Lifelong Learning

House Calls pages 1-2 in brochure

Learn with one of our clergy in the intimate setting of an
Isaiah member’s home.

To volunteer your home or to sign up for the topic of your
interest, please register here

Additional questions? 

Contact Rabbi Aimee Gerace 

AHAVA pages 3-4 in brochure

Register for Blush, The Art and Wisdom of the Ketubah,
Jewish Love Songs, and The History of the Song of Songs here

To register for Loving the Planet and Our Children, email Gail

To volunteer your ketubah for our February art show, email Rabbi Zoë


Sunday, January 10, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Fun, soul-baring evening with hors d’oeuvres and blush wine.

Loving the Planet and our Children: Doing the Math on Climate Change 

Sunday, October 18, 4:00 p.m., Private Home

Screening of Bill McKibben’s documentary followed by
discussion with Rabbi Zoë Klein.

Ketubah Art Show

Month-long exhibit of Temple Isaiah families’ ketubot.

The Art and Wisdom of the Ketubah

Wednesday, February 17, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Artist Rae Antonoff teaches the unique history of the Jewish
marriage contract, its words and its expression from ancient to modern times.

Jewish Love Songs

Wednesday, February 17, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Join Cantor Tifani Coyot on a tour through Judaism’s rich
repertoire of love songs.

The History of the Song of Songs

Wednesday, February 3, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

A unique presentation on the Song of Songs with Dr. Tamara
Cohn Eskenazi.

LifeQuest pages 4-6 in brochure

$90/individual to be a member of LifeQuest (Temple Isaiah members only). Membership helps to subsidize meals, speakers and programs throughout the year. The nature of this group is to build deep relationships based on life experience and intimate conversation. Try out LifeQuest by attending our Holding On and Letting Go weekend. If you would like to join, you may apply the fee toward LQ membership. Otherwise, you may continue to attend as a most welcome guest, except at LQ only activities. 

Dreams: A Jewish Perspective

Two Thursdays, October 8 and 15, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Rabbi Ed Harris teaches us that working with dreams came
well before Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung.

LQ members only

Time: A Physicist and a Rabbi Talk about Time

Saturday, October 24, 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Science writer and professor K.C. Cole and Rabbi Zoë Klein
share unique perspectives on time.

Free for LQ members, $18 for other temple members

Oh God, It's God: A LifeQuest Retreat

Friday November 13 – Sunday November 15

Temple Isaiah intel has informed us that God has reserved a
room at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach the second week in November. Friday night, drinks are on God.......but where is She?!

LQ Members: $545 for two sharing a room, $400 for one person
in a single room

Other Temple members: $700 for two sharing a room, $520 for
one person in a single room 

Shema: It's All About Hearing

Saturday, December 5, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

A panel of speakers assembled by audiologist Amy Martinez
explores advances in and experiences with hearing loss, breaking the “taboo of

LQ members only

What Matters Most

Tuesday, December 15, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Gary and Geri Rosenberg share a powerful and inspiring
personal story, followed by a discussion about what matters most. Dinner will
be provided.

LQ members only

Opening Doors: Talking to Your Adult Children about Things that Matter Most

Four Wednesdays, January 13, 20, 27 and February 3, 7:00
p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Debbie Molnar teaches how to have open dialogue with adult
children about relationships, independence, work/career, and personal values.

Free for LQ members, $50 for other temple members for the

Memory Olympics

Saturday, February 6, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Rabbi Klein’s

The art and science of memory, memory enhancement, and
friendly competition.

LQ members only

Wise Aging

Thursdays, September 10, 24, November 4, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00

Wednesdays, October 7, November 18 and December 2, 7:00 p.m.
– 9:00 p.m.

Sharing experiences about our life’s paths. Open to members
50 and up. RSVP to Paulette Benson.

Keeping up with the Kaddish-ians page 6 in brochure

A Cross-Cultural Look at Death and Dying

Sunday, April 3, 12:00 p.m.

Professor Niki Rousso-Schindler teaches various rituals and
beliefs surrounding “The End” as a rite of passage.

Creating a Chevre Kaddisha

Wednesday, April 6, 3:00 p.m. (please note time change from

Rabbi Michelle Missaghieh talks about creating a burial
society at her congregation.

Spine Tingles  page 8 of brochure

Please see brochure for dates.

Dynamic book group led by our librarian Ellen Cole. Email Ellen Cole to
register and for names of books.

Shabbat Shorts page 8 of brochure

Please see brochure for dates.

Join Erica Jamieson to discuss great contemporary and
classic Jewish short stories.

Pop-up Mussar page 8 of brochure

Saturdays September 19, October 24, November 7 10:45 a.m. –
12:00 p.m.

Join Madeline Wolf to explore Mussar, Jewish ethics and
values. RSVP to Madeline Wolf.