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Clergy Suite

Hanukkah Preview - A Concert of Love & Light (and Latkes)

Nov 22, 2019

Temple Isaiah's clergy preview our community's Hanukkah-Shabbat celebration on December 13, 6:15 p.m. featuring our adult and kid choirs. We'll also be welcoming the AJU choir led by Noreen Green. Special this year: a country-western version of "I had a little dreidel" and the Guitar Squad! Save the date and join us for a night of love, light, and latkes.

Not Inconsistent with International Law

Nov 22, 2019

Rabbi Dara Frimmer - Friday Night Shabbat Sermon 5780: Using the text of Chayyei Sarah, Rabbi Frimmer examines the ancient story of Abraham, Ephron the Hittite, and the first real estate transaction of the Torah. In light of Sec. of State Pompeo's announcement that Israeli settlements are not inconsistent with international law (and in a week in which PM Netanyahu was indicted and Benny Gantz announced he could not form a coalition gov't), our Torah and subsequent commentaries offer guidance as we prepare to engage with these issues in the week to come.

#IsaiansInSpain - Where in the world is R. Zoë Klein Miles?

Nov 19, 2019

Rabbi Frimmer talks with Rabbi Klein Miles about her recent trip to Spain with 18 congregants. What secrets were uncovered? What history was revealed? Bonus track: At the very end, we introduce our new Senior Director of K-12 Education and Engagement, Reuben Posner, who secretly joined us for the conversation.

Letter to My Father: Yizkor 5780

Nov 12, 2019

From Temple Isaiah's Yom Kippur Yizkor service at Royce Hall (5780): How do we connect with our loved ones who have died? Rabbi Frimmer suggests a new practice to reach out and reconnect - Write them a letter.

Hindsight is 57/80: Isaiah Rabbis Review the High Holy Days

Oct 28, 2019

Rabbi Frimmer and Klein Miles look back on Temple Isaiah's High Holy Day services: Favorite moments, surprising twists and turns, majestic melodies, and congregant feedback.

Follow this link on our website to read/watch/listen to all of our High Holy Day sermons: templeisaiah.com/High-Holy-Day-Sermons.php

#beingisaian Shabbat: The Building Blocks of Community

Oct 22, 2019

Rabbi Frimmer and Klein Miles discuss Isaiah's new initiative: #beingisaian Shabbat. How can Shabbat dinner build stronger relationships and new connections throughout the Isaiah community? What obstacles keep us from hosting or inviting new people to our table?

What's Your Isaiah Story - With Sam Surloff

Oct 21, 2019

Sam Surloff shares his experiene of Isaiah clergy in the wake of tragedy following the Tree of Life Synagogue massacre on October 27, 2018.

Albert Lewis Lecture | Bill McKibben Speaker

Oct 20, 2019

Bill McKibben shows us again why "Foreign Policy named him to their inaugural list of the world’s 100 most valuable global thinkers." He poignantly presented the results of time lost, embraced the political tools we have to influence decision makers, but said that was not enough. He is now working to develop enhanced financial strategies for all of us to use to accelerate the transition to renewable energy, and to keep the carbon in the ground where it needs to stay.

Small Acts

Oct 09, 2019

Rabbi Zoë Klein Miles - Yom Kippur 5780-You’ve seen movies in which characters go back in time and are told, “Don’t disturb a single thing. If you even step on an ant you alter the whole continuum of time. Agitate anything and you initiate a trajectory of change. Every little thing you do disrupts the story and has an immense impact on the future.” Well, we are the emissaries sent from the dream-of future of our ancestors, and every small act we do matters.



You Are Served & You Will Serve Others

Oct 08, 2019

Rabbi Dara Frimmer - Kol Nidre Sermon 5780 - Rabbi Frimmer invites the community of Isaiah to build a Jewish home at the intersection of obligation and choice.