Hag Sukkot Sameach,
Happy Sukkot to everyone! We want to express how blessed we feel to be a part of this wonderful community. We want to extend also a special thank you to the many volunteers who helped make our High Holy Days so beautiful, including our dedicated and stalwart choir and our ushers. We also thank our office staff who spent long hours processing tickets, and our childcare specialists who cared lovingly for little ones.
Please find our clergy sermons linked below. Peace and blessings upon our congregation, upon
Rosh Hashanah Evening
Through stories, our Temple Isaiah Clergy invited the congregation into their homes by describing as aspect of their homes that motivates and inspires them.
Rabbi Zoë Klein shared a story about a man who is terribly bored, so he leaves everything behind in search of paradise. Ultimately, he discovers paradise, but in the last place he’d ever have expected.
Rabbi Rick Kellner spoke about the personal crises so many have faced this past year and asked, “What do we do when it is hard to find joy? How do we overcome life’s challenges?” He explains that strength can come from reaching in, reaching up and reaching out.
Rabbi Zoë Klein heard a financial advisor say to his audience, “If your house is to expensive for you, just unload it. Get rid of it. It’s only a house,” and then wondered if it is really possible to say such a thing.
Rabbi Rick Kellner asked what a yellow light means. When he was told “Slow Down,” he asked it again, but much more slowly. He spoke about a new movement that is catching on to counter our fast-food immediate-gratification society, and how like the tortoise in the famous story, sometimes slow and steady wins the race.
Rabbi Dara Frimmer spoke about Public Education as the civil rights issue of our time. She urged that it is not only about our schools, but about how we engage with our neighbors in meaningful conversations about issues that affect us all. She asked, “What would it look like for
To learn more about community organizing at Isaiah and our campaign to strengthen Westside schools, join us for our next meeting on October 15 from 7:00-9:00pm at
Health Care Reform
Rabbi Rick Kellner addressed the Health Care Debate from a Jewish historical perspective. After you read this sermon, click here to find out how to contact your representatives and for valuable website links to further your knowledge regarding this important issue.