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Demystifying Zionism: How To Help Your Children Love Israel

May 04, 2019

Cantor Tifani Coyot offers six Jewish values to help parents model and teach their children to be in lifelong relationship with Israel.



Reform Judaism: Judaism Lite or Judaism for Life?

May 04, 2019

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?



How Can I Learn to Share If I Don’t Actually Own Anything Yet?

May 04, 2019

Parents often put the cart before the horse…trying to teach children to share without first teaching them responsible ownership. Here are some tricks and tips to teaching children responsibility, responsible ownership and how to share from the heart.



You Do You and Have Your Children Love It Too!

May 04, 2019

Sharing you passions with your children can be a wonderful bonding experience together. Whatever your passion may be, here are a few suggestions on how to create unique and memorable experiences that are meaningful to you and your children will enjoy as well.



The Infinity Of One

May 03, 2019

Rabbi Klein Miles - Friday Night Shabbat Sermon 5779 - Lists of names, lists of dead, lists of wounded overwhelm us. Delving into the infinity of one life, however, is where the heart truly breaks. A message for Yom HaShoah the week following the Chabad Synagogue shooting in Poway.



The Hidden Haroset Elixir: Passover Recipes and Remedies from Tamar Andrews

Apr 16, 2019

Rabbi Frimmer and Temple Isaiah’s Preschool Director, Tamar Andrews, discuss Passover recipes including 4 different types of Haroset, how to prep and plan without feeling enslaved, and small ways to make a big impact on family, friends and guests.



Frogs Jumping, Elijah Rock and Letting Go: Isaiah Clergy Reflect on Passover Melodies

Apr 16, 2019

Cantor Coyot and Rabbis Frimmer, Cohen and Klein Miles pause to remember their favorite melodies from childhood seders and what songs they plan to bring or debut this year. Enjoy this musical conversation with traditional and modern melodies, creative seder ideas, and ways to inspire your guests to sing along. Share with your children. Play it as you shop, prep, chop and roll your way to seder night. Chag Sameach - Happy Passover!

Additional resources for Passover from ShirLaLa:

SHIRLALA PASSOVER RESOURCES: shirlala.com/category/holidays/pesach

SHIRLALA SONG LYRICS + CHORDS: www.shirlala.com/wp-content/uploa…tar%20Chords.pdf

Six13 - A Lion King Passover
VIDEO: youtu.be/qervY5HSzqM
LYRICS: lionking.six13.com/



ISRAELIS CAST THEIR VOTE FOR THE 21ST KNESSET: WHO WON, WHO LOST, AND WHAT COMES NEXT?

Apr 14, 2019

Rabbi Josh Weinberg, Vice President of the URJ for Israel and Reform Zionism & Executive Director of ARZA, the Association of Reform Zionists of America, breaks down the parties, the leaders, the possible coalitions, and the complexity of Israel’s recent election on April 9, 2019. Encouraged by questions from our community, Rabbi Weinberg offers insight into the electoral process while sharing personal stories along the way, painting a picture of life as a Reform Jew in Israel. To learn more about ARZA and continue learning from Rabbi Weinberg, go to arza.org/join and “Stay in the Loop” by signing up for their weekly newsletter.

And if you love this topic, then you’ll love our Temple Isaiah Israel 2.0 Trip this January 15-25. More information online: static.arzaworld.com/Flipbooks/Temp…_January_2020/



Small Acts

Mar 29, 2019

Rabbi Klein Miles - Friday Night Shabbat Sermon 5779 - A person who does great things is not always good. A person who does good things is always great.



Move Over Maxwell House: The "4 Sons" Salad Is Ready To Revolutionize Your Seder

Mar 26, 2019

Whether you are the leader or the participant, Rabbis Nickerson, Klein Miles and Frimmer share ideas on how to spice up your seder. Tune in for some new ways to talk about freedom and redemption and tips on how to engage participants of all ages. Seder resources:"10 Great Discussion Topics for Your Passover Seder.": https://reformjudaism.org/discussion-topics-your-passover-seder