focused on Body, Mind and Spirit. Each course provides a bridge between Judaism and our modern lives in a meaningful way. JEW U classes are held on Sundays at 4 pm and Wednesdays at 7 pm.
Come by, experience us and feel yourself immersed in a world of Jewish spirit.
Come Together at Temple Beth Or where learning is a lifelong experience. For further information about any of the education opportunities at Temple Beth Or, please contact Rabbi David Burstein at (937) 435-3400.