Israel is an intrinsic part of our Jewish soul & collective spirit. We pray toward Jerusalem, chant Torah in Hebrew, study & engage, wrestle with & celebrate our Jewish home, an extraordinary symbol of hope & promise in the Middle East. From our youngest preschoolers to our most active Chai Villagers, Israel is part of everything we are at Isaiah.
With a sense of optimism and excitement, we are thrilled to share these opportunities for Isaians of all ages to travel to Israel with one another and with your Temple community. Read on for more information and get ready to join us ba’Aretz!
Summer 2023 - Intergenerational Journey to Israel
June 21 - July 2, 2023
Rabbi Dara interviews Rabbi Rachel Timoner and Cantor Evan Kent "live" from Israel. July - 2019
Rabbi Dara Frimmer and Rabbi Rachel Timoner discuss Jewish Identity Politics and the conflicting, and seemingly contradictory, experiences of being both vulnerable and powerful. How does the historical (and contemporary) Jewish experience of trauma and oppression as a minority group make us stronger allies in the fight for justice? How does our power/privilege complicate our efforts to join coalitions? Thanks to Dr. Mijal Bitton, Fellow in Residence and faculty member at Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, and the Rosh Kehilla and co-founder of the Downtown Minyan in New York City, for her lecture on this topic.
Rabbi Dara Frimmer and Temple Isaiah’s Emeritus Cantor, Evan Kent, sit down in Jerusalem for a pre-Shabbat talk about life-after-aliyah, Israeli politics, Jewish identity and (feral) cats. Thanks to everyone who shared their questions online.
SoundCloud Links: Hear Rabbi Josh Weinberg talk Israel election results from April 9, 2019:
Dara is going to Israel inJanuary, 2020: templeisaiah.com/israel
From an Airbnb kitchen in Jerusalem, Rabbi Frimmer shares a Clergy Suite conversation with her friend and colleague, Rabbi Rachel Timoner. Reflecting on the theme of Peoplehood and the recent teachings by Dr. Elana Stein Hain, Scholar in Residence and Director of Faculty at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, Rabbis Frimmer and Timoner discuss inclusion, opting-out, the necessity of rebuke and the power of loyalty and love.
The Clergy Suite podcast is produced by Michael Yanow | Theme music created by Edward Auslender of LA Music Lab
11th and 12th Grade
Dual Narrative Trip
December 18-28, 2016
Family Trip with B’nai Mitzvah Ceremony
Click here to view the itinerary and to register directly.
In order to finalize registration participants will be asked to pay a $300 per person, non-refundable, deposit. Final payment for all participants is due 60 days prior to departure.