Temple Isaiah

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Adult Education and Engagement

August 2020:

The Jewish month of Elul has always served as a warm-up to the Yamim Nora’im. This August we are proud to offer many programs and virtual learning opportunities ranging from shofar blowing techniques to cooking classes, each with the aim of setting our focus on the turning of a new year.

The Journey to High Holy Days: Schedule of Events Here

Short Story Discussion Group – Virtual

Friday, August 14 | 10:30 a.m. to  12:00 p.m.
CLICK HERE TO JOIN (meeting ID: 462 656 1612) (password: 006581) | Phone: (669) 900-9128

Don't have time to read a book? The Short Story discussion could be your answer! Please join us for an interesting short story discussion. This session will be facilitated by ChaiVillageLA member Radell Simon. We will be discussing In Sight of the Lake by Alice Munro. Everyone is Welcome! Please read the stories in advance.

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Shabbat with Clergy Via Livestream

Friday, August 14 | 6:15 p.m.
To Watch: Live From FaceBook

Shabbat Oneg 

Friday, August 14 | 7:00 p.m. - following Shabat Services
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Join us for our weekly Shabbat Oneg following Shabbat services!


Shabbat Morning Torah Study with Rabbi Zoë

Saturday, August 15 | 9:30 a.m.
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Join us for our weekly discussion about Torah.


Fiddlers on the Roof: Using Mussar to Maintain Balance in a Shaky World

Sunday, August 16 |  6:00 p.m. | Zoom

Through the challenges of centuries Jews have survived and thrived, relying on ancient wisdom still relevant today. Rabbi Eric Gurvis of the Mussar Institute will introduce us to a spiritual practice that will help us find balance in our homes, workplaces, relationships and within, so we don’t feel as if our lives are as shaky as a fiddler on the roof.


Preparing for the High Holidays During a Pandemic

Tuesday, August 18 |  1:00 p.m. | Virtual

Please join The Jewish Federation President & CEO Jay Sanderson in conversation with Rabbi Sharon Brous, Rabbi Pini Dunner, Rabbi Dara Frimmer, and Rabbi David Wolpe as they address Preparing for the High Holidays During a Pandemic. This crucial discussion will focus on how our Jewish community is creatively reimagining the upcoming holidays so that these days will be truly transformative and lead us to a strong future together.
If you have a question you would like addressed during the webinar, please submit it in advance to Melissa York.


Daughters of Torah via Zoom

Wednesday, August 19 | 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.


Let’s Get Uncomfortable-Estate Planning & Wills

Wednesday, August 19 | 3:00 p.m.
CLICK HERE TO JOIN (meeting ID: 462 656 1612) (password: 006581) | Phone: (669) 900-9128

Featuring Estate Planning attorney Alan Grass. More information coming soon.

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Curiosity as a Spiritual Practice with Rabbi Zoe Klein Miles

Wednesday, August 19 | 7:00 p.m.

Albert Einstein said, “One cannot help but be in awe when one contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.” Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel said, “Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement…To be spiritual is to be amazed.” We will explore the soul-trait of Curiosity and having a Beginner’s Mind.

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Transform Your Home into a Little Sanctuary

Sunday, August 23 |  3:00 p.m. | Zoom

Transform a space in your home into a little sanctuary for High Holy Days with your creativity. Join Artist Julie Grass and Rabbi Zoe for creative ways to create sacred space.


Reclaim Our Vote Phonebank Traning

Monday, August 24 | 2:00 p.m.

We started with postcards and we continue with phonebanking. The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism (RAC) will fill our last postcard orders on August 28. So we encourage you to request more kits before then. ORDER HERE. Now join us as volunteers from Reclaim Our Vote provide an update on the campaign and teach us their phonebank system. We will then call voters in states with a history of voter suppression and provide important election information. Bring your phones, enjoy the camaraderie and have fun.


Let’s Get Uncomfortable-End of Life (Care & Options)

Wednesday, August 26 | 3:00 p.m.
CLICK HERE TO JOIN (meeting ID: 462 656 1612) (password: 006581) | Phone: (669) 900-9128

Rabbi Zoë Klein Miles and Stefanie Elkins will be co-facilitating a two-part series that will encompass the practical, as well as explore the emotional, around advance care directives (Aug. 12) and end of life care and options (Aug. 26). Sessions will be set in a Jewish context and provide useful resources and tools to feel empowered, informed, and ready to advocate for yourself.
Session II: End of Life (Care & Options) - Wednesday, August 26
This session we will review all End of Life care and options (life sustaining measures to medical aid in dying) and have an opportunity to share and contemplate experiences.

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ChaiVillageLA: 2nd Annual Richard Siegel Memorial Program

Sunday, August 30 | 9:45 a.m.

Richard Siegel (z"l) relished the opportunity to learn something new or important, especially when in the company of friends. To commemorate Richard and his love of learning, ChaiVillageLA is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Richard Siegel Memorial Program.
The program will feature a screening of the powerful documentary by Paula Weiman-Kelman, "Dying Doesn't Feel Like What I'm Doing," about Rabbi Rachel Cowan, a remarkable Jewish leader and a dear friend of Richard's.
 Following the film, Rabbi Laura Geller will moderate a discussion and take questions. Richard was a long-time colleague and friend of panelists filmmaker Paula Weiman-Kelman (and her husband Rabbi Levi Weiman-Kelman) and Professor Riv-Ellen Prell. Geoffrey Cowan, brother-in-law of Rachel Cowan, will help introduce the program.

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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.

View all current ChaiVillageLA virtual programming

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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