Temple Isaiah

  • 10345 W. Pico Blvd. Los Angeles
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Upcoming Adult Education Events

Scholar in Residence – Rabbi Sandy Eisenberg Sasso

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.

I Am Not Religious; I’m Spiritual

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.

Jewish Stories of Love and Marriage

Saturday, March 30 | 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Temple Library

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.

Author Talk

Saturday, March 30 | 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Private home
Temple Isaiah writers and book-lovers are invited to talk with Rabbi Sasso about the writing process.

Women and Spirituality – A Personal Journey

Sunday, March 31 |10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Private home

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.

RSVP for all sessions here

On The Map – Screening and discussion

with Director Dani Menkin

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.

RSVP here

Conversation with Clergy

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)

The Jewish Philosophy of Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen

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.

Unpacking Whiteness

with Documentarian John Biewen

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.

“Whiteness – An Historical Overview”

Friday Evening | 7:30 - 9:00 pm

“Looking Backward and Moving Forward

Saturday | 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. |
  1:30 - 3:30 p.m. | “Sharing our Stories”

Recurring Events

Shabbat Morning Torah

various teachers
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.

Daughters of Torah

Elaine Diamond
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.

Spine Tingles Book Club with Librarian Ellen Cole

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. Library
Discussions with our award winning librarian!







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