Israel

UPCOMING EVENTS:

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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.
Fri, May 10, 2024 – 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM
Celebrate Shabbat with friends and loved ones at our Young(ish) Shabbat service & dinner on May 10!  This Shabbat experience is designed for families with at least one child aged 8 or younger, and this particular Shabbat celebrates Yom Ha’Atzmaut, the 76th birthday of Israel! Wear blue & white and get ready to sing some of our favorite Israeli folks songs: Bim Bam, Am Yisrael Chai, Ani V’Atah and much more. We’ll see you at Young(ish) Families Shabbat on May 10!
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Sun, May 12, 2024 – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Temple Isaiah joins the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles and the Temple of the Arts for a Yom HaZikaron Community-Wide Night of Remembrance. More information coming soon…
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Mon, May 13, 2024 – 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

This event will be at Temple Beth Am

Temple Isaiah is partnering with Los Angeles synagogues for Israel Independence Day, with communal prayer, singing, and learning.

Tue, May 14, 2024 – 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Come for the day, or for a single session, as we spend Israel Independence Day learning with Isaiah clergy. This year has been complex and heart-wrenching, and together we will explore different facets of our relationship with Israel.
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Fri, May 24, 2024 – 6:15 PM – 7:15 PM
Join Rabbi Zoe and Rabbi Jaclyn for shabbat services on Friday May 24. On this Memorial Day weekend, we will be hearing from guest Ofri Reiner, and her remarkable story of hope and healing, emphasizing the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Ofri survived the Nova Festival massacre, an event that tragically claimed the life of her beloved brother. Since that harrowing day, she has embarked on a deeply personal journey towards healing, driven by the power of creativity and narrative. In Ofri’s own words: “I firmly believe that my purpose in this world is to transform the pain I carry into a beacon of hope for Jewish communities worldwide, especially my own generation. Through the catharsis of self-expression, I have discovered a profound sense of resilience and optimism that I am eager to share.”

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.

Temple Isaiah Solidarity Trips to Israel

Join your clergy on a Solidarity Mission to Israel. Together we will bear witness to the places where the atrocities of October 7 happened, and bear witness to people – survivors, displaced families, IDF soldiers, first responders, mental health healers and more. We will volunteer with Israeli’s civilian relief center, in agriculture, and donating blood. We will learn with top experts and thinkers about Israel and its different facets in the context of October 7, what has happened since and what the future holds. And we will give comfort and be comforted, by showing up to the people of Israel. See both options below!

JUNE TRIP

with Rabbi Dara Frimmer and Cantor Randall Schloss

Sunday, June 23 – Friday, June 28

with optional Shabbat extension:  Friday, June 28 – Sunday, June 30

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).
RSVP HERE