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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.  

 

Please see below for VIRTUAL service information.

This weekend, choose any from any and/or all:

Friday Night Shabbat Service - 7:30PM

Saturday Torah Study - 10:00AM

Saturday Jewish University - 1:30PM

AND BRAND NEW....

Wednesday Coffee Conversation with the Rabbi - 1:00PM

If you need to reach Rabbi Steven Rosenberg his number is 956-566-9328. 

 

Join us for Shabbat Under the Stars in our   Outdoor Sanctuary located in our Parking Lot at  Temple Isaiah every other week  , a live service!    The next Shabbat under the stars will be December 4th at 7:30.  These ser

Virtual Shabbat - Temple Shalom

Friday, November 27th  at 7:30 PM, Rabbi Rosenberg's

Thanksgiving and Shabbat  There is a tremendous amount to be thankful for, even during this pandemic.  This year, the words from Jacob truly resonate:  "Surely God is in this place and I did not even know it."


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Virtual Nosh and Drash

 Torah Study

with Rabbi Rosenberg set at 10:00am PDT

on Saturday mornings.  (readings will appear on screen during Torah Study.)  

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Simchat Torah 2020 /

שִׂמְחַת תּוֹרָה 5781

Jacob leaves his hometown of Beersheba and journeys to Charan. On the way, he encounters “the place” and sleeps there, dreaming of a ladderconnecting heaven and earth, with angels climbing and descending on it; G‑d appears and promises that the land upon which he lies will be given to his descendants. In the morning, Jacob raises the stone on which he laid his head as an altar and monument, pledging that it will be made the house of G‑d.

 

Torah Commentary Link:

https://rabbisacks.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/Light-in-Dark-Times-Vayetse-5781-2.pdf

 

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Virtual Jewish University:

Saturday, November 28th,  2020 at 1:30pm PDT with Rabbi Steven Rosenberg

The complete story of Chanukah

We will take a deep dive into an historical account Chanukah as preserved in the Apocrypha and look at the reason why the Talmudic version is very different. 

 

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FROM THE DESK OF RABBI ROSENBERG

 

Dear Friends

We have much to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. Even though we cannot gather with a large group around a festive table this year, the blessings of family and friends become even more important. 

We have learned during this pandemic that those bonds and connections to our loved ones are even stronger than we thought. We have also learned that family is not necessarily just the ones we are related to by blood, rather, they are the people in our lives who we love and care about. 

I am very grateful for our wonderful Temple Isaiah community. We have weathered these past eight months of the COVID-19 crisis with strength, courage, love and compassion. We have been there for each other in countless ways and will continue to do so well into the future. 

We have put community over self, for the safety of all of us, which sometimes is not easy, but very necessary. We have created ways to continue as a vital center of Jewish life, through technology and some very creative ideas. 

Most important, we have stayed true to the Jewish values of Shmirat Ha-Nefesh, helping to protect ourselves and others, as well as Pikuach Nefesh, saving lives by our vigilance. 

While Thanksgiving and Chanukah will be both be certainly difficult than years past, let’s us be heartened by the strength and fortitude of our wonderful Temple community. 

Just as in ages past, when our ancestors were faced with adversity, they found renewed vitality and comfort, being connected to a vital and resilient community who saw their strength in shared values. 

We too, will weather this pandemic storm and will continue to be the amazing congregation that has always stood proudly on the shoulders of the ones who came before us. 

It all begins with gratitude, thankfulness, compassion, understanding and caring. They are qualities that are enduring, indestructible and the key to overcoming any crisis. 

Let us remember the words we recite at the end of each of the five books of Torah:

Chazak Chazak V’nitzchazek; Be Strong, Be Strong, Let Us Be Strengthened, together. 

Indeed, we shall, as we continue to go forward. 

Shabbat Shalom and a happy, meaningful Thanksgiving. 

Rabbi Steven Rosenberg 

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Sun, November 29 2020 13 Kislev 5781