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Adult Education and Engagement

Upcoming Events

Shabbat Moning 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.


ChaiVillageLA: Dinner & Art Talk by Julie Grass with Optional "Mapping of the Mind" Performance

Tuesday, January 28 | 4:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. | Off-site: The Braid Theater

Enjoy an early dinner, followed by an art exhibit and talk and a theater performance. Temple Isaiah member Julie Grass will be among the artists featured.

4:45 P.M. - Sharp  Meet at Truxton's Restaurant (1329 Santa Monica Blvd, Santa Monica, cross street is 14th). 
6:30 P.M. - Meet at the Braid (2912 Colorado Ave. #102, Santa Monica) where Julie and other artists will present their artwork.
7:30 P.M. - Optional: Stay for the performance of "Mapping the Mind" at the Braid.

More information & RSVP Here


TUESDAY, February 4 | 10:30 a.m. | LIbrary

Library Book Club's Smart Saga

Finance. Money. Geography. Gardens. Money. Politics. Money. Romance. Scandal. Money. Share the revelations of a tight Jewish banking dynasty, based on the Rothschilds, as World War I rips them apart in House of Gold. All are welcome.

Half Hour of Happiness

Sunday, February 9 | 9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. | Temple Isaiah Lobby

Come spend a half hour learning the Jewish techniques that are scientifically proven to increase your happiness. With Temple Isaiah member Scott Landsbaum and Rabbi Zoe Klein Miles.

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


Friday Night Speaker: Mohammed Al Samawi

Friday, February 14 | 8:00 p.m. | Temple Isaiah


Following services, we are honored to welcome Mohammed Al Samawi, best-selling author of The Fox Hunt: A Memoir of Yemen and My Odyssey to America.  Mohammed will share his extraordinary story of coming to America. Together, with Joe Goldman from HIAS, we will explore the concepts of borders, boundaries, and opportunities.


DEADLINE TO RSVP: Wednesday, February 12 at 5:00 p.m.

League of Women Voters Presents: March 3rd Primary & 2020 Census

Sunday, February 16 | 2:00 p.m. | Temple Emanuel - Belle Chapel

Join us for an information-packed afternoon with Mona Field, Co-President of the Los Angeles League of Women Voters who will cover the Presidential Primary ballot initiatives, debut of the new voting system in Los Angeles County, and the vitally important 2020 Census. This event is open to all members of Temple Isaiah and Temple Emanuel. Registration is required.


Flavors of Israel

Sunday, February 16 | 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. | Off-Site

Immerse in Israel with us. We will spend the first hour discussing “kaf-tet November,” the British mandate of Palestine into two states, the second-hour preparing Israeli food of autumn, and the final hour discussing over our meal. Cost: $20 each night. Developed by the WZO's Department for Diaspora Affairs.


Temple Isaiah Business Networking Group (T.I.N.G)

Tuesday, February 18 | 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. | Social Hall

Monthly group to help and support Jewish business professionals. Temple Isaiah's Networking Group brings together professionals to get to know one another with the goal of referring good contacts and potential clients to one another. By helping one another improve our businesses, we are helping to improve the well-being of our community.

Learn More about TING Here

Understanding World News

Tuesday, February 18 | 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. | Temple Isaiah Library

Participants share articles and opinions that pertain to what’s happening both in the United States and Internationally, and particularly to introduce diverse views. Led by Temple Isaiah member Myrna Hant. Sponsored by ChaiVillageLA.



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

IMG Scotch & Steaks

Thursday, February 20 | 7:00 p.m. | Temple Isaiah Social Hall

Join Temple Isaiah's Men's Group (IMG) for an evening of food, Scotch tasting, and good company. We will be gathering in the Social Hall for a steak dinner and an opportunity for the men of our community to get to know each other better. 

Adam McNitt, founder of Spirits International Portfolio Inc. and former Brand Ambassador for Alexander Murray, will guide us through our scotch tasting experience.

Cost: $65 per person in advance, $70 at the door


RSVP Here by Tuesday, February 18, at 9:00 a.m.

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

Green Team Movie Screening - Wasted: The Story of Food Waste

Saturday, February 29 | 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. | Temple Isaiah Social Hall

WASTED! The Story of Food Waste showcases forward-thinking leaders who show how each of us can make small changes - all of them delicious - to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century.
Through the eyes of chef-heroes like the late Anthony Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, you will see how the world's most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps and rejects into incredible dishes that feed more people and create a more sustainable food system.
The film also features several food waste reduction stories all over the world, including waste-fed pigs in Japan, a disposal program that has reduced household food waste by 30% in South Korea, and a garden education curriculum New Orleans.

Following our screening, Temple and Green Team member Mary MacVean, who used to write for the LA Times, will lead a discussion.

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Ongoing Events:

Every Saturday

9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.: Shabbat Morning Torah Study
Temple Isaiah Library
Delve into the weekly Torah portion with Rabbi Zoe Klein Miles and guest rabbis and discover how Torah and our lives intersect.

Every Tuesday

8:15 a.m.: Walk with a Rabbi
Corner of Cushdon Ave and Patricia Ave
Join for a moderately-paced walk around Rancho Park. The walk is 2.2 miles and takes approximately 45 minutes. Sponsored by ChaiVillageLA.

Every Wednesday

10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Daughters of Torah
Temple Isaiah Library
Explore the voices and stories of women within Judaism’s sacred texts. Led by Temple Isaiah member Elaine Diamond, MA, Judaic Studies.