In 2019, the Jonas Family, owners of the property directly to the east of Temple Isaiah put it up for sale. (Thus the name Isaiah East!). After several months of discussions and negotiations, the owners agreed to sell it to Temple Isaiah. The property is about 4,750 sq feet in land area with two existing structures. The front building is approximately 1,000 sq feet. The rear building is two stories and is about 1,500 sq feet. There is an interior courtyard with a small swimming pool.
After convening a vision/use committee and holding a series of community meetings it was concluded that the highest and best use for Isaiah East would primarily be flexible, multipurpose, adult meeting spaces. This use is consistent with Rabbi Dara’s vision for Temple Isaiah as at the intersection of innovation and tradition. We are creating space that currently doesn't exist for congregants to gather in ways that are meaningful, that foster deeper relationships in a time where many feel distant. Whether it's Torah study, social justice, book clubs, cooking lessons, or support groups, Isaiah East will be a place where small groups of Isaians can support, uplift, learn from, and celebrate with each other.