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Women of Isaiah Annual Kick Off Dinner


Join in the conversation with Israeli pastry chef and caterer Tal Sendrovitz and holistic nutrition consultant and Women of Isaiah member Stephanie Snyder, as we learn about healthful ways to adapt favorite Jewish recipes. Find out how to bring back the delicious foods of the past that we’ve been avoiding but in fact deserve a place front and center at a healthy Jewish table.

Meet Our Speakers

Tal Sendrovitz
Tal Sendrovitz is the owner of Tal’s Patisserie in Danville. Born and raised in Israel and trained as an engineer, Tal has always been drawn to creativity, entertaining, and style. After searching in vain for a bakery café like those in her homeland, she decided to open her own pastry shop featuring a creative mix of all her favorite baked goods. Well-being and health are important to Tal, and she always tries to make good food choices for herself and her family. Tal’s Patisserie’s offerings are made from real butter, organic flour, and other natural ingredients as well as locally grown produce. Tal’s Patisserie is on Temple Isaiah’s list of preferred caterers.

Stephanie Snyder
Temple Isaiah and Women of Isaiah member Stephanie Snyder is a former tech industry consultant and elementary school teacher who became interested in the benefits of a healthy lifestyle while raising her three children. When the time was right to re-enter the workforce, Stephanie followed her passion and is now dedicated to helping people regain and maintain health and vitality though whole foods nutrition, custom supplementation, and wellness coaching. As a nutritionist in private practice Stephanie offers comprehensive support in one-on-one consultations that offer diet analysis, cooking and shopping education, and individualized dietary and nutrition recommendations.

Honor Our Rabbi
Our program will include a special tribute to Rabbi Judy Shanks who has been a loyal supporter of Women of Isaiah and an inspiration to all of us for so many years.

Need a Sitter?
We’re happy to offer babysitting. Please sign up on the registration page, and we’ll confirm where and when to drop off the kids. Pizza dinner provided. If your kids have special dietary needs, please provide food for them.

Get Connected
If you’re new to Temple Isaiah or Women of Isaiah or simply want to reconnect, don’t hesitate to come to this event. We’ll make sure that you make connections, sit with congenial tablemates, and leave knowing a lot of terrific women.

Be a Sponsor
Sponsorships help underwrite the cost of the kickoff so that everyone can attend. Please consider a sponsorship of $100 in addition to your ticket when completing the RSVP form. We’ll be recognizing our sponsors at the event and in the WOI eNews.

Take a Chance
Great raffle prizes await you. Proceeds from the raffle help Women of Isaiah continue to support Temple Isaiah’s youth and provide programs and events for the temple community. Purchase tickets when you complete the RSVP form or buy them at the kickoff. Prices: 1 ticket for $5, 3 tickets for $10, 10 tickets for $20.

Nourish Lives

As we come together to share a delicious meal and learn about healthy eating, we ask you to join us in supporting Loaves and Fishes of Contra Costa. This wonderful organization nourishes the lives of the homeless and under served by providing nutritious hot meals at its five community dining rooms, distributing over four tons of groceries each week, and providing meals to the clients of other nonprofits such Opportunity Junction and Trinity Center. Loaves and Fishes is more than a soup kitchen. It provides internship and employment opportunities for young adults and those seeking to turn their lives around after serving time in jail or beating addiction. Loaves and Fishes also operates a culinary training program for high school students and young adults who attend the county’s community, alternative, and court schools and provides job placement support for those who complete the program.

Temple Isaiah has a close connection with Loaves and Fishes. Our congregant David Gerson served as the organization’s executive director from 2011 until his retirement at the end of June, and dedicated temple members volunteer to prepare food at the agency’s catering kitchen and participate in a perpetual food drive for its pantry.

For this year’s tzedakah project, Women of Isaiah is making a donation to Loaves and Fishes in appreciation of its vital work nourishing lives in our community. We encourage you to visit their website to donate or put a little something in the special tzedakah boxes at the kickoff. If you choose to donate online, please put “Women of Isaiah” in the comment box or on your check. Thank you!

Shop Our Pop Up Gift Shop
The WOI Gift Shop will be popping up again this year with a great selection of Judaica and gifts.

R.S.V.P. by Sunday, August 20

Questions, or need help with registration?
Please contact the temple office at 925-283-8575.