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.
Bill McKibben shows us again why "Foreign Policy named him to their inaugural list of the world’s 100 most valuable global thinkers." He poignantly presented the results of time lost, embraced the political tools we have to influence decision makers, but said that was not enough. He is now working to develop enhanced financial strategies for all of us to use to accelerate the transition to renewable energy, and to keep the carbon in the ground where it needs to stay.
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