LEARN ABOUT THE MANY SMALLER COMMUNITIES WITHIN TEMPLE ISAIAH. WE WOULD LOVE FOR YOU TO JOIN!
Temple Isaiah Small Groups consist of 3 – 18 people gathering around shared interests. Join a fishing group, a canasta group, a men’s group, or many more, or we can help you start your own.
We are offering facilitated support groups to our members so that we may connect, strengthen, and support one another. Mental Health, Grief, Divorce, Chronic Pain, Fertility, Caregiving, Illness, Parenting, LBGTQ+. Please fill out the form below and if there is enough interest, we will create this meaningful group with a trained facilitator so that we can heal and grow together.
Many Isaiah families also share the same school community. Let us know on the form below if you would like to connect with other Isaiah families who go to the same school as your children.
Attention “empty nesters!” Free Birds is a newly formed group of Temple members who are entering a new stage of life (children or friend’s children recently flown the coop; still have one at home but seeing this transition coming soon). We will explore this next life stage together through meaningful, relevant discussions, social gatherings and connecting with each other. If this group fits your circumstances, join the Free Birds and reengage with the temple community for good company, fascinating topics, camaraderie and support.
AM TZEDEK: ISAIANS PURSUING JUSTICE
Made up of a core team of temple Isaiah members/lay leaders, Am Tzedek is the umbrella under which Isaiah does all types of justice work, partnering with OneLA and Reform California.
Isaiah Women (IW), out temple’s sisterhood, offers women various opportunities and programs to promote leadership, learn together, engage in social causes, and build relationships.
ISAIAH MEN’S GROUP (IMG)
Our recently relaunched Isaiah Men’s Group (IMG) creates social, spiritual and educational opportunities for our male congregants to connect with one another and with community.
An innovative, new initiative that offers congregants the option to “age in place” – to live in the homes and communities we love as we grow older.
A collective of folks with at least on child 0 – 8 years old joining for meaningful social and spiritual connections through prayer, learning, Shabbat, holidays, dance, food, and so much more.
We present candidate forums, webinars on California’s ballot propositions, and conversations with distinguished experts on topics related to politics, legislation and policy. Recent programs focused on voter suppression, gerrymandering, hate speech/antisemitism and disinformation in the media.
THE CARING COMMUNITY
The Caring Community is the way each of us can respond “Hineini,” here I am, by responding to the calls of fellow Temple members.
FAMILY PHILANTHROPY CLUB (FPC)
The FPC are Temple Isaiah families engaging in partnerships with non-profit organizations concerned with a variety of issues facing Los Angeles through multigenerational volunteer events ranging from working with People Assisting the Homeless (PATH) to shelter dogs.
The Green team focuses on education and advocating environmental issues, green activism, and creating green initiatives at Temple Isaiah and in the larger community.
The Preschool Parent Association is a parent-run group that provides support to all preschool parents.
Temple Isaiah Business Networking Group was founded in 2005 by members of Temple Isaiah to help and support Jewish business professionals.
POP UP CHOIR
The Pop Up Choir is our youth choir for grades 1 – 7. They perform at special services throughout the year.
HaSharim (Hebrew for “singers”) is Temple Isaiah’s adult volunteer choir under the direction of Cantor Randall Schloss and Mary Ekler, with a repertoire that ranges from classical synagogue masterpieces to contemporary works.