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Adult Education and Engagement



2021 Hanukkah Film Festival (November 28 – December 5)

Wednesday, December 1
Temple Isaiah is partnering with Menemsha Films and Chai Flicks to brings you the 2021 Hanukkah Film Festival! Celebrate the Hanukkah season with eight nights of exclusive, award-winning new films available to view from the comfort of home. Regular ticket price for limited-time access to 11 films, filmmaker discussions and more is $48, but Temple Isaiah and Chai Village members will receive 25% off with our special promo code POTATO. Click here to learn more about the festival and to purchase a ticket.

Latter Day Jew, 81 minutes
Meet H. Alan Scott - a gay, former Mormon / converted Jew / cancer survivor / writer-comedian searching for his spiritual path and preparing for his Bar Mitzvah at age 35. Watch trailer
 
Click here to learn more about the festival and to purchase a ticket for access to all the festival film. 25% off with Temple Isaiah promo code POTATO.
 

2021 Hanukkah Film Festival (November 28 – December 5)

Thursday, December 2
Temple Isaiah is partnering with Menemsha Films and Chai Flicks to brings you the 2021 Hanukkah Film Festival! Celebrate the Hanukkah season with eight nights of exclusive, award-winning new films available to view from the comfort of home. Regular ticket price for limited-time access to 11 films, filmmaker discussions and more is $48, but Temple Isaiah and Chai Village members will receive 25% off with our special promo code POTATO. Click here to learn more about the festival and to purchase a ticket.

Leona, 95 minutes
Leona tells the story of a young Jewish woman from Mexico City who finds herself torn between her family and her forbidden love, navigating the labyrinth of familial pressure, religious precedent, and her own burgeoning independence. Watch trailer
 
Click here to learn more about the festival and to purchase a ticket for access to all the festival film. 25% off with Temple Isaiah promo code POTATO.
 

2021 Hanukkah Film Festival (November 28 – December 5)

Friday, December 3
Temple Isaiah is partnering with Menemsha Films and Chai Flicks to brings you the 2021 Hanukkah Film Festival! Celebrate the Hanukkah season with eight nights of exclusive, award-winning new films available to view from the comfort of home. Regular ticket price for limited-time access to 11 films, filmmaker discussions and more is $48, but Temple Isaiah and Chai Village members will receive 25% off with our special promo code POTATO. Click here to learn more about the festival and to purchase a ticket.

The Crossing, 90 minutes
10-year-old Gerda and her brother Otto's parents are in the Norwegian resistance during WWII. Following their parents arrest, they discover two Jewish children hidden in their basement. Now Gerda and Otto must finish what their parents started: help the children cross the border to neutral Sweden. Watch trailer
 
Click here to learn more about the festival and to purchase a ticket for access to all the festival film. 25% off with Temple Isaiah promo code POTATO.
 

Hanukkah Shabbat WITH CLERGY IN the Sanctuary (AND LIVESTREAMED)

Friday, December 3 | 6:15 p.m.

Attend Shabbat services in-person in the Sanctuary! We have limited space available for members of Temple Isaiah to join us for prayer, song, and community. Each service will be followed by a food-free “Shabbos Shmooze” (aka Oneg, but no noshes or bring-your-own-dinner allowed just yet). You must RSVP to attend in-person; first come, first served. Services will also be streamed to our Vimeo channel, website & Facebook page.

RSVP Here - Limited space available
Join us for virtual Shabbat:
VIEW FROM VIMEO  |  VIEW FROM OUR WEBSITE  |  VIEW FROM FACEBOOK
 Mishkan Tfilah-Shabbat Prayer Book
 

Shabbat Schmooze

Friday, December 3 | 7:00 p.m. - following Shabat Services

We are thrilled to welcome folks back to our Sanctuary for Shabbat worship every Friday at 6:15pm unless otherwise noted. As far as our post-services gathering – what was in a pre-Covid world called Oneg - we are not quite ready to begin communal eating (or food-sharing) afterward. Our “middle ground” is what we like to call Shabbos Shmooze: a chance to spend a few food-free minutes reconnecting with community after praying together. Stay and linger in the Sanctuary for a bit before heading home!
 
We hope to re-launch Oneg and bring back those delicious cookies in the coming months. Stay tuned!

 

Shabbat Morning Torah Study with Rabbi Zoë

Saturday, December 4 | 9:30 a.m.
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Join us for our weekly discussion about Torah.
 

2021 Hanukkah Film Festival (November 28 – December 5)

Saturday, December 4

Temple Isaiah is partnering with Menemsha Films and Chai Flicks to brings you the 2021 Hanukkah Film Festival! Celebrate the Hanukkah season with eight nights of exclusive, award-winning new films available to view from the comfort of home. Regular ticket price for limited-time access to 11 films, filmmaker discussions and more is $48, but Temple Isaiah and Chai Village members will receive 25% off with our special promo code POTATO. Click here to learn more about the festival and to purchase a ticket.

The Starry Sky Above the Roman Ghetto, 100 minutes
Trying to unravel the mystery behind an old portrait, the Christian and Jewish boys embark on a journey through a night of horror that cannot be forgotten: the raid of the Roman Ghetto. Watch trailer
 
Click here to learn more about the festival and to purchase a ticket for access to all the festival film. 25% off with Temple Isaiah promo code POTATO.

 

2021 Hanukkah Film Festival (November 28 – December 5)

Sunday, December 5

Temple Isaiah is partnering with Menemsha Films and Chai Flicks to brings you the 2021 Hanukkah Film Festival! Celebrate the Hanukkah season with eight nights of exclusive, award-winning new films available to view from the comfort of home. Regular ticket price for limited-time access to 11 films, filmmaker discussions and more is $48, but Temple Isaiah and Chai Village members will receive 25% off with our special promo code POTATO. Click here to learn more about the festival and to purchase a ticket.

Here We Are, 92 minutes
Aharon has devoted his life to his son Uri. Uri is autistic, and now as a young adult it might be time for him to live in a specialized home. Aharon decides to run away with his son, knowing that Uri is not ready for separation. Or is it, in fact, Uri who is not ready? Watch trailer
 
Click here to learn more about the festival and to purchase a ticket for access to all the festival film. 25% off with Temple Isaiah promo code POTATO.

 

Hanukkah Film Festival Dinner and Discussion

Sunday, December 5 | 6:00 p.m.

Join us in person on the Vollmer deck for the 8th night of Hanukkah. We will enjoy a delicious Vegan dinner (thanks to SHAMAYIM: Jewish Animal Advocacy which awarded Isaiah with a Vegan Challenge grant) as we light candles and discuss films from the Hanukkah Film Festival.

RSVP HERE
 

Civics in the Synagogue: REPARATION GENERATION

Sunday, December 12 | 2:00 p.m.

Join Rabbi Dara as she talks with long-time Temple Member Jeffrey Glaser, and David Mayer about their new Non-Profit Reparation Generation.  Reparation Generation is a national organization providing direct reparative transfers to Black Americans for wealth-building pursuits. When faced again with the need to address ongoing racism in America Jeffrey and David stepped up and created this new initiative.  Find out why they did it, what they are already achieving, and where they hope to go. This is a must-see event for anyone who has ever wondered how to start a non-profit justice organization, and how one great idea can become a national movement.

RSVP HERE

 

 

Civics in the Synagogue: Charlottesville: The Trial, The Verdict, and What it Was Like to Sue a Nazi

Tuesday, December 14 | 5:30 p.m.

In August 2017, we watched from afar as hundreds of neo-Nazis and white supremacists descended upon the college town of Charlottesville, Virginia to terrorize its residents and commit acts of violence. With the backing of the civil rights group, Integrity First for America, a cadre of attorneys worked for free to bring a case against them to trial. Now four years later, a jury finds the members of these hate groups liable. They must pay millions in compensatory and punitive damages to the nine women and men they injured.

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Please join us as Alan Levine, a lead attorney on the case, recaps the trial, discusses its significance and shares what the experience was like for him.

 

The Braid: Sweet Tea and the Southern Jew

Wednesday, January 19 | 7:30 p.m.

Temple Isaiah is so excited to host three shows this year from The Braid. The Braid (formerly Jewish Women's Theater) is the go-to Jewish story company and the leading national non-profit organization creating, curating, producing, and preserving stories grounded in Jewish culture and experience. The Braid is offering Isaiah members 50% discount on the three shows. We can't wait to share these fabulous stories together. The shows will be in the Temple Sanctuary. Social distancing will be observed and seating will be limited, so purchase tickets early.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
discount code: isaiah2022
 

The Braid: Star-Spangled Sabra

Wednesday, march 23 | 7:30 p.m.

Temple Isaiah is so excited to host three shows this year from The Braid. The Braid (formerly Jewish Women's Theater) is the go-to Jewish story company and the leading national non-profit organization creating, curating, producing, and preserving stories grounded in Jewish culture and experience. The Braid is offering Isaiah members 50% discount on the three shows. We can't wait to share these fabulous stories together. The shows will be in the Temple Sanctuary. Social distancing will be observed and seating will be limited, so purchase tickets early.

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE
discount code: isaiah2022
 

Daughters of Torah

Wednesdays | 10:15 a.m.

Explore the voices and stories of women within Judaism’s sacred texts. Led by Temple Isaiah member Elaine Diamond, MA, Judaic Studies.

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ChaiVillageLA, a program of Temple Isaiah and Temple Emanuel, has a full array of interesting, educational and fun virtual events. All Temple adults are welcome to join in.

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Your clergy and staff across the Los Angeles Jewish community are committed to supporting our entire community even when we cannot be close to each other physically. This website contains a compilation of resources, activities, and media in order for you and your children to remain connected to Jewish community and Torah during this challenging time. Created by your Clergy at Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills, Temple Isaiah, University Synagogue, Temple Akiba of Culver City and Congregation Kol Ami, and Congregation Ner Tamid of Henderson, Nevada.

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