Temple Isaiah
332 West Alejo Road
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Tel: (760) 325-2281
Fax: (760) 325-3235


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Temple Isaiah Celebrates Unity and Concern

October 22, 2007

Temple Isaiah in Palm Springs has several events planned during the month of November to focus on health concerns and unity.  All of these events are open to everyone in the community, not only those of the Jewish faith.

The Friday evening  Shabbat service on November 2 will be dedicated to Alzheimer’s disease awareness.  The following Thursday morning, November 7, an overview of changes to Medicare will be discussed in a forum led by Sharron Marsh, of Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program. Bring your relatives and friends and be prepared to ask any questions that you may have.

Friday, November 9, the Shabbat evening service will observe Krystallnacht, the night of broken glass, a commemoration of the burning and desecration of synagogues throughout Germany and Austria, the catalyst that set the Holocaust in motion.  The evening will feature “The Sacred Service,” one of the most moving musical compositions of Ernst Bloch, who has been called the “creator of music of great spiritual expression.”  

On Friday evening, November 16, please come and join Rabbi Sally and Cantor Schwartz for a Shabbat service and an evening of Thanksgiving in the Liberman Chapel. Then on Saturday, November 17 following the Saturday morning service, the Temple will serve a Kiddush lunch and offer a free screening of the recent film “Keeping Up with the Steins” starring Daryl Hannah, Jami Gertz, Doris Roberts and many others.  It is a story of a 13-year-old boy who uses his upcoming bar mitzvah to reconcile the strained relationship between his father and grandfather.  Lunch will begin at noon.

Friday, November 30 between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. the Community Blood Bank will bring their mobile unit to Temple Isaiah to accept blood donations.  One pint of blood can save three people’s lives.

Temple Isaiah of Palm Springs is a welcoming and inclusive congregation embracing Judaism that is relevant for today while remaining committed to Jewish traditions, values, and ethics. With the help of Frank Sinatra and other community leaders, Temple Isaiah and its Jewish Community Center, founded in the late 1940s, were expanded in the late 1980s to meet the needs of the increasing Jewish population. It continues today as a vibrant spiritual and cultural home for all Jews in the Palm Springs desert communities.

For more information please contact Trudi at Temple Isaiah at 760/325-2281 or visit

For more information on this News Release, please contact Tim O'Bayley.