Temple Isaiah

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Adult Education and Engagement

August 2020:

The Jewish month of Elul has always served as a warm-up to the Yamim Nora’im. This August we are proud to offer many programs and virtual learning opportunities ranging from shofar blowing techniques to cooking classes, each with the aim of setting our focus on the turning of a new year.

The Journey to High Holy Days: Schedule of Events Here

Daughters of Torah via Zoom | RSVP Here

Wednesday, July 29 | 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.

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Israel Then and Now with Global Policy Expert

Wednesday, July 29 | 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
CLICK HERE TO JOIN (meeting ID: 462 656 1612) (password: 006581) | Phone: (669) 900-9128

Steve Zipperstein explores topics from the present era, such as the most recent Israeli elections, the Trump Peace Plan, and the more recent legal battles between the Palestinians and the Israelis.

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Jewish Responses to a World Upended: From Sorrow to Hope

Thursday, July 30 | 6:30 p.m.

Joining together even in times of distance, Temple Isaiah, B'nai David-Judea Congregation, IKAR, Temple Beth Am ad Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills are partnering for an incredible evening of learning in observance of Tisha B’Av. Topics of discussion will include: Turning Tragic Memory into Uplifting Hope (Rabbi Adam Kligfeld); Redemption from Within (Rabbi Ronit Tsadok); Tisha B’av’s Future: A Festival (Rav Yosef Kanefsky); and Renew our Days: The Journey from Tisha B’Av to Simchat Torah (Rabbi Zoe Klein Miles)m with a beautiful opening and closing by Rabbanit Alissa Thomas-Newborn, Rabbi Adam Lutz and Cantor Lizzie Weiss.

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Calm & Creative Workshop with Julie Grass

Friday, July 31 | 1:30 p.m. to  2:30 p.m.  *every week*
CLICK HERE TO JOIN (meeting ID: 462 656 1612) (password: 006581) | Phone: (669) 900-9128

Village member Julie Grass is excited to play with all of you! She will lead this workshop on how to use art to stay calm and creative.

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Shabbat with Clergy Via Livestream

Friday, July 31 | 6:15 p.m.
To Watch: Live From FaceBook

Shabbat Oneg 

Friday, July 31 | 7:00 p.m. - following Shabat Services
Click to Join | Meeting ID: 288 339 788 | Password: 181818 | More Info

Join us for our weekly Shabbat Oneg following Shabbat services!


Shabbat Morning Torah Study with Rabbi Zoë

Saturday, August 1 | 9:30 a.m.
Click to Join | Meeting ID: 581 777 313 | Password: 181818 | More Info

Join us for our weekly discussion about Torah.


Let’s Get Uncomfortable – Ethical Wills Part III

Monday, August 3 | 4:00 p.m.

You probably have a last will and testament.  You hopefully also have a living will, an end of life directive. But do you have an ethical will that conveys the values and stories that shape how you want to be remembered by those who matter most to you?
Join Rabbi Laura Geller and Village member Julie Grass for an interactive and engaging three session class:
Part III - August 3: We will share what we have written in smaller groups and reflect on what we have learned in the process.

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Summertime Spirituality: Self-Care, Mindfulness & Musical Insights with Rabbi Jaclyn

Wednesday, August 5 | 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Join Rabbi Jaclyn Cohen for an afternoon learning session on staying spiritually grounded, culturally enriched and socially connected as we remain “Safer at Home.”
We’ll explore different methods for self-care, breathing exercises and mindfulness practices. Additionally, Rabbi Jaclyn will share some of the secular music that’s brought peace, comfort and uplift to her family’s experience during quarantine.

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Zoom Writing Workshop: Apology and Grace

Wednesday, August 5 | 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | Zoom

Join writer Erica Jamieson and Rabbi Zoe to learn about the art of micro storytelling (under 250 words) and to write with prompts of repentance and forgiveness. Participants will have the option to read (or have someone else read) their finished piece during our Selichot service on Saturday, September 12.


Green Investing Webinar

Thursday, August 6 | 7:00 p.m.

Investing in Positive Change: Incorporating Green and Social Impact Goals in Your Investment Portfolio
Is there more to investing than returns, yields, and risk? Today, many investors are seeking investments that can deliver both financial and societal returns. Please join our Jim Berliner, President and Chief Investment Officer of Westmount Asset Management, and Terrence Demorest, Westmount Partner and Director of Research, as they discuss how you can align your investment portfolio with your values to help drive positive environmental and social change in your community and around the world.

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Cultivating Moral Courage with Rabbi Dara Frimmer

Monday, August 10 | 10:00 a.m.

In Hebrew, courage is ometz lev which literally means “heart-strength.” Psalm 27 which is recited throughout the High Holy Day season ends with the words, “Be strong and strengthen your heart.” We will explore the bravery it takes to allow one’s heart to be vulnerable and the inner strength we need to meet whatever challenges come our way.

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Our Abrahamic Traditions on Faith and Hospitality

Monday, August 10 | 6:00 p.m. | YouToube Live

On EidAl Adha, The Festival of Sacrifice, Muslims remember Ibrahim's loyalty to Allah through the sacrifice of Ishmael. On Rosh Hashanah, Jews read the story of the binding of Isaac and blast the ram's horn to remember the ram that took Isaac's place on the altar. Abraham's sacrifice of his son is the archetype for the story of the sacrifice of Jesus in Christianity. Join Imam Muftu Ibrahim from Islamic Center of Northridge, Father Fr. David Loftus of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church and Rabbi Zoe in a conversation about the shared foundational story, as well as an exploration of hospitality in each of our traditions. Moderated by Atilla Kahveci from the Pacifica Institute.

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Preparing for the High Holidays During a Pandemic

Tuesday, August 18 |  1:00 p.m. | Virtual

Please join The Jewish Federation President & CEO Jay Sanderson in conversation with Rabbi Sharon Brous, Rabbi Pini Dunner, Rabbi Dara Frimmer, and Rabbi David Wolpe as they address Preparing for the High Holidays During a Pandemic. This crucial discussion will focus on how our Jewish community is creatively reimagining the upcoming holidays so that these days will be truly transformative and lead us to a strong future together.
If you have a question you would like addressed during the webinar, please submit it in advance to Melissa York.



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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