Resources and Information COVID-19

We are all very concerned about the impact of the Coronavirus, particularly as it may impact our Temple Isaiah community. We are continually inundated with information, some of it helpful and some repetitive, making it challenging to keep up at best with and generally confusing.


Update on COVID-19 from Temple Isaiah | sent March 17

Temple building is officially closed. Learn how to connect with us online. | sent March 16

Update from Temple Isaiah | sent March 14

COVID-19 Update: School Closures, Suspension of Gatherings, Online Options  | sent March 12

Temple Isaiah/Am Tzedek: Isaians Pursuing Justice - NOW IS THE TIME! | Facebook Post

Temple Isaiah is getting news from the following sources and invites you to seek information from them as well:  





New California Department of Health Guidance on Gatherings

California Volunteer Guidelines

The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles Community Call Line will continue Monday-Thursday from 8:30 a.m to 5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. If you or someone you know needs access to social services including financial assistance via our Max Factor Family Foundation Financial Assistance Network, please call our Community Call Line at 323.761-8305.

Jewish Free Loans Available for Those Affected by Coronavirus click here

Please know that Temple Isaiah is committed to ensuring the health and safety of its community at large and the Temple Isaiah community in particular.


With all activities suspended, our building will close as of 4:00 p.m. on Friday, March13:

  • Shabbat services are accessible via FaceBook Live. and our Live Stream page. Mishkan Tfilah-Shabbat Prayer Book.
  • Programs previously scheduled may be provided to you via, FaceBook Live, YouTube, Zoom or our Podcast. We encourage you to like us on FB.
  • B’nai Mitzvot services have been postponed until a later date.
  • Clergy, Senior staff, and your Temple President will remain accessible by phone and email to answer your questions.


We advise all to take the following simple, yet effective steps to minimize the risk of transmitting any illnesses:

  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, washing for at least 20 seconds each time.
  • If you are sick, stay home.
  • If you are sick, first call YOUR doctor; emergency services are already overwhelmed
  • If you haven’t been vaccinated against the flu, get a flu shot; this is still flu season.
  • Don’t greet by shaking hands, kissing hello or goodbye, or embracing. A “fist-bump” or directed bow might be useful alternatives.
  • Use elbows or shoulders to open doors instead of door handles where possible
  • If coughing or sneezing, do so into tissues and dispose of them in a sanitary manner. If you don’t have tissues, cough/sneeze into the crook of your elbow.

On a practical level, we are taking the following steps to keep our facility hygienically safe and clean:

  • Our custodial staff is wiping down door handles hourly and countertops & common touchable surfaces frequently.
  • Prayer books and sanctuary pews are being wiped down regularly.