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Isaiah Women Calendar

Shabbat Morning Hike with Shira Kline

Saturday, January 25 | 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. | Will Rogers State Historic Park

Join our Artist-in-Residence Shira Kline and the Temple Isaiah community for a morning Shabbat hike with breathtaking views of the Santa Monica Bay at Will Rogers State Park. You will enjoy a 2-mile loop to and from Inspiration Point. Along the hike, Shira Kline will lead us in prayerful moments inspired by Jewish wisdom and morning practice. This event was made possible in part by a generous gift from Judy and Jonathan Zimbert in memory of Mildred and Bernard Levine.

This is a moderate hike so please plan accordingly. Make sure to bring plenty of water and snacks.

Co-sponsored by Isaiah Women.


Isaiah Women's Author Conversation & Book Signing: Diane Shader Smith

Thursday, February 13 | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Temple Isaiah Social Hall

Please join Isaiah Women on Thursday evening, February 13 to hear Diane Shader Smith discuss Salt In My Soul, an Unfinished Life by Mallory Smith. For more than ten years, Mallory recorded her thoughts and observations about struggles and feelings too personal to share during her life, leaving instructions for her mother to publish her work posthumously. She hoped that her writing would offer insight to those living with, or loving someone with chronic illness. Diane edited her daughter’s diaries to create Salt in My Soul, and give to the world a remarkable story of a young woman determined to live a meaningful life despite her struggle with cystic fibrosis and a rare superbug. Diane has been traveling the globe to speak about Salt in My Soul, cystic fibrosis healthcare and what we can learn from Mallory about life. To learn more about Diane Shader Smith and Salt in My Soul please go to https://www.saltinmysoulbook.com/

This event is hosted by Isaiah Women in conjunction with Temple Isaiah’s Adult Education Program. Books are available for sale at the Front Desk and will be available for purchase at the event. Diane will be signing books following our conversation. All proceeds will be donated to Cystic Fibrosis in memory of Mallory Smith.
Cost is Free to Temple Members, $10 to non-members



Tuesday, February 18 | 7:00 p.m. | Private Home

There There by Tommy Orange

Tommy Orange’s wondrous and shattering novel follows twelve characters from Native communities: all traveling to the Big Oakland Powwow, all connected to one another in ways they may not yet realize. Among them is Jacquie Red Feather, newly sober and trying to make it back to the family she left behind. Dene Oxendene, pulling his life together after his uncle’s death and working at the powwow to honor his memory. Fourteen-year-old Orvil, coming to perform traditional dance for the very first time. Together, this chorus of voices tells of the plight of the urban Native American—grappling with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and spirituality, with communion and sacrifice and heroism. Hailed as an instant classic, There There is at once poignant and unflinching, utterly contemporary and truly unforgettable.

Where: Private home (address provided upon RSVP)

For more info on Book Clubs, please email IW Feb Book Club

L’dough V’dough with Isaiah Women

Sunday, February 23 | 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust - 100 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles, CA

Join as we connect with Holocaust Survivors in the Holocaust Museum’s L’Dough V’Dough program. Evoking the Hebrew phrase “L’Dor V’Dor,” or “from generation to generation,” L’Dough V’Dough invites IW members to braid and bake challah or cookies with Survivors as well as a docent-led tour of the museum. While kneading the dough, we and Survivors will share, remember, and bond -- one generation to the next -- in an environment conducive to asking questions and encouraging dialogue, explore personal narratives, and learn about Jewish life before, during and after the Holocaust.
Cost: $18.00

Space is limited

RSVP Here by February 19

Isaiah Women DTLA Scavenger Hunt & Lunch in Chinatown

Sunday, March 1 | 9:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Join Isaiah Women for an epic experience in Downtown Los Angeles where we find the best sights and answer questions that can be found in person – hidden on plaques, statues, art and more. Working in teams covering 1.9 miles, each person will have an interactive role and will be texted photo challenges and fun activities. When we start the hunt, each team will receive a single clue on a smartphone. Your team will need to solve this first clue to find the location that will help you solve your next clue. Throughout the scavenger hunt, we will be prompted to complete challenges and explore hidden details of Los Angeles’ city landmarks. Teams earn points as you go!

Meeting time: 9:15 am at Rancho Park golf course across from Temple for carpool
Start Time downtown: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Lunch in Chinatown afterward Cost: $18

RSVP Here by February 26

Isaiah Women Lilith Salon

Monday, March 9 | 6:30 p.m. | Private Home

Join us for lively discussion and conversation on articles in Lilith Magazine, an independent, Jewish-American, feminist non-profit publication. The magazine features award-winning investigative reports, first-person accounts both contemporary and historical, entertainment reviews, fiction and poetry, art and photography.


Isaiah Women Mah Jongg Clinic

Wednesday, March 11 | 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Private Home

Do you wonder what all the clicks and clacks are with those pretty tiles? Can you tell a bam from a crack? What are the flowers for? What is that funny looking playing card and how do you pick a hand? Join us for a beginner’s lesson on how to play Mah Jongg!
Experienced Mahj players welcome to help teach the newbies!


Volunteer with Isaiah Women

Sunday, March 22 | 8:45 a.m.

Meet at 8:45 a.m. Rancho Park Golf Club parking across temple Cooking time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Where Downtown Women’s Center 442 San Pedro St

Our partnership with the Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) continues. Join us in March as we head down to the DWC to prepare a meal for up to 150 women. The DWC Cooking Clubs are a necessity to this organization. Donated meals make a huge impact on the DWCs food budget. Additionally, the meals are prepared with fresh ingredients which the DWC may not have been able to provide otherwise. We will be preparing lunch for the women and expect the event to take approximately 3 hours Step by step instructions will be provided and the DWC’s experienced kitchen staff will be there to help guide us through the process.
Spots are limited so we recommend that you sign up early.


Isaiah Women's Passover Seder

Sunday, March 29 | 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. | Social Hall

Join us for our annual women’s Seder and dinner in the Social Hall. We will be led by Rabbi Dara, using an original women-themed Haggadah. Invite your female friends and family.
Cost: $12/IW Members; $18/Guests Please RSVP by March 22.
Note: we are unable to accommodate walk-ins for this event.

RSVP Here by March 22

Isaiah Women's Passover Bake

Saturday, April 4 | 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | Private Home

Tired of the same old sponge cake for Passover? What do you do with those extra egg whites? Is there anything you can make that is moist and with chocolate? What about meringues? Join Sherri Zigman for her annual cooking class…this time for Passover sweets!
Space is limited. IW members only. Cost: $12


Isaiah Women Mah Jongg Tournament

Sunday, May 31 | 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. | Social Hall

Join Isaiah Women's annual fundraiser for a full day of Mah Jongg - 4 games/hour | six hours o play including lunch.

If you can't play, we would love your help volunteering at this event. This is Isaiah Women's biggest fundraiser of the year and from which we source our social justice funding.

RSVP HERE by May 15


Isaiah Women Board
Meets every first Wednesday of the month at 7:00 p.m
at the homes of various board members. 
If you are interested in attending a meeting, contact Beth Raanan: bcraan@gmail.com

Isaiah Women Lilith Salons
Join us for lively discussion and conversation on articles in Lilith Magazine. Meets quarterly at members' homes.
For more information, contact Elaine Diamond

Daughters of Torah Learning Circle
Step into Temple Isaiah's library and join a welcoming group of women who study and learn Torah each Wednesday morning.  As we travel through Judaism's sacred texts, we draw inspiration from our ancestors' journeys. Along the way, we discover connections to our own lives and our own stories. Our spirited discussions are far-ranging, sparked by challenging questions and fresh insights but always tempered with laughter and an open ear to all interpretations.
No Hebrew or prior Torah study experience is required. The door is always open! Drop-ins welcome, no RSVP necessary.

The sessions are led by Isaiah Women and Temple member Elaine Diamond, MA, Judaic Studies.
For further information, please contact Elaine Diamond directly at ediamond27@hotmail.com

When:  Every Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 am
Where: Temple Isaiah Library

Join Isaiah Women
please contact Elizabeth Friedman at Isaiahwomenla@gmail.com