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Point of Interest: The Growing Chasm Between Israeli and American Jews

Jan 08, 2019

On January 4, 2019, Jonathan Weisman wrote an op-ed for the New York Times titled, "American Jews and Israeli Jews Are Headed for a Messy Breakup: Is the world ready for another Great Schism?" In their first Clergy Suite Conversation of the New Year, Rabbis Nickerson and Frimmer take a closer look at the article and explore the "schism", as well as the challenges and opportunities that present themselves for Diaspora Jews in the 21st century looking to make a meaningful connection with their homeland.



Giving Up Functional Atheism For New Year's

Jan 04, 2019

Friday Night Shabbat Sermon 5779 - On Shabbat Va'era, Rabbi Frimmer examines Moses' struggle to lead the Israelites out of slavery, noting his early setbacks and deep disappointment. Drawing on the wisdom of Torah, Parker Palmer, Brene Brown, and popular advice for holding onto New Year's resolutions, this sermon connects the effort we all face to change and persevere, and offers the possibility that God and community may help us achieve all our goals, if only we would welcome them in.

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Reconciliation and Forgiveness at the End of Life

Dec 21, 2018

Rabbi Frimmer - Friday Night Shabbat Sermon 5779 - The death of a loved one gives us a unique opportunity to do teshuvah -- a change in direction, a new behavior – an experience of forgiveness that was previously thought to be prohibited, unheard of, or unimaginable. But, death changes the rules.

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Emiliana Guereca, Founder of Women's March LA, Talks Origin, Achievement & Anti-Semitism w/ Rabbis

Dec 16, 2018

Emiliana Guereca Zeidenfeld, also known as Emi, is not only a member of Isaiah, she's also the founder of the Women's March LA Foundation, a non-profit organization, and the driving force behind the official Women’s March in Los Angeles. As headlines surfaced (again) citing anti-Semitic language and affinity from the top leadership of the Women's March, Emi took time to address questions and concerns, while keeping us focused on the work of fighting for Human Rights.



Joseph's Guide for Self-Revelation

Dec 14, 2018

Friday Night Shabbat Sermon 5779 - Rabbi Nickerson shares reflections during Isaiah's Friday night service, offering insight into our tradition and ways to make Judaism resonant and relevant in our lives.



What's Your Spin On Hanukkah?

Dec 09, 2018

Night #8 with Temple Isaiah's Co-Senior Rabbi, Dara Frimmer



What's Your Spin On Hanukkah?

Dec 08, 2018

Night #7 with Director of Membership, Sheri Vinnecour Gerrman



What's Your Spin On Hanukkah?

Dec 07, 2018

Night #6 with Temple Isaiah's Lead Security Guard, Robert Tilley



What's Your Spin On Hanukkah?

Dec 06, 2018

Night #5 with Temple Isaiah's Cantor, Tifani Coyot



What's Your Spin On Hanukkah?

Dec 05, 2018

Night #4 with Temple Isaiah's Director of Youth and Camps, Lisa Rostaing