Rabbi Frimmer and Klein Miles recall Christmas memories from their childhood as they consider the question of etiquette and identity in the season of vendors wishing you (and your children) “Merry Christmas!”
The Isaiah Clergy Team discusses the arrival of Professor Peter Curtis on December 20 for a conversation about the hidden Jewish writers of classic Christmas music. Come and learn, sing along, and discover the history of White Christmas, Silver Bells, and Chestnuts Roasting. PS - Save the date! December 27 - Chinese Food & A Movie following Shabbat services. #MaryPoppins
Rabbis Frimmer, Klein Miles, Cohen and Cantor Coyot reflect on the first-ever Shabbchella celebration at Isaiah on November 8. If Isaiah is YOUR home at the intersection of tradition and innovation, this Shabbat experience is the newest room in the house. This initiative exemplifies the challenge of blending ancient tradition (Shabbat) with modern practice (festival, beer garden, face painting, sound bath). Join us again on Feb 21 and May 8 and let us know what you think!
Temple Isaiah's clergy preview our community's Hanukkah-Shabbat celebration on December 13, 6:15 p.m. featuring our adult and kid choirs. We'll also be welcoming the AJU choir led by Noreen Green. Special this year: a country-western version of "I had a little dreidel" and the Guitar Squad! Save the date and join us for a night of love, light, and latkes.
Rabbi Dara Frimmer - Friday Night Shabbat Sermon 5780: Using the text of Chayyei Sarah, Rabbi Frimmer examines the ancient story of Abraham, Ephron the Hittite, and the first real estate transaction of the Torah. In light of Sec. of State Pompeo's announcement that Israeli settlements are not inconsistent with international law (and in a week in which PM Netanyahu was indicted and Benny Gantz announced he could not form a coalition gov't), our Torah and subsequent commentaries offer guidance as we prepare to engage with these issues in the week to come.
Rabbi Frimmer talks with Rabbi Klein Miles about her recent trip to Spain with 18 congregants. What secrets were uncovered? What history was revealed? Bonus track: At the very end, we introduce our new Senior Director of K-12 Education and Engagement, Reuben Posner, who secretly joined us for the conversation.
From Temple Isaiah's Yom Kippur Yizkor service at Royce Hall (5780): How do we connect with our loved ones who have died? Rabbi Frimmer suggests a new practice to reach out and reconnect - Write them a letter.
Rabbi Frimmer and Klein Miles look back on Temple Isaiah's High Holy Day services: Favorite moments, surprising twists and turns, majestic melodies, and congregant feedback.
Follow this link on our website to read/watch/listen to all of our High Holy Day sermons: templeisaiah.com/High-Holy-Day-Sermons.php
Rabbi Frimmer and Klein Miles discuss Isaiah's new initiative: #beingisaian Shabbat. How can Shabbat dinner build stronger relationships and new connections throughout the Isaiah community? What obstacles keep us from hosting or inviting new people to our table?
Sam Surloff shares his experiene of Isaiah clergy in the wake of tragedy following the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre on October 27, 2018.