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Temple Isaiah is an inclusive and welcoming congregation.  We encourage participation from all who seek a connection to Jewish life and want to be part of our sacred community.  We are committed to being an open tent, a place that welcomes all people regardless of background, who are seeking a caring and compassionate congregation, dedicated to a contemporary, progressive and joyful expression of Judaism.  

All adults and teenagers (12+) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend  services.
Proof of Vaccination is required and can  be shown at the door.

 

Please see below for IN-PERSON service information.

This weekend, choose from any and/or all:

Friday Night's:

Wine & Cheese Happy Hour - 7:00pm

Shabbat Service - 7:30PM

 

SATURDAY'S:

Nosh & Drash 10:00am

Shabbat Service and Study

Join Rabbi Steven Rosenberg 

 

If you need to reach Rabbi Steven Rosenberg please call/text 956-566-9328

 

Virtual Shabbat - Temple Shalom

Friday, May 27th, 2022 at 7:30 PM

 

Please join Rabbi Rosenberg this Friday night Shabbat! Along with pianist Joel Baker.

At the end of each book of Torah we recite:

Chazak, chazak, v’nitchazeik — “Be strong, be strong, and together we will be strengthened,”Words we truly need to say and hear during these difficult times. 

 No matter how bleak things sometimes seem, we still need to plant the seeds of hope. 

  
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Join Rabbi Rosenberg at 10:00am

Nosh and Drash Torah Study followed by joyous Shabbat worship

 

Bechukotai (“In My Laws”) is the final Torah portion in the Book of Leviticus. It begins describing blessings that follow obedience to God's laws and curses that come with desecration of them. It ends with laws of vows and consecration of people and property. [1]

 

https://reformjudaism.org/learning/torah-study/torah-commentary/seeking-shared-dream-shared-path-shared-fate

 

Click HERE to join TORAH STUDY on ZOOM

 

 

   

FROM THE DESK OF RABBI STEVEN ROSENBERG

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This week another tragic shooting occurred, this time at the Robb Elementary school in Uvalde, TX, where nineteen young children and two adults were massacred. Again, we as a country mourn the unimaginable loss of these precious lives and wonder when will it end? 

This Thursday, at 7:00pm, I will be holding a special edition of the Rabbi’s Table, where we can share and discuss our feelings about the epidemic of shootings, hatred and racism in the United States, as well as the growing amount of antisemitism around the world. Additionally, where does the issue of mental illness fit in and how should it be addressed? Please join us on Zoom this Thursday for this opportunity for discussion and healing. 

I would like to share with you a portion of a poem that my colleague, Rabbi Jonathan Aaron penned regarding the Uvalde shooting:

 

My heart aches

Once again

For more souls

Who will never know

who they could have been

For the laughter

And the sadness

And the joy

And the love

That will never be felt...

 

We mourn for the families

Whose lives have been forever changed

and our prayers reach towards their hearts

broken and tattered

from the weapon of hate and darkness...

 

Be our guide

And show us the way

To love and heal

Be our strength

And gird us

With the power for goodness...

 

Let the world be filled with light

To overcome the evil

That wants to tear us from each other

And leave a swath of dust and ashes

Enlighten us all with hearts so full

That we rise above the noise of hatred

And fill us with compassion for all living beings...

 

May their memories be for a blessing, now and always. 

 

Please join us this Friday night, May 27th at 7:30pm for Shabbat services, followed by a wonderful Oneg. 

Our wine and cheese Shabbat Happy Hour begins on Friday night at 7:00pm. 

My Friday night topic:

At the end of each book of Torah we recite:

Chazak, chazak, v’nitchazeik — “Be strong, be strong, and together we will be strengthened,”Words we truly need to say and hear during these difficult times. 

No matter how bleak things sometimes seem, we still need to plant the seeds of hope. 

Nosh and Drash Torah Study begins at 10:00am every Saturday morning, followed by joyous Shabbat services. Join us for this Saturday morning’s Nosh and Drash, as we look at the Torah’s view of freedom and liberty, as well as how humanity has interpreted those important words. 

It is indeed our community that sustains and nourishes us. Let us continue to be there for each other both in times of joy and sorrow. Now, more than ever, as we have safely opened our Temple to in-person services and events, let’s make every effort to be present and engaged, for that is how we keep our congregation strong and vital.

In this edition of the Shabbat-O-Gram, you will find information on some upcoming great events, programs and special Friday night Shabbat services. This an exciting time at Temple Isaiah as we continue to be a vital center of Jewish life for the Coachella Valley. 

 

Dates to save:

 

Erev Shavuot and cheesecake extravaganza Saturday night June 4th at 8:00pm

First day of Shavuot June 5th 10:30am

Shavuot Afternoon of Learning, sponsored by Temple Isaiah and the Federation, June 5th, 2:00pm. Scheduled presenters: Rabbi Rosenberg, Alan Potash and Rabbi Zionts. 

2nd day of Shavuot/Yizkor, June 6th 10:30am

June 18th B'nai mitzvah service Saturday morning at 10:00am

We are blessed with such a special community here at Temple Isaiah, may we continue to be the vital Center for Jewish Life throughout the Coachella Valley for many years to come. 

Our beloved friend Doug Morton truly appreciates the tremendous amount of get well wishes he and the Temple have received. We wish him Refuah Shelaymah, may God bless Doug with strength and health, both of body and spirit.

I am always available, if you would just would like to visit for a while, either in person or by phone, video chat or text/email. Please feel free to get in touch with me. 

Take care,

Rabbi Steven Rosenberg 

rabbisteven.rosenberg@gmail.com

956.566.9328

 

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Click HERE  to on Wednesdays at 7:30 PM to join Zoom for the Bereavement Group.

Image result for bereavement group picturesThe Temple's Bereavement Group, led by Rabbi Steven Rosenberg, meets each Wednesday and is open to those who have experienced any kind of loss.  this has been a challenging year, especially with the pandemic.  Our group will be a safe, caring and compassionate environment to explore grief and healing.  To participate, email the Rabbi at rabbisteven.rosenberg@gmail.com

Have a question or just need to talk....

Please feel free to reach out to Rabbi Steven Rosenberg, he's here for all of us!

 

That includes YOU!

 

Click here to email Rabbi Rosenberg

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Sisterhood has reorganized

 

Congratulations to the newly elected officers: 

 

  • President, Linda Lewensohn
  • Vice President, Melanie Garver 
  • Secretary, Robyn Elzufon
  • Treasurer, Wendy Solomon

 

Membership Chair: Kerry Turner

Sisterhood has BIG plans** for a busy year and hope you will join the upcoming events for the new year.

Can't wait to see you!

**All adults and teenagers (12+) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend services. Proof of Vaccination is required and must be sent or emailed to Shawna at the Temple office. Face masks are also required at all services.

temple@templeisaiahps.com

Click on the Sisterhood application to download.

Click HERE  to be able to print the form

Sisterhood of Temple Isaiah

for more information please contact:

Linda Lewensohn 818-469-0558

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