How many of you joined Isaiah because you knew a Reform Jewish community on the Westside of LA would best represent your family’s spiritual needs and nurture a meaningful Reform Jewish Identity for you and your children? And how many of you joined for the preschool?

Rabbi Frimmer explores the moments Isaians first encounter Reform Judaism and the 2 types of reactions leading us to positive or negative associations with a tradition that privileges an openness to different interpretations, celebrates choice-through-knowledge, and professes faith in the ever-changing nature of tradition and the necessary evolution of practice.

Is Reform Judaism the slow, dilution of tradition or the necessary adjustments to keep an ancient practice relevant for each new generation to discover and inherit? Is it someone else’s Judaism…or is it yours?