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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.  

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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.

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

 

 Join us this evening on Zoom for services at 7:30!  Tomorrow morning Torah Studay and Jewish University Tomorrow Evening.  

Virtual Shabbat - Temple Shalom

Friday, April 9th, 7:30 PM 

Where does Judaism and Spirituality meet? 

 


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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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Leviticus 9:1-11:47

 

The Laws of Kashrut

Then Moses told Aaron’s remaining sons to make an offering to God. Afterwards, God spoke to Moses and to Aaron, telling them to state the following to the Israelite people:

These are the creatures that you may eat from among all the land animals: any animal that has true hooves, with clefts through the hoofs, and that chews the cud, you may eat. The following animals who either chew the cud or have true hooves, you shall not eat: the camel, the rabbit, the hare, and the pig. You shall not eat of their flesh nor touch their carcasses. They are unclean to you.

From the waters, seas and rivers, you may eat all creatures except what does not have fins and scales. They are an abomination to you. You shall not eat of their flesh.......

 

You shall not make yourselves unclean by eating these things. For I the Lord am your God: you shall sanctify yourselves and be holy, for I am holy. For I, the Lord God, who brought you up from the land of Egypt to be your God, you shall be holy for I am holy.

 

Parashat Shmini Discussion Questions

  1. Why does what we eat make a difference to God?
  2. Do you ever think about what you are eating as unclean or clean? Why or why not?

 

  1. What does God mean by proclaiming, “You shall be holy for I am holy?” How is God holy? How are you holy?

  

 

Torah Commentary Link:

 

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https://rabbisacks.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Reticence-vs.-Impetuosity-Shemini-5781-2.pdf

 

https://rabbisacks.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/CandC-Family-Shemini-FINAL.pdf

 

 

   

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Virtual Jewish University:

Saturday  at 1:30pm PDT with Rabbi Steven Rosenberg

This week's portion deals with the laws of kashrut.  We will take a close look at the text and the major concepts.  

 

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FROM THE DESK OF RABBI ROSENBERG

 

From the Desk of Rabbi Steven Rosenberg:

 

Dear Friends:

 

Please join me for a special Yom HaShoah online service, Thursday night, April 8th at 7:30pm. We will together stand in solidarity with our fellow Jews around the world to remember the six million who perished in the Holocaust. We will also have a panel discussion with several children of parents who were survivors of the Shoah, including Temple Isaiah member Michael Frydrych.

 

Click HERE to join Zoom for the Yom HaShoah Service

 

Also, please note the following dates for these very popular events:

 

Our Palm Springs Jewish Film Festival will feature an online format for the week of April 18th along with opportunities to discuss selected films with several of the producers and directors. This is not to be missed!!

 

April 9-18 Modernism Week

April 11 Fashion show  

April 17 A Curated Collection

 

Despite the challenges of a pandemic, we are truly thriving as a community and continue to be the vibrant Center of Jewish Life for the Coachella Valley and beyond.

 

Shabbat Shalom,

Rabbi Steven Rosenberg 

rabbsteven.rosenberg@gmail.com

Phone/text:  956.566.9328

 

 

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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!

 

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APRIL 11TH!

 

At “A Night Out On The Town,” guests will stroll down memory lane as they view iconic fashions from the past in this exciting fashion retrospective that spans decades. The event will take place at Temple Isaiah, a midcentury building in downtown Palm Springs. Guests are encouraged to attend wearing their finest vintage apparel. After they enjoy a glass of wine, bubbly or beverage and an assortment of sweets in an outdoor pavilion, they will be escorted to the spacious and stunning 1000-seat Bochner Auditorium where they can view this amazing fashion production while observing social distance protocols in accordance with state and local health guidelines. The alternative will be a completely outside event if mandated by state guidelines.

 

Following the show, guests will be able to participate in a lively Q &A with celebrity stylist Neil Cohen, who will answer fashion questions and make predictions about the future of fashion. Guests will be able to shop before the show for great vintage, and after the show to purchase pieces from the show at the Mitchells Palm Springs Pop Up Shop. A portion of proceeds from this event will be donated to Temple Isaiah.



https://modtix.com/f/mw21/fashion-retrospective

 

Guided   Tours start on April 9th - April 16th

 

The guided tour of Temple Isaiah, a stunning architectural masterpiece, contrasts the E. Stewart Williams modernist-designed 1950s Al Liberman Chapel with the 1980s west-facing addition. The addition, originally conceived in 1971 by Donald Wexler and later in 1982 designed by David Christian to meet the growing needs of the congregation, has a magnificent panoramic window view of the San Jacinto Mountains. The Bochner Sanctuary features a colorful centerpiece ark by Israeli born sculptor and kinetic artist Yaacov Agam. The tour will include the history of sanctuary design and a Rabbi Rosenberg will speak briefly on how the pandemic reinvigorated religion and discussion to follow.  

 

$35

 

https://modtix.com/f/mw21/past-present

 

Things to Know

This event is for all ages.

Face coverings required for guests over 2 years old prior to entering Temple Isaiah. Hand sanitizers are located on the wall as you enter. There will be directional signs or ground markings.

This event may be held outside depending on the health regulations at the time of the event.

Free parking is available in Temple Isaiah's parking lot and surrounding streets.

Handicap parking is available.

This event is wheelchair accessible.

The organizer of this event is Temple Isaiah.

Event Check-in Location

Temple Isaiah, 332 West Alejo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262

 

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