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Adult Education and Engagement



Upcoming Events




IMG POKER NIGHT

Thursday, November 14 | 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. | Temple Isaiah Social Hall

Entire Isaiah community is welcome to attend, enjoy and play! Food, drinks, prizes and more! Lessons start at 7:00 p.m. and Tournament starts at 7:30 p.m. $100 Player Registration, $50 Non-Player Registration

RSVP HERE

Taste of Talmud

Saturday, November 16 | 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. | Library

Discover gems of Talmud with Temple Isaiah member Michael Tolwin and Rabbi Zoe Klein Miles.

Register here



Half Hour of Happiness

Sunday, November 17 | 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.




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

Tuesday, November 19 | 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. | Temple Isaiah 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.




Understanding World News

Tuesday, November 19 | 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.

RSVP HERE




ISAIAH WOMEN MONTHLY BOOK CLUB

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

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.

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



FIREWORKS IN THE BRAIN: How Music Affects Mood, Mind and Memory

Wednesday, November 20 | 6:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Temple Isaiah Social Hall

ChaiVillageLA and Temple Isaiah present a truly informative evening with USC’s Dr. Assal Habibi who will discuss how and why music provides a symphony of benefits for all age groups. The discussion will cover how music helps us to express emotions that are hard to verbalize, enables us to retrieve and retain memories more effectively, and enhances cognitive functioning and neural processing.  

All Temple Isaiah member are welcome. To register, click here or contact the ChaiVillageLA office at 310.871.2721 or Admin@ChaiVillageLA.org.




Rosh Hodesh Celebration

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

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.
Cost: Free for IW members

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



Friday Night Shabbat Speaker: Lee Winkleman

Friday, November 22 | 7:30 p.m. | Temple Isaiah

Jazz Shabbat Dinner and Discussion: Join us for a festive service that blends our ancient words of prayer with syncopation and swing followed by speaker Lee Winkleman

The California Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC-CA) is the statewide social justice effort of the Union for Reform Judaism, representing more than 100 congregations and 150,000 Reform Jews across California. Together RAC-CA congregations stand in solidarity with vulnerable populations and work to advance Jewish values in the public sphere.  Join us as we learn from Lee Winkleman, RAC-CA's Organizing Director, about how we can move the needle in California on the issues we care about most:  climate change, gun violence prevention, immigrant justice, criminal justice reform, mental health, housing and homelessness.

RSVP HERE



Friday Night Shabbat Speaker: Jordan Reimer

Friday, December 6 | 7:30 p.m. | Temple Isaiah

Shabbat Services followed by Dinner and Discussion: Chaos and Conflict: The Middle East Today and Its Impact on the US and Israel" with Jordan Reimer

The Middle East today is beset by conflict, as simultaneous and overlapping wars stretching from Libya to Syria to Yemen further destabilize the region. Though Israel is largely not involved in these conflicts, the country is inevitably affected by these developments. From the rise of ISIS to the effort to combat Iran, Jordan will explore a framework for understanding the conflicts in the Middle East today, and discuss the threats -- and surprising opportunities -- that they present to Israel and the United States.




Half Hour of Happiness

Sunday, December 8 | 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.


IW Hanukkah Celebration

Thursday, December 12 | 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. | Temple Isaiah Social Hall

Join us this year for our annual Isaiah Women's Hanukah party on December 12th where we will enjoy latkes, a light dinner, and a fun evening program!  

Please remember to bring a new unwrapped toy for our annual toy drive for Vista del Mar!  For some of the children, this might be the only present they receive this holiday season!

Cost: $12.00 Isaiah Women members | $18.00 non-IW members

RSVP Here


IW Social Action with The Giving Spirit

Friday, December 13 | 3:30 p.m. | Location TBD
RSVP Coming Soon



Understanding World News

Tuesday, December 17 | 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.

RSVP HERE


ISAIAH WOMEN MONTHLY BOOK CLUB

Tuesday, December 17 | 7:00 p.m.

Sifting through centuries of mythmaking, Reza Aslan sheds new light on one of history’s most enigmatic figures by examining Jesus through the lens of the tumultuous era in which he lived. Balancing the Jesus of the Gospels against the historical sources, Aslan describes a man full of conviction and passion, yet rife with contradiction. He explores the reasons the early Christian church preferred to promulgate an image of Jesus as a peaceful spiritual teacher rather than a politically conscious revolutionary. And he grapples with the riddle of how Jesus understood himself, the mystery that is at the heart of all subsequent claims about his divinity.
 
Zealot yields a fresh perspective on one of the greatest stories ever told even as it affirms the radical and transformative nature of Jesus’ life and mission.
 
What: Book Club
Where: Private home (address provided upon RSVP)

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



Friday Night Shabbat Speaker: Peter Curtis

Friday, December 20 | 7:30 p.m. | Temple Isaiah

Join us for dinner and an interactive discussion and recital of Christmas music written by Jewish American songwriters with jazz guitarist and music professor Peter Curtis.

Peter Curtis is a guitarist and composer. He has performed or recorded with notable jazz and blues musicians including Claudia Acuna, James Carter, Freddy Cole, Taj Mahal, Barbra Morrison and James Moody. He has played in some of the top jazz clubs in Southern California as well as in New York’s Carnegie Hall. In addition, he has performed on Black Entertainment Television. In Europe, some of the venues at which he has appeared include A- Trane in Berlin, Sounds in Brussels, The Jazz Garden in Budapest, Jazz Club in Florence, Der Regentenkammer in the Hague, Jumpin’ Jazz Ballroom in Milan, Studio Des Islettes in Paris, Reduta in Prague and The Gig in Zurich.

Please RSVP By Wednesday, December 18
RSVP HERE

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.