Temple Isaiah

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Isaiah Women 2019 Calendar Of Events


Sunday, October 27 | 10:00 a.m.

Author Conversation and Book Signing with Lori Gottlieb

A disarmingly funny, thought-provoking, and boldly revealing book that shows us what it means to be human. An O, The Oprah Magazine’s Best Nonfiction Book of 2019, A People Magazine Book of the Week, and A Book of the Month Club Selection, among many other accolades.

Written by a Temple Isaiah congregant, Lori Gottlieb's “Maybe You Should Talk to Someone” gives the reader a behind-the-scenes peek of both sides of the couch! It’s a witty, relatable, moving homage to therapy—and just being human. While therapists are required to see a counselor themselves as part of their training, Gottlieb enlists an experienced ear when an unexpected breakup lays her flat. Working through her issues with the enigmatic “Wendell” helps Gottlieb process her pain, but it also hones her professional skills; after all, a good therapist possesses the ability to empathize with their patients (four of whom she chronicles in funny, frustrating, heartbreaking and profoundly inspiring detail).

Where: Social Hall | Temple Isaiah
Cost: Temple members FREE |  $10 for non-members
Other: Books will be available for purchase before and after the event, signing to follow the event. Light refreshments will be served.

Lori's Book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, is available for purchase for $20 at Temple Isaiah's front desk. (Cash or Check only)



Sunday, November 3

New Member Event

Celebrating our new members with a special welcome event

To join Isaiah Women, please contact our Membership chair, Elizabeth Friedman at Isaiah Women Membership

Saturday, November 9 | 10:00 a.m.

Taco Bike Tour of Boyle Heights

Nothing says Los Angeles more than its taco stands and taco trucks.  We will ride through historic Los Angeles and get tastes from some of LA’s best taco spots while visiting our Jewish roots in Boyle Heights. Established in 1877 by an Irish man named Andrew Boyle, the town became a Jewish community in the early part of the 1900s. Even though Boyle Heights became a Mexican-American community in the late 1940s (and still is), there are sites scattered throughout Boyle Heights that remind us of its Jewish heritage. There is no better way to experience the Jewish story in LA than on bikes while snacking on tacos!

There is a moderate amount of hills, but we are meeting at Boyle Heights to avoid the major hills.


Where: Tour will start/end in Boyle Heights (exact address provided upon RSVP)
Cost: $80 includes bicycles, helmets, water, tour guide, and food!
For more info, please email here IW Bike Tour
Open to IW members and their guests.


Tuesday, November 19 | 7:00 p.m.

Called a “magnificently crafted story . . . brimming with wisdom” by Howard Frank Mosher in The Washington Post Book World, “Crossing to Safety” has, since its publication in 1987, established itself as one of the greatest and most cherished American novels of the twentieth century. Tracing the lives, loves, and aspirations of two couples who move between Vermont and Wisconsin, it is a work of quiet majesty, deep compassion, and powerful insight into the alchemy of friendship and marriage.

What: Book Club
Where: Private home (address provided upon RSVP)

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

Thursday, November 21 | 6:30 p.m.

Rosh Hodesh Celebration

Celebrate the “head” of the new moon surrounded in a sisterhood of Isaiah Women, where we will study together, sing and reawaken our spirituality. One of our clergy will lead us in song, prayer & discussion.  A light dinner will be served.

Where: Private home (address provided upon RSVP)
Cost: Free for IW members

Please RSVP no later than Monday, November 18 to Suzanne Solig at IW Rosh Hodesh



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: ediamond27@hotmail.com

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
To join Isaiah Women, please contact Elizabeth Friedman at Isaiahwomenla@gmail.com

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