Israel

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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Tue, Jun 18, 2024 – 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM

“The ChaiVillageLA Men’s Group invites all members of ChaiVillageLA, Temple Isaiah, and Temple Emanuel to hear a report from USC Hillel.

After months of protests, antisemitism, and upheaval, what is the status of Jewish life on campus and where do we go from here?  David Cohn, Allen & Ruth Ziegler Executive Director of Hillel at USC, will speak to us and answer our questions.”

TAKE ACTION:

  • Release the Hostages:

    Join NCJW in reaching out to your lawmaker in Congress today to urge swift action to support the hostages, providing them medical care and negotiating their release. Use the button below to send an email to your Senators and Representative. The letter will auto-populate for your elected officials after you submit your contact information.

  • Bring Them Home: Letter-Writing Campaign to Bring Israeli Hostages Home:

    Our hearts break for the many souls held hostage. We can extend our support by inviting every Temple member to copy the template letter below this email and send to your elected officials, today and onward.

  • TAKE ACTION NOW: Support Jewish Students on College Campuses:

    Find a list of colleges and an easy way to click and email them, urging action to protect the safety and wellbeing of Jewish students on campus. Share the link with people you know who also have a connection to the school. Thank you for speaking out! Jewish students — and all students — have the right to feel safe on campus. Tell the House of Representatives to Condemn Antisemitism on College Campuses by texting the word CAMPUS to 72572

  • Report an Antisemitic Incident:

    If you have experienced or witnessed an incident of antisemitism, extremism, bias, bigotry or hate, please report it to the ADL using the link below. The ADL will work to assess your situation and respond as quickly as possible. Any personal information provided will be kept strictly confidential. If this is an emergency, please dial 911.

Watch Past Events & Sermons Here:

Past Events:

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Thu, Oct 12, 2023 - 8:15 PM - 10:00 PM
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Sun, Oct 15, 2023 - 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM
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Fri, Nov 10, 2023 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Thu, Nov 16, 2023 - 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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Sun, Nov 19, 2023 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Fri, Jan 19, 2024 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
We will have the opportunity to talk with Palestinian Film Director and peace activist Hanna Elias. Sharaka: Building Peace in Times of War During our 6:15 Shabbat services, we are honored to be welcoming members of Sharaka to speak with our community. Sharaka (which means ‘partnership’ in Arabic) is an organization working to shape a new Middle East, built on dialogue, understanding, cooperation and friendship. A delegation of Sharaka activists will join us to share their critical work which has intensified since the horrific October 7 attack, creating a space for dialogue and understanding between young Israelis and Arabs. The dynamic delegation will bring nuanced perspectives straight from the region, aiming to inform, reduce polarization, and encourage dialogue. Speakers will include Sharaka’s Executive Director Dan Feferman (Israel), political consultant Dr. Ahmed Khuzaie (Bahrain), peace ambassador Fatema Al Harbi (Bahrain), activist Youssef Elazhari (Morocco) who founded a non-profit project working to prevent girls from dropping out of school across Africa, and Christian Lebanese-Israeli activist Maryam Younnes (Israel).
Fri, Jan 19, 2024 - 6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Join us for Shabbat!  We warmly welcome you to return to the Temple Isaiah for prayer, song & community on Friday evening. We look forward to welcoming Shabbat with you! You must RSVP to attend services in person. During our 6:15 Shabbat services, we are honored to be welcoming members of Sharaka to speak with our community. Sharaka (which means ‘partnership’ in Arabic) is an organization working to shape a new Middle East, built on dialogue, understanding, cooperation and friendship. A delegation of Sharaka activists will join us to share their critical work which has intensified since the horrific October 7 attack, creating a space for dialogue and understanding between young Israelis and Arabs. The dynamic delegation will bring nuanced perspectives straight from the region, aiming to inform, reduce polarization, and encourage dialogue. Speakers will include Sharaka’s Executive Director Dan Feferman (Israel), political consultant Dr. Ahmed Khuzaie (Bahrain), peace ambassador Fatema Al Harbi (Bahrain), activist Youssef Elazhari (Morocco) who founded a non-profit project working to prevent girls from dropping out of school across Africa, and Christian Lebanese-Israeli activist Maryam Younnes (Israel).
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Sun, Jan 21, 2024 - 11:00 AM - 12:45 PM
An exclusive conversation with Rick Hirschhaut of the American Jewish Committee, moderated by Lisa Pearl Rosenbaum, author of A Day of Small Beginnings.
Thu, Mar 14, 2024 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Time Magazine’s cover article the week of March 11 is called The New Antisemitism by Noah Feldman. In the article, Feldman writes, “Antisemitism is morphing again, right now, before our very eyes.” Join Rabbi Dara Frimmer in a conversation about Feldman’s article, today’s antisemitism, and what we can do.
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Sun, Apr 07, 2024 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Rabbi Dara and Cantor Schloss are leading a second extraordinary trip from June 23 to 28, with an optional Shabbat extension through June 30. While this trip is not your typical tourist journey to Israel, it is sure to be a powerful experience remembered for a lifetime. This trip is appropriate for Adults and families with teens who want to understand and experience Israel first hand during this challenging time for Israel and all Jews.Join us for an information session on Zoom, Sunday morning, April 7 at 10 AM. We will hear from Isaians who will have just returned from Israel as well as representatives from J², our tour operator.
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Fri, Apr 12, 2024 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Join Isaiah clergy in the social hall before Shabbat services for a conversation about Israel.
Mon, Apr 15, 2024 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Shir Nosatzki is Co-Founder and Director of "Have You Seen the Horizon Lately?" an Israeli initiative seeking to promote Jewish-Arab political partnership. In the past two years, more than 15 thousand young Israelis have taken part in Horizon’s TED-like events, and its creative and provocative social media campaigns have reached millions. Shir was also one of the leaders of the 2011 Israeli Social Protest. She has been awarded the Dror Prize for Social Change, was selected by TheMarker newspaper as one of the most influential people on social media in Israel.
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Wed, Apr 17, 2024 - 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Rachel and Jon Goldberg-Polin’s son Hersh was kidnapped from the Tribe of Nova music festival on October 7th. Since that day, Rachel has become the face of the international effort to bring home her son and all the hostages – meeting with world leaders, giving countless interviews, and speaking at the UN. “I am doing exactly what any mother would do if this were their child,” Rachel told the Wall Street Journal in February. As we move into Pesach, the holiday of freedom and liberation, join us for this important opportunity to hear Rachel and Jon’s story and discuss what we can do to push for the immediate liberation of all hostages being held by Hamas. This webinar is hosted by the Union of Reform Judaism.
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Fri, Apr 19, 2024 - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Join Isaiah clergy in the social hall before Shabbat services for a conversation about Israel.
Sun, Apr 21, 2024 - 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Please join us for a special evening with Charlotte Korchak, the Senior Educator and Director of International Student Programs at StandWithUs. Charlotte works with tens of thousands of students worldwide educating about Antisemitism and Israel and is one of the foremost public speakers in her field. Since October 7th, she has spoken at countless high schools and universities including MIT, Cornell, USC, University of Michigan, Georgetown, Duke, and many more. On Sunday, April 21 (6-8pm) at Temple Isaiah, Charlotte will discuss core concepts and misconceptions regarding Israel, Zionism, Antisemitism, and the Jewish people. She will provide us with tools needed to better understand and to better explain these topics to others. She will also tackle claims made against Israel's right to exist and provide the necessary knowledge and skill to address those arguments. Our intention for the evening is to bring our LA teens (ages 14 and older) and their parents together as a community to build greater fluency with respect to these pressing topics. Charlotte is such a knowledgeable and clear voice whose expertise should be shared with as many people as possible. We believe the evening will be special and empowering and should not be missed.