TING - Temple Isaiah Business Networking Group

Temple Isaiah Business Networking Group (TING) was founded in 2005 by members of Temple Isaiah to help and support Jewish business professionals. We create an environment in which success flows from high ethical standards, devotion to the best interests of clients, and sharing resources and knowledge, with fellow members. Many people within our Temple and within the surrounding community have businesses that serve people in our community. Temple Isaiah's Networking Group brings together our lawyers, investment professionals, insurance professionals, CPAs, real estate agents, mortgage brokers, owners of home healthcare agencies, personal trainers, travel agents, college prep tutors, IT professionals and so many more to get to know one another with the goal of referring good contacts and potential clients to one another. By helping one another improve our businesses, we are helping to improve the well-being of our community.

Who Makes a Good TING Member?

For TING to be successful, members must have these characteristics:
• Willingness to assist fellow members
• Commitment to attend monthly meetings and build relationships
• Authority to refer and to act on referrals
• Personal integrity and responsiveness toward fellow members

2023 Breakfast Meetings

Third Tuesday of the Month | 8:00 a.m.
Meetings will be Live and on Zoom. Live meetings will be in the social hall and have catered breakfast. 

Live meetings: January 17, February 21, April 18, May 16, July 18, August 15, October 17, November 21
Zoom meetings: March 21, June 20, September 19 and December 19

for more information contact IRappaport@NYL.com

What does a meeting consist of?

The meeting consists of:
• An invocation by the Temple's Rabbi
• Success stories from people in the group that have used other's services
• 15–20 minute presentation by the featured speaker
• A brief introduction of each person attending, also knows as an “elevator speech”. This introduction should not last more than 1 minute, and should convey who you are, and what you do — perhaps with an example that will help people understand how they can help you grow your business.
• Needs, deals or wants within the group
• An assignment of “troikas” (a small group of three who meet to foster deeper relationships between members — bring calendars!)

How to get involved:

We meet on the THIRD TUESDAY of each month at 8:00 a.m. in the Temple Isaiah Social Hall, and guests are welcome. We hope that you will come visit one of our meetings. Also, please use our membership directory when you need professional help or services. Breakfast and networking begin promptly at 8:00 a.m., and the meeting gets underway at 8:20 a.m.

If you plan to be a guest, please email IRappaport@NYL.com or call Ivy Rappaport at New York Life: 323.782.3032

If, after visiting TING you would like to join our group, we will be happy to have you become a member of our organization. Guests will be allowed to come to 2 meetings before being required to join.

New members are offered membership to TING at the discretion of the TING Executive Committee. The basic criteria to become a member are as follows:
• A recommendation from a current TING member
• A recommendation from a Temple Isaiah member
• Must meet in person with one member of the Executive Committee to review suitability of membership

View Our Membership Directory

Who are we looking for as members of TING?

Trusted Advisor: Uniquely occupies a position of trust with clients. They regularly turn to him/her for guidance on business and personal matters, both within and outside of the professional's discipline. Thus, the trusted advisor exercises substantial influence over his/her client's affairs; enjoys long-term client relationships; and regularly introduces clients to other professionals to help them achieve specific goals.
Referral Maker: Makes and receives quality referrals and introductions on a regular basis. In short, he/she is a rainmaker.
Gateway: Regularly and proactively shares valuable information and resources with others.
Professional: Possesses the integrity, accountability, accessibility, appropriate licenses, technical skills and proven professional ability to deliver exceptional levels of service to the business community.
Connector: Builds consensus, infuses energy and enthusiasm into the group, and connects professionals and resources. Professionals who are at the top of their game, as well as future rainmakers with good deal/client/prospect flow who want to share/connect others.
Enthusiasm: Positive and proactive people who add depth and meaning to TING and the broader temple community.

The annual dues to be a member of TING are:

$190 for Temple Isaiah members
$240 for non-members

Dues are collected in December and January for the upcoming year.

Anyone joining within the first 3 months of the year will pay the full annual dues. If a new member joins after the first 3 months of the year, the fee will be prorated as follows:

Temple Isaiah Members

Joining April – June


Joining July – September


Joining October – December


Non-Temple Isaiah members

Joining April – June


Joining July – September


Joining October – December


Member Benefits Include:

• 5-Minute “Featured Speaker” Presentation. Three people each meeting get to “showcase” their business, and explain how they can add value to the group.
• Networking workshops 2-3 times a year with guest speakers.
• Free evening networking socials (these special events are open to the public for a fee, but members attend for free.)
• A listing on this Website, which is linked from the Temple Isaiah website.
• Troikas
• A TING nametag

Membership checks should be written to TING and can be brought to a meeting or mailed to:

George Kahn
11300 Rudman Dr. 
Culver City, CA 90230

Thank you all so much for making TING such a wonderful success for over 5 years!

Kindest regards,
TING Executive Committee