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This Week at Isaiah

Friday’s Shabbat is a 7:30pm Service in the Sanctuary followed by oneg. For more details about this week, please see our Shavua Tov weekly e-newsletter.

August 22 and 24: Neshamah Yoga

Neshamah Yoga Resumes August 22
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10am in the Adult Lounge
Neshamah Yoga™ is open to every age, every body. This unique class weaves together self-care/massage, tai-chi, brain balancing, and traditional yoga poses, along with breathing techniques for stress reduction and optimal health.  This ongoing, drop-in class draws from the deep wellspring of our tradition, including Mussar, Torah portions, liturgy, poetry, and Jewish holidays.  Bring: Yoga mat.  All other props will be provided for new students. Adults only, drop-ins welcome. $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers. This class is facilitated by Temple Isaiah member Kendra Fried, mind-body movement specialist and integrative wellness counselor. Please feel free to contact her with any questions or concerns at (831) 717-4270, or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and visit

August 25: Tot Shabbat

Join us Friday, August 25 for Tot Shabbat
5pm Light snack in the Beit Knesset Foyer
5:30pm Shabbat Service in the Beit Knesset followed by a delicious catered dinner
Geared toward families with children up to 5 years old, Tot Shabbat is an interactive and friendly Shabbat experience. Enjoy food, activities and prayer with other young families.
Dinner: $30 per family (2 adults) or $10 per person payable at the door. RSVP at

August 28: WOI Kick Off

Women of Isaiah Kick Off
Monday, August 28 at 6pm in the Social Hall

Details and registration at

August 29: Gathering of Solidarity

With the events of Charlottesville etched into our minds and news of rallies coming to Berkeley, San Francisco, and Mountain View, the Jewish Community Federation of the East Bay wants to provide us with an update on how our Jewish community is responding.

We are planning an interfaith gathering which will give us the opportunity to join together with members of our greater East Bay community to stand against anti-Semitism, racism, and hate.

Tuesday, August 29 at 7pm in the Sanctuary

The Jewish Community Federation of the East Bay, with federal and local officials and the leadership of the San Francisco Jewish Federation, strongly suggest resisting the urge to engage in counter protests that may serve to escalate the situation and could place members of our community in harm’s way.

The safety and security of our community members and institutions are of paramount concern to us all, and they will continue to keep us apprised of further updates.


August 31: Fantasy Football

Anshei Isaiah Fantasy Football League Draft
Thursday, August 31 at 7pm in the Beit Knesset
Whether you are a Raider or Niner supporter, or you root for the team from your ancestral homeland in New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Dallas, or Boston, pick your players and root them on to your own team’s victory. Spots are available for Anshei’s Isaiah’s Fantasy Football League. New players and fantasy veterans welcome. Co-own a team with a child, grandchild, or friend if you wish. Standard scoring rules. $72 entry fee includes $18 donation to Youth Fund. Register through your online Temple account. Big prizes for winners. Draft live at the event, log in remotely, or set an autodraft.  Contact Stu Kirsch with questions 508-821-0479 or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

September 1: Shabarbecue

Friday, September 1 at 6:30pm in the Amphitheater
Join us for a music-filled, outdoor Shabbat service in our beautiful amphitheater. Please remember to bring sunscreen and wear layers. Service followed by Shabarbecue dinner. Cost is $35 per family (up to 2 adults, 3 kids) or $10 per person for burgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, green salad, potato chips, and watermelon. R.S.V.P. at

September 2: Mussar Service

Mussar and Meditation Service
Saturday, September 2 at 10:30am in the Beit Knesset
Explore the wisdom of Mussar practice on the first Saturday morning each month when Temple Isaiah offers a Mussar & Meditation Shabbat experience. We open our hearts through chant and silence, and discuss the Jewish teachings around a particular quality. If you are seeking a soulful Shabbat, but with a little less prayer - this is for you. If you are seeking ways to grow wiser in your everyday life - this is for you. If you aren’t so sure about chanting and silence, give it a try anyway. You might be surprised at how the combination of music and silence calms us, connects us, and creates space for new ways of thinking and acting to emerge.