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Shabbat Schedule

This Friday, there is a 6pm Happy Half Hour Oneg and 6:30pm Shabbat Service with our Mizmor Band. For more details about this week, please view our weekly email newsletter.

February 22: Israel 360

Israel 360-A Closer Look through Media with Ilan Vitemberg

The Voice: Israel - Wednesday, February 22
On the Map - Wednesday, March 29
Shirei Moledet: The Home Land - Wednesday, April 19
all at 7pm in the Adult Lounge

Come to Temple Isaiah for one, two, or all three of these incredible workshops that will help us better understand Israel and Israeli society in the 21st century. Looking through different forms of media (popular tv, news, and music), we will explore what and who Israel is today, and what it means for us as Jews in California. Don’t miss these fantastic programs with talented Jewish educator, Ilan Vitemberg! These courses are free of charge. Registration required with .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (925) 284-9191. Brought to you by the Israel and World Jewry Committee & the Education Department, with generous funding by the Jewish Federation of the East Bay.

February 24: Tot Shabbat

Join us Friday, February 24 for Tot Shabbat
5pm Light snack in the Foyer
5:30pm Shabbat Service in the Sanctuary 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: $25 per family (2 adults) or $10 per person payable at the door.



February 24: Library Shabbat

Library Shabbat with Author Frances Dinkelspiel
Friday, February 24 at 8pm followed by Oneg
Bay Area author Frances Dinkelspiel will discuss her latest book Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California. Our Shabbat service and presentation will be followed by an oneg where you will have the opportunity to meet the author and purchase her book, check out library books, and chat with librarian Melissa Gianotti and Library Committee members.

March 1: Worship Think Tank

Share Your Thoughts and Ideas About Worship
Wednesday, March 1, Tuesdays March 7 or 28 at 7pm in the library
Temple Isaiah Worship Think Tanks are part of the implementation of the Seeking the Sacred initiative that came out of the Isaiah 2020 strategic planning. What do you want to see more of at our services? What have you experienced in other places that you think would work well here? Many topics involving Judaism, prayer and services will be discussed. The meetings include Cantor Korn and are moderated by board member Debbie Frank. Your time commitment is limited to under two hours. The number of seats available is limited to encourage an exchange of ideas, so sign up early! Sign up to join the congregational dialogue by sharing your thoughts and ideas at one of the following scheduled conversations at

March 3: Shabbatarama

Friday, March 3
5:45pm Catered dinner in the Social Hall
6:30pm Intergenerational Service in the Sanctuary followed by Kulanu Chopped Dessert Challenge

Please join us for an unforgettable Shabbat celebration in which we will join together for an interactive, intergenerational service followed by a Chopped Dessert Challenge during the oneg.  Our
Kulanu chefs will have the opportunity to compete with friends and family to make the best desserts from mystery ingredients.  Judges will taste the delectable desserts and crown one of the teams the Kulanu Chopped Champions.  So, bring your aprons, appetite and thinking caps for this tasty Shabbat Experience.  And yes, there will also be GAGA!

Shabbatarama is designed with our elementary school kids in mind, but it’s also accepting of younger kids who have extra wiggles and meaningful for adults who are looking for a community Shabbat
experience.  Kulanu is our family-oriented group that provides informal, community building Jewish programming throughout the year including the family retreat which is coming up April 21-23.

Dinner cost is $35 in advance, $40 at the door. RSVP at

March 4: Mussar and Meditation

Mussar and Meditation Service
Saturday, March 4 at 10:30am in the Beit Knesset
At Mussar and Meditation we are reminded of this story, and asks ourselves - who are we and who will we become? We reconnect to the art of creative, soulful Jewish living through singing, silence, community and discussions of Mussar wisdom.  Mussar, a Jewish path toward menschlichkeit, deepens our commitment to ethical behavior and a more compassionate embrace of the unique qualities we find in ourselves and others.

March 8: W.I.S.E. Ones

W.I.S.E. Ones Seniors Group
Wednesday, March 8 at 11:30am in the Adult Lounge

One of our members, Connie Harris is the author of a book called “The Way Jews Lived.” She will be presenting a talk on “Little Known stories about well known Jewish Political Figures,” beginning with the Bible and ending up in modern times. Most people have heard about these figures but may not know why they are famous.

W.I.S.E Ones, our popular new social group for seniors, offers “Wise and Inspiring Social Engagement “- interesting and engaging programs that our experienced, dynamic members can enjoy together. By sharing experiences and telling our stories we have a chance to appreciate each other more fully. We meet on the second Wednesday each month at 11:30am in the Adult Lounge. Please mark your calendar and bring your own lunch. Questions? Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)