Isaiah Women Calendar

Union Station Tour

Saturday, January 21 | 10:30 a.m.

Time: 10:30 sharp (two hour walking tour with optional Olvera St. lunch)
Meeting Location: Union Station Lobby
I.W. Tour Price: $15


Grand Generativity (Building a Legacy)

Sunday, January 29 | 11:00 a.m.
I.W. Host and Presenter: Tina Geiger
Sales Community Center

Let’s explore questions about relationships with our own adult children and other younger family members as we age. Such as:
Can we depend on them when we may need their help? How do/can we contribute to their psychological growth?
And, are we sometimes overprotective in our interactions?

Tina Feiger Ed.d is not a licensed therapist BUT with a Doctorate from UCLA in Higher Education, Adult Development, and
having taught classes for decades at Santa Monica College in Lifespan Development for students heading into health professions,
she brings a unique perspective to how we might think about our family relationships.


Happy Hour

Tuesday, January 31 | 6:00 p.m.

This social mixer is a "no host" event
Location: The Stalking Horse 10543 W Pico Blvd LA CA 90064
Enjoy a glass of something alongside delicious appetizers with your I.W. sisters! Pop-in to say "Hi!" and kindly RSVP so we can all sit together. 
Neighborhood street parking is available around the corner off Pico Blvd. 



Wednesday, February 1 | 12:30 p.m.
Location: Tuscan Son 10700 S Santa Monica Blvd Suite 150 (at overland) There are a few parking spots in teh lot behind the building - they validate! 
IW host: Judy Werner

RSVP required! lunch hosts need to reserve tables in advance , and due to circumstances beyond anyone's control, plans can change. Be sure to let our host know if you are attending.
The Lunch Bunch tries a new spot each first Wednesday of the month.
Everybody goes ‘Dutch’ and our host makes the reservation!
(Please volunteer to host a Lunch Bunch: risagechtman@gmail.com


Isaiah Women Board Meeting

Wednesday, February 1 | 7:15 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Sales Community Center / Online
IW Host: Jennie Fahn 
RSVP below for Zoom link

Want to know what makes Isaiah Women tick? Interested in getting more involved? Come to a Board Meeting and check out how Isaiah Women works! All current members are welcome to attend* our meetings. 
(*participation limited to board members)


Two Isaiah Women Walk Into A Scene

Sunday, February 5 | 11:00 a.m.
IW Host: Jennie Fahn
Sales Community Center

Got an acting bug? Let’s play! We’ll start by reading short scenes from plays and movies for two women and discuss character, story, motivation… Maybe this will turn into something! Who knows? No experience or prior rehearsal required.
Session limited to 12 participants. RSVP by January 29


Daytime Book Group

Tuesday, February 7 | 10:30 a.m.

I.W. invites you to attend the next Daytime Book Group meeting. We have a wonderful group of Isaiah Women and have room for more members!
Where:  The Sales Community Center
Book: Cloisters
Author: Katy Hayes

Have a book to recommend? Send one or two title recommendations to lbgantz@sbcglobal.net


Lunchin' & Learnin' with Rabbi Sermons

Friday, February 10 | 12:00 p.m.
Sales Community Center and Zoom
Clergy: Cantor Randall Schloss

Join our Rabbis for stimulating conversation based on one of their past sermons every second Friday of the month - More info to follow. Feel free to bring your own lunch.


The Braid Presents: On the Edge of their Seats: Master the Transformative Power of Personal Storytelling

Saturday, February 11 | 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sales Community Center
IW Host: Jennie Fahn
Fee for IW members: $10 / Non-Members: $15
payment link: click here

space is limited to 10 people. 

Join I.W. for a three hour workshop on personal story telling with one of The Braid's (formerly the Jewish Women's Theatre) Abby Freeman Artists-in-Residence, Lisa Cirincione. Participants will learn from a Braid veteran how to take a personal story, or any story, off the page and into the hearts of their listeners. Cirincione is an actress, director and personal storytelling coach who is deeply committed to helping people perform their personal stories with humor, emotion and authenticity. She has both acted and directed in numerous Braid productions. You can also see her on screen in the FOX TV show, 9-1-1, Spectrum's L.A.'s Finest and on Direct TV's short film Porcupine, in which she both stars and served as producer. 

This special opportunity is underwritten for I.W. by a generous contribution from the Robbinn Steif Philanthropic Fund. If you RSVP, please make every effort to attend, or let us know well in advance if you cant make it. 

What previous IW attendees said about the class:
“An amazing writing class!  I learned  to create a story that would come to life and captivate the listeners.” - Wendy Yano
“I enjoyed every minute.  Besides her many other talents, Lisa is a gifted and empathetic teacher.  After two hours, you’ll know how to write and tell a better story.” - Barbara Ravitz
“Lisa is a warm and generous teacher.  Everyone participated, and each of us received specific feedback to take our writing and presentation to the next level.  It was a joyful experience.”  - Susan Fisher
“Lisa is a gift—and it was incredible how she helped us each find our voice, as our stories came to life—in just a few hours! This workshop is valuable for anyone who engages in public speaking, or needs prep for an upcoming event.” - Faithe Haimer
“I thought that the class was excellent.  In my professional life, I am often called upon to give presentations, and Lisa's class really helped cultivate my public speaking skills. She explained how to give a speech from the heart and not by memorizing the text but by absorbing the story.  The speaking techniques that I learned will definitely assist me in my work and my personal life.” - Diane Gross 

“I thought the class was terrific! It was so much fun to share a story of mine in such a safe, supportive atmosphere. It was an inspirational evening!” - Connie Sommer

Book Club

Tuesday, February 21

I.W. Host: tbd
book: tbd


Rosh Chodesh Drum Circle

Wednesday, February 22 | 5:30 p.m.

Location: Temple Sanctuary
IW Host: Laurie Gantz

Join us to celebrate our womanhood in a joyous drum circle, led by Jewish music educator Jeffrey Prince. A light dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. No percussion experiences necessary! 


Challah Bake with Pacifica Institute

Thursday, March 2 | 6:30 p.m.

Members of Isaiah Women and members of Pacifica Institute, a Muslim cultural organization, join together to learn the art of Challah baking. We had previously joined and members of Pacifica Institute taught us how to make a traditional Muslim dessert. We look forward to making, and breaking, bread together!