Adult Education and Engagement

Isaiah Women Presents: Cannabis Talks

Thursday, October 21 | 7:00 p.m.

Join Dr. Sherry Yafai as she answers all of your questions around cannabis. "I want to sleep better...will edibles help me?" "I am a newbie to cannabis...how can I start?" What should I do if my child discovers my products?" "What do I do if I discover my children have some of their own?"

Adult-only event. $5 per household. Free for Isaiah Women (IW) members. All proceeds go to supporting IW.
Payment can be made via Venmo or PayPal. Zoom link to be shared directly after payment along with a direct email to Dr. Yafai to submit questions beforehand.
Venmo @Carolynne-Dyner (www.venmo.com/Carolynne-Dyner) PayPal.Me/CDyner (https://www.paypal.me/CDyner)

Sherry Yafai, MD is a Board Certified Emergency Medicine Physician who transitioned into Cannabis Medicine in 2017. Dr. Sherry currently sits on the Board of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians and Women's Health & Wellness. She offers individual counseling, management of medications in a personalized, private practice. Dr. Sherry believes in empowering patients to participate in their care. Her approach is direct and action-focused. https://sherryyafaimd.com IW is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is women supporting women. The majority of proceeds go to supporting



Friday, October 22 | 6:15 p.m.

Attend Shabbat services in-person on the Vollmer Deck every Friday evening this summer! 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:
 Mishkan Tfilah-Shabbat Prayer Book

Shabbat Schmooze

Friday, October 22 | 7:00 p.m. - following Shabat Services

Our final “Zoom Oneg” of 2020-2021 took place June 25, 2021. Beginning Friday July 2, our ‘oneg” experience will be entirely in-person following services on the Vollmer Deck; it will not be live-streamed. Its new name is “Shabbos Schmooze” and (until further notice) it is entirely food-free - no noshes or bring-your-own-dinner allowed just yet. Stay for a few minutes after Shabbat to reconnect with your community! We look forward to moving back to our full Oneg experience (with those delicious cookies!) in the coming months.


Shabbat Morning Torah Study with Rabbi Zoë

Saturday, October 23 | 9:30 a.m.
Join us for our weekly discussion about Torah.

Isaians Helping Isaians: Finding Wholeness out of the Broken

Sunday, November 7 | 4:00 p.m.

After nearly two years of the pandemic, none of us are the same as we were. Some are shaken, some are stronger, some have hidden scars, all have stories. In this gathering, we will have the opportunity to listen and share, connecting with each other. What participants share will shape how Temple Isaiah organizes to support and meet the community’s needs going forward.


Loose Ends Grief Support Group

Tuesday, November 16 | 7:00 p.m.

A monthly gathering of care and support for those mourning the death of a loved one. When a loved one dies, there are often many loose ends causing pain. In the same way that we gather the loose strings of the tallit together to say Shema Yisrael, together we will learn to weave the unraveled threads into a new tapestry. We will meet on Zoom, with three in person gatherings during the year.


Israel book Club

Thursday, November 18 | 7:00 p.m.

This year, we are starting a temple-wide Israel book group. We will start with best-selling Israeli author Micah Goodman's book The Left, The Right, and the Legacy of the 6-Day War, which has been called "A must-read for anyone who wants to understand the tectonic forces underlying Israeli politics." Next, we will read Colum McCann's New York Times bestseller Apeirogon, the story of a Palestinian father and an Israeli father who both lose a child to the conflict, and though raised to hate one another, come together to use their grief as a weapon for peace. Mark your calendars for discussions about these enlightening books.


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.



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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