Rabbi Zoë Klein Miles - Yom Kippur 5780-You’ve seen movies in which characters go back in time and are told, “Don’t disturb a single thing. If you even step on an ant you alter the whole continuum of time. Agitate anything and you initiate a trajectory of change. Every little thing you do disrupts the story and has an immense impact on the future.” Well, we are the emissaries sent from the dream-of future of our ancestors, and every small act we do matters.TRANSCRIPT
Rabbi Dara Frimmer - Kol Nidre Sermon 5780 - Rabbi Frimmer invites the community of Isaiah to build a Jewish home at the intersection of obligation and choice.TRANSCRIPT
Rabbi Zoë Klein Miles - Rosh Hashana Day 2 Sermon 5780: Rabbi Zoe shares the story of her father’s 100-edition print “Abraham”. An art dealer took the edition to Europe to sell, and disappeared. 47 years later, after the art dealer’s death, his children found 87 “Abraham” prints in their attic and decide to correct one of their father’s transgressions.
Rabbi Dara Frimmer - Rosh Hashana Day Sermon 5780: Noting historic tensions for the Jews as they move between strength and vulnerability, Rabbi Frimmer explores topics of antisemitism and immigration. “We are not stuck in a story of hate. We are the authors of the most ancient and inspiring story of liberation. A story that reminds us that transformation is possible. That slaves can become liberators. That weakness is a touchpoint for strength.”TRANSCRIPT
Rabbi Zoë Klein Miles - Ereve Rosh Hashana Sermon 5780: We know about the Evil Eye, but could we exercise its antidote, the Good Eye, to change the way we see others and ourselves?TRANSCRIPT
From culinary queries to the serious work of forgiveness, Isaiah's clergy team answer your questions as we prepare for the start of the High Holy Days.
Rabbis Frimmer and Klein Miles discuss the process of preparing to write High Holiday Sermons. Where do the ideas come from? When do you start to write? What do you think the audience wants to hear? The pressure is on as the days count down to Rosh Hashanah!
Isaiah clergy explore the themes, music and practice of Yizkor. What is this mysterious memorial service embedded in Yom Kippur between mincha and ne'ilah? How does Isaiah approach the opligation to remember?
Temple Isaiah's clergy reflect on the musical traditions and selections of the High Holy Days, and in particular, the choices we make for Temple Isaiah. Which melodies make our members feel comfortable? Which ones create spiritual disruption? Get the insider's look at preparing and selectin the sounds of the season.
For member of Isaiah: Consider joining one of our many High Holy Day choirs (adult and children) or the newly-created Guitar Squad!
So, take a look: What books are on *your* nightstand? Which one might be the perfect fit for the month of Elul as we prepare to enter a season of reflection and renewal? Choose one today and let us know what you're reading!
Book 1: We Killed: Women in Comedy
Book 3: Antisemitism: Here and Now