Adult Education and Engagement

ChaiVillageLA: Discussion & Dessert

Wednesday, September 22 | 7:00 p.m.

Many of us have read newspaper articles and online information about the current challenges of Police Departments. Is the BHPD different? What can be done to make homes safer?  How many police officers patrol the business streets? What is the policy regarding use of force? What is the policy for homeless people who try to camp or use the gardens on Santa Monica Blvd?  Asst Capt. Max Subin will answer these questions and more. You will want to be on Zoom with other  Villagers on Wednesday evening, September 22. Don't miss this opportunity to listen to Capt. Subin and ask your questions. He will have the answers.

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*All temple members are welcome at events sponsored by ChaiVillageLA


Friday, September 24 | 6:15 p.m.

Attend Shabbat services in-person on the Vollmer Deck every Friday evening this summer! We have limited space available for members of Temple Isaiah to join us for prayer, song, and community. Each service will be followed by a food-free “Shabbos Shmooze” (aka Oneg, but no noshes or bring-your-own-dinner allowed just yet). You must RSVP to attend in-person; first come, first served. Services will also be streamed to our Vimeo channel, website & Facebook page.

RSVP HERE - Limited space available
Join us for virtual Shabbat:
 Mishkan Tfilah-Shabbat Prayer Book

Shabbat Schmooze

Friday, September 24 | 7:00 p.m. - following Shabat Services

Our final “Zoom Oneg” of 2020-2021 took place June 25, 2021. Beginning Friday July 2, our ‘oneg” experience will be entirely in-person following services on the Vollmer Deck; it will not be live-streamed. Its new name is “Shabbos Schmooze” and (until further notice) it is entirely food-free - no noshes or bring-your-own-dinner allowed just yet. Stay for a few minutes after Shabbat to reconnect with your community! We look forward to moving back to our full Oneg experience (with those delicious cookies!) in the coming months.


Shabbat Morning Torah Study with Rabbi Zoë

Saturday, September 25 | 9:30 a.m.
Join us for our weekly discussion about Torah.

Simchat Torah: Meet the Torah

Sunday, September 26 | 12:00 p.m.

Families are invited to sign up for an opportunity to gather around the Torah on the Vollmer Deck for blessings, learning, and inspiration. Multiple Torahs will be set up on the Vollmer Deck and you will need to reserve a 15-minute time slot. During that will be your time, you will be able to ask questions, chant, pray, or explore this ancient story with staff and volunteer teachers.
This event will be outdoors. Masks are required.


Simchat Torah Yizkor

Monday, September 27 | 5:00 p.m.

Our custom is to read the names of those who passed away from last Yom Kippur to this Yom Kippur. We will have a Yizkor service with Simchat Torah virtually this year. If you'd like us to email you more details, please contact David Sabel or call 310.277.2772.


Simchat Torah Learning

Monday, September 27 | 6:00 p.m.

Gather for some in-person learning in celebration of Simchat Torah. We will join in small groups around tables and share conversations and stories inspired by the Book of Psalms. Some scholars say that the Psalms are divided into three categories: orientation, disorientation, and reorientation. Many of us find ourselves in a state of "disorientation." Together we will look to the Psalms for relevant wisdom on how to get reoriented.
This event will be outdoors. Masks are required.


Celebrate Simchat Torah Temple Isaiah and the Reform Movement

Monday, September 27 | 7:30 p.m.

Simchat Torah we complete the annual reading of the Torah and begin again with the first words from the book of Genesis. Celebrate the joy of the holiday with song and story, joining our voices together with Reform Jews from Across North America. Brought to you by the Union for Reform Judaism.
Featuring: Noah Aronson, Becky Mann, Cantor Mary Thomas, Nefesh Mountain, Rabbis Ken Chasen and Yoshi Zweiback and friends, Marques Hollie, Eliana Rubin, Rabbi Asher Knight, Michelle Cohn Levy, Cantor Ross Wolman


ChaiVillageLA: Film Discussion Group:  Indie Movies about Systemic Racism

Monday, September 27 | 7:30 p.m.

Each of us is the quiet hero of our life's journey.
Join us on Zoom as we share the stories of our lives!

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*All temple members are welcome at events sponsored by ChaiVillageLA

Loose Ends Grief Support Group

Tuesday, November 16 | 7:00 p.m.

A monthly gathering of care and support for those mourning the death of a loved one. When a loved one dies, there are often many loose ends causing pain. In the same way that we gather the loose strings of the tallit together to say Shema Yisrael, together we will learn to weave the unraveled threads into a new tapestry. We will meet on Zoom, with three in person gatherings during the year.

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Israel book Club

Thursday, November 18 | 7:00 p.m.

This year, we are starting a temple-wide Israel book group. We will start with best-selling Israeli author Micah Goodman's book The Left, The Right, and the Legacy of the 6-Day War, which has been called "A must-read for anyone who wants to understand the tectonic forces underlying Israeli politics." Next, we will read Colum McCann's New York Times bestseller Apeirogon, the story of a Palestinian father and an Israeli father who both lose a child to the conflict, and though raised to hate one another, come together to use their grief as a weapon for peace. Mark your calendars for discussions about these enlightening books.


Daughters of Torah

Wednesdays | 10:15 a.m.

Explore the voices and stories of women within Judaism’s sacred texts. Led by Temple Isaiah member Elaine Diamond, MA, Judaic Studies.



ChaiVillageLA, a program of Temple Isaiah and Temple Emanuel, has a full array of interesting, educational and fun virtual events. All Temple adults are welcome to join in.

View all current ChaiVillageLA virtual programming

Your clergy and staff across the Los Angeles Jewish community are committed to supporting our entire community even when we cannot be close to each other physically. This website contains a compilation of resources, activities, and media in order for you and your children to remain connected to Jewish community and Torah during this challenging time. Created by your Clergy at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, Temple Isaiah, University Synagogue, Temple Akiba of Culver City and Congregation Kol Ami, and Congregation Ner Tamid of Henderson, Nevada.

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