Temple Isaiah Young Professionals

TIYP – Temple Isaiah Young Professionals – is a social, spiritual & educational initiative designed for folks in their 20s & 30s to connect with one another, with Temple Isaiah and with congregants of all ages. Temple Isaiah is proud to be a multigenerational synagogue; congregants represent just about every age & life stage imaginable. TIYP celebrates those connections: throughout the year we’ll host events specifically for folks in their 20s & 30s AND we’ll highlight broader multi-age Temple Isaiah events we believe are of interest to this age demographic. All event information will be shared here on this page, so check back often for the most up-to-date details.

Not yet a member of Temple Isaiah, or want to get more involved in TIYP? We look forward to meeting and discussing together what belonging to Temple Isaiah can look like for you. Reach out to Rabbi Jaclyn Cohen or Membership Manager, David Sabel to learn more.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Fri, Mar 08 24 - 06:15 PM - 07:15 PM
Join us for Shabbat!  We warmly welcome you to return to the Temple Isaiah for prayer, song & community on Friday evening. You must RSVP to attend services in person. Join us as we welcome Joey Freeman, Deputy Mayor of Intergovernmental Affairs for LA Mayor Karen Bass, to the Sacred Supper table! Joey will join Rabbi Jaclyn for a conversation about politics, activism, and the Jewish values that guide and challenge our pursuit of a more just society. A native Angeleno, Joey grew up at Stehen Wise Temple and graduated from Milken Community High School. He received a BA and later MBA from the University of California, Berkeley. Prior to his current role with Mayor Bass, Joey worked for Governor Gavin Newsom as Chief Deputy Legislative Affairs Secretary, serving as one of Governor Newsom’s chief advisors on all legislative issues. Active in the Jewish community, Joey currently serves on the Berkeley Hillel Board of Directors.
Thu, Mar 21 24 - 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Accompanied by drinks & noshes, Antonia will present her solo comedy show, one honed over decades of experience in all sorts of weird, wild and wonderful Jewish communities. Antonia identifies as a “queer Jewish comedian / actor / hot person based in LA.” She’s best known for her viral TikToks about Jewish life as well as her solo shows "Post Traumatic Super Delightful" and "God Box." A member of multiple UCB (Upright Citizens Brigade) character house teams, she recently received the prestigious Mandel Fellowship for her Jewish standup comedy. Learn more about Antonia on social media: @antonialastar

Cost is $18 to attend. Space is limited! RSVP today! Our Young Professionals community is growing! For questions on this event and future TIYP events, please contact Rabbi Jaclyn Cohen: [email protected]


PAST EVENTS:

Sun, Apr 09 23 - 06:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Join the newly launched TIYP (Temple Isaiah Young Professionals) as we celebrate Passover in community and recognize our ongoing fight for collective liberation. Together we’ll enjoy heavy apps & drinks, connect with friends old & new, learn, pray, and play together in our uniquely Isaiah style. This event is open to members and non-members; for folks who have not yet joined Temple Isaiah, we look forward to connecting further and welcoming you to our special community.
Sat, Jul 08 23 - 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM
On Saturday, July 8, join TIYP (Temple Isaiah Young Professionals, our affinity group for 20s, 30s and early 40s folks) for a casual afternoon hike through Stoneview Nature Center in Culver City. As we soak in the sun and warmth of our company, let us close the week with the time-old tradition of a Havdalah service, led by Rabbi Zoe Klein Miles and songleader Sophie Feldman.
Sun, Sep 17 23 - 10:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Join TIYP folks at Temple Isaiah’s warm & inclusive Second Day Rosh Hashanah service. “Second Day Rosh,” as it is affectionately known, features gorgeous music from our cantor & choir and thought-provoking words of Torah from our clergy in the intimate setting of the Temple Isaiah Sanctuary. Followed by a delicious brunch where TIYP folks will sit & eat together. Tickets are not required but RSVP is mandatory for security. Services and brunch are both at Temple Isaiah.
Sat, Sep 23 23 - 05:00 PM - 08:00 PM
High Holy Days are a time of reflection, introspection, and forgiveness - but they are also a time for reconnecting with your Isaiah community as we begin a new Jewish year. Join us for an evening of storytelling & song focused on forgiveness and atonement. Complete with craft cocktails & delicious food, we’ll prepare mind, body, and spirit for the holy day of Yom Kippur. This adults-only event is designed for TIYP (Temple Isaiah Young Professionals), Young(ish) Families parents and preschool & K12 parents.
Wed, Oct 04 23 - 06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Join Rabbi Jaclyn Cohen and Farmer Ben Hirschfeld for a special TIYP event: “Sukkot and Spice.” On Wednesday October 4 join friends outside for a Sukkot-inspired workshop on herbology followed by a session where you can make your own infusion oils and enjoy cocktails with fresh rosemary, lavender, mint, and sage. Event will run from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Light snacks and drinks will be provided.
Sun, Dec 10 23 - 02:30 PM - 05:00 PM
Join the TIYP crew for a special daytime Hanukkah hike to the Hollywood Sign! Tour guide, comedy producer and TIYP-er Gil Baron will be our host, sharing the rich history behind the sign and its iconic view. Climb above the City of Angels, honor Hanukkah and shine your light! This tour is three hours round-trip with a beautiful sunset view AND electric Hanukkiah lighting. Wear comfortable closed-toed shoes!  After the hike, join us for a no-host drink and bite around 6pm at Big Bar Los Feliz! Big Bar Location: 1929 Hillhurst Ave., Los Angeles 90027 *In case of rain, meet us at Big Bar in Los Feliz at 6pm
Thu, Dec 14 23 - 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Join TIYP for the hottest Hanukkah event of the year - literally. Spice enthusiast Cantor Randall Schloss will be your host for Temple Isaiah's multigenerational Hanukkah Hot Ones, a game-show-inspired Hanukkah event where you’ll taste hot sauces from the popular YouTube series Hot Ones and answer questions together with your friends. In the spirit of Hanukkah, we will skip the chicken wings and instead use latkes as our SDU - spice delivery vehicle. Note: if you do not want to participate in consuming the hot sauces but want to come to the event to provide moral support, that’s cool! We’ll have a "spectator section” for you to enjoy. Cost: $18 for participants, $10 for spectators
Tue, Jan 23 24 - 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM
Tu Bish'vat is our holiday of rebirth, celebrating our commitment to the natural world just as we turn from winter towards spring. On Tuesday January 23, join us in the Social Hall for an experiential, multigenerational Tu Bish’vat Celebration at Temple Isaiah. In place of our “regular” Teen School classes that evening, we’ll gather to learn, eat, sing & celebrate. Joining us for our celebration is special guest Tobin Mitnick (@jewslovetrees on Instagram and TikTok), author of “Must Love Trees: An Unconventional Guide.” Tobin will bring to life this beautiful tradition and the deep, centuries-old relationship between Jews and the Earth.
Fri, Jan 26 24 - 06:15 PM - 07:15 PM
At the moment in Torah when we celebrate the crossing of the Red Sea and liberation of our people from Egypt, congregations all over the world celebrate with a special, highly musical Shabbat service - Shabbat Shira. At Temple Isaiah, where music is so central to all that we do, we are proud to gather for a beautiful, heartfelt, uplifting and highly musical Shabbat featuring our house band and special guests. We cordially invite TIYP folks to join us - RSVPs are required for attendance.
RSVP HERE
Services will also be streamed to our Vimeo channel, website & Facebook page.
Fri, Feb 09 24 - 06:15 PM - 07:15 PM
Join us for Shabbat!  We warmly welcome you to return to the Temple Isaiah for prayer, song & community on Friday evening. You must RSVP to attend services in person.
RSVP HERE
Sacred Suppers returns with food stylist, photographer, and writer Aliza Sokolow in conversation with Rabbi Jaclyn. Together, these two women will talk about raising families (and ourselves) on nutritious sustenance, the deep connection between Judaism and food, and the power of nourishment: body, mind, soul. A food influencer, Israel activist and published author, Aliza’s food-focused book for children, “THIS IS WHAT I EAT” launched in January 2023. A graduate of UC Berkeley, Aliza got her start working for Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution project. Her work has won an Emmy, two Emmy nods, and a James Beard Media Award. Find her on Instagram: @alizajsokolow Services will also be streamed to our Vimeo channel, website & Facebook page.