Friday, March 29 – Sunday, March 31, 2019
Rabbi Sasso was the first woman ordained from the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College and the first to serve a Conservative congregation. Rabbi Sasso served as Senior Rabbi of Congregation Beth-El Zedeck, Indianapolis from 1977- 2013. She currently is the director of the Religion, Spirituality and the Arts Initiative at Indiana University Arts and Humanities Institute. Sasso is the author of two books for adults and sixteen award-winning children’s books. Two of her books are awaiting release in 2019.
Friday, March 29 | 8:00 p.m. after Shabbat services (RSVP HERE FOR DINNER AND LECTURE)
What is the difference between religion and spirituality? A discussion about God for those who can’t believe.
Saturday, March 30 | 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Explore an overlooked window into history through the extraordinary love letters of Alfred and Lucie Dreyfus, Martin and Paula Buber, IM Wise and Selma Bondi and the first woman to be ordained as a rabbi, Regina Jonas. Voices from the Civil War to the present will invite us to explore old and new romances as we glimpse at the power of the written word and our need to reclaim it.
Saturday, March 30 | 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Temple Isaiah writers and book-lovers are invited to talk with Rabbi Sasso about the writing process.
Sunday, March 31 |10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Rabbi Regina Jonas was ordained in 1935 in Berlin. She was murdered in Auschwitz. When her story was purposely lost for a generation, she died a second time. Learn the amazing narrative of the first woman rabbi and how a woman’s perspective has altered the Jewish landscape.
Sunday, April 28 | 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
ON THE MAP tells the against-all-odds story of Maccabi Tel Aviv's 1977 European Championship, which took place at a time when the Middle East was still reeling from the 1973 Yom Kippur War, the 1972 Olympic massacre at Munich, and the 1976 hijacking of an Air France flight from Tel Aviv. Through the lens of sports, ON THE MAP presents a much broader story of how one team captured the heart of a nation amid domestic turmoil and the global machinations of the Cold War.
Screening followed by a discussion with director Dani Menkin.
Every other month, enjoy delving into topics with a clergy person from Temple Isaiah or Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills.
Hosted by ChaiVillageLA (click here for a calendar of ChaiVillageLA events)
Sunday, May 5 | 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Join Rabbi Zoe Klein Miles to listen to different excerpts of Leonard Cohen’s music and read his lyrics, poetry, and letters to discover a uniquely Jewish perspective of life, death, and love.
Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15 | Temple Isaiah
In “Seeing White,” a 14-part series podcast from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, host John Biewen drills down on the meaning of whiteness, particularly over the last 600 years or so of American history. Biewen talks with historians about how race was created, and in every episode, he checks in with Professor Chenjerai Kumanyika who challenges Biewen to think critically about his own whiteness.
Friday Evening | 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Saturday | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | Lunch
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. | “Sharing our Stories”
Every saturday - 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
See how each word and phrase has been interpreted over the centuries and can have meaning in yout life.
Wednesdays, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Library
Explore the voice of women in Judaism’s sacred texts, and draw inspiration from their journeys. Once a month, the group is joined by a member of Isaiah clergy.
Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Library
Discussions with our award winning librarian!