Adult Education and Engagement

Daughters of Torah via Zoom

Wednesday, April 21 | 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: The Urban Folk Music Revival Course

Thursday, April 22 | 3:00 p.m.

An 8-Week "Edu-tainment" Course Taught by Music Historian Cary Ginell.

In this course, we will explore how the folk music boom of the 1950s and ‘60s occurred and how it was absorbed into American popular culture. Music is a product of its times, and folk music definitely ascribed to that. We will trace the development of folk music in the 20th century that led to its rise in the 1950s and its reflection of American history and social development.
Fee: $52 for all 8 classes, or $8 per class

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ChaiVillageLA: Calm & Creative Workshop with Julie Grass

Friday, April 23 | 1:30 p.m.

Julie Grass leads this workshop on using art to stay calm & creative.

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Shabbat with Clergy Via Livestream

Friday, April 23 | 6:15 p.m.
Join us for virtual Shabbat | Mishkan Tfilah-Shabbat Prayer Book

Shabbat Oneg 

Friday, April 23 | 7:00 p.m. - following Shabat Services
Join us for our weekly Shabbat Oneg following Shabbat services!

Shabbat Morning Torah Study with Rabbi Zoë

Saturday, April 24 | 9:30 a.m.
Join us for our weekly discussion about Torah.

Isaiah Women Presents: Who Owns the Western Wall?

Sunday, April 25 | 9:00 a.m.

Yochi Rappeport will talk about Women of the Wall, a 32-year old feminist organization in Israel. WOW's mission is to achieve equality for women and religious pluralism at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Yochi will also discuss the monopoly over prayer, the results of Israel's March 23 elections (fourth round of elections in a 2-year span) and the impact of the election results on achieving pluralism at the Western Wall. Yochi Rappeport is the Executive Director of Women of the Wall. She is an Orthodox woman and a feminist, showing that a woman may indeed possess both attributes. Married and the mother of toddler girl, Yochi strives to make Jerusalem and Israel more tolerant places for her daughter’s generation and beyond. OPEN TO ALL.


ChaiVillageLA: Behind the Scenes: The Life of the Iconic Barbra Streisand

Monday, April 26 | 11:00 a.m.

Take a virtual tour of a special exhibit located at the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center, New York City. This original exhibit pays tribute to the iconic singer, actress, director and producer--the multi-talented Barbra Streisand. The exhibit traces the arc of Barbra’s story, providing a rarely-seen glimpse of her life behind the scenes. Learn how Barbra, a force of nature, not only parlayed her vocal prowess and unique style into international stardom, but also redefined female celebrity, paving the way for a new generation of women performers — and millions of Jews — to unapologetically be themselves.

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Loose Ends: Grieving a Loved One during COVID19

Tuesday, April 27 | 7:00 p.m.

Losing a loved one during the pandemic creates an added layer of grief, including sorrow over time having to have been apart and the inability to gather in person to mourn and remember. We invite those who have experienced loss during this pandemic to join us in a gathering of care and support. Facilitated by Chaplain Judy Weintraub and Rabbi Zoe Klein Miles.


ChaiVillageLA: Calm & Creative Workshop with Julie Grass

Friday, April 30 | 1:30 p.m.

Julie Grass leads this workshop on using art to stay calm & creative.

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Civics in the Synagogue: A Case for Reparations for the Black Community

Sunday, May 2 | 2:00 p.m.

Join Temple Isaiah for a conversation regarding reparations to the Black American community.  Our panelists will address Jewish text regarding restitution and reparations, pending legislation for reparations, and the historic model of reparations paid to the Jewish community after the Holocaust. The discussion will also include ideas for the various forms that reparations for the Black community could take.

Rabbi Dara Frimmer
Congresswoman Karen Bass
Professor Michael Bazyler, Chapman University Fowler School of Law


Rules of Estrangement: Why Adult Children Cut Ties and How to Heal the Conflict with Joshua Coleman, Ph.D

Sunday, May 30 | 4:00 p.m.

Labeled a silent epidemic by a growing number of therapists and researchers, estrangement is one of the most disorienting and painful experiences of a parent's life. The reasons for estrangement are far more complex and varied. As a result of rising rates of individualism, an increasing cultural emphasis on happiness, growing economic insecurity, and a historically recent perception that parents are obstacles to personal growth, many parents find themselves forever shut out of the lives of their adult children and grandchildren. Dr. Joshua Coleman’s new book Rules of Estrangement: Why Adult Children Cut Ties and How to Heal the Conflict guides parents in navigating these fraught interactions, achieving better understanding of their adult children’s mindset, and implementing the strategies for reconciliation and healing that he has seen work in his forty years of practice.

Joshua Coleman has written for The New York Times, The Atlantic, CNN, NBC, MarketWatch, the San Francisco Chronicle, and more. He has also appeared on Sesame Street, 20/20, The Today Show, Good Morning America and is a regular guest on NPR. Click here to learn more.


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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.

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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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