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Temple Isaiah

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945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States

January 2017

Art for Prayer and Peace: A Bridge to Oneness.

January 8, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States

Artist Aimee Golant discusses her exhibit of metal sculpture based on religious concepts and symbols. Part of Under One Tent Book & Arts Festival.

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February 2017

Right Down Broadway

February 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States
Cantors Sharon Bernstein (left) and Leigh Korn

Add some sparkle to a Saturday night at synagogue with Broadway show tunes. Cantors Sharon Bernstein and Leigh Korn will be leading a concert and sing-along featuring classic numbers plus a few new favorites.

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The Rabbi’s Knight

February 15, 2017 @ 10:30 am
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States

Local author Michael J. Cooper discusses his 2015 historical novel about a rabbi’s adventure with a Templar in Jerusalem during the late Crusades. Books available for purchase. Free.

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April 2017

Bridging Identities: On Being LGBTQ, Jewish and Pro-Israel

April 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States

Arthur Slepian of A Wider Bridge and Keshet board member Dara Papo discuss the relationship between Israel and the LGBTQ community. Free.

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May 2017

Contra Costa Jewish Day School gala

May 7, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States

“Postcards From Israel” event includes cocktails, auctions, kosher dinner and dancing. $108+.

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August 2017

Rachel: Israel’s National Poet

August 20, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States

Efi Lubliner and Rivka Amado present a musical tribute to beloved Hebrew-language poet Rachel Bluwstein (1890-1931).

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October 2017

Art of Living 2017

October 22, 2017 @ 5:30 pm
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States

Annual benefit gala for Jewish Family and Community Services East Bay features ACLU NorCal executive director Abdi Soltani and HIAS CEO Mark Hetfield. Moderated by Sue Fishkoff, editor-in-chief of J.

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Time of Favor

October 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States

Screening of Israeli director Joe Cedar’s 2000 film about an IDF soldier’s conflicted loyalties. Free with RSVP.

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November 2017

Stars of David

November 5, 2017 @ 6:30 pm
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States

Cantor Leigh Korn leads a cast of local cantors in a musical revue based on “Stars of David,” Abigail Pogrebin’s biographical book on prominent Jewish celebrities. $36.

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Interfaith Climate Action Forum

November 12, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States

Solar tech expert Wei-Tai Kwok, scientist Andrew Gunther, and Rev. Canon Sally Bingham lead panel on environmental activism. Free.

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World Jewry: A Practitioner’s Point of View

November 13, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States

Temple Isaiah Rabbi Emeritus Roberto Graetz recounts his meetings with congregations around the world, including in Argentina, Brazil and Puerto Rico. Part of Under One Tent. Free with RSVP.

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January 2018

Shlomi Kofman

January 11, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States

Talk by Israeli S.F.-based Consul General on Israel's place in the world. Free.

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Extremis

January 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States

2017 Oscar-nominated documentary that follows Dr. Jessica Zitter and her team at Oakland’s Highland Hospital as they grapple with urgent end-of-life medical decisions. Zitter will sign her book “Extreme Measures” and lead a post-film discussion. Part of Under One Tent arts festival. Free.

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Tu B’Shevat Seder

January 28, 2018 @ 10:30 am
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States

Collaborative potluck seder open to the public. Free with RSVP.

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April 2018

The U.S.-Israel Relationship from Truman to Trump

April 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States

Talk by Dennis Ross, Ziegler Distinguished Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and former Middle East peace negotiator. Part of Under One Tent book and arts festival. Free.

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May 2018

Religious Pluralism and American Jewish Role in Israel: What Does It Mean?

May 23, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States

Discussion led by Josh Ladon of the Shalom Hartman Institute. Free.

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September 2018

Sing Shalom Free Demo Day

September 7, 2018 @ 9:15 am
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States

New “Music Together” class for kids 5 and under (and their parents) teaches about Jewish culture and heritage through song. Free; register online.

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October 2018

Art of Living

October 14, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
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Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States

Jewish Family & Community Services East Bay annual fundraiser gala features comedian and television personality W. Kamau Bell in conversation with KQED’s Rachael Myrow. $75 and up.

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November 2018

Rabbi Uri Regev

November 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States

Talk by Israeli Reform rabbi and civil rights activist.

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December 2018

Mushu and a Movie

December 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States

Screening of “The Infidel,” a comedy about a Jewish boy adopted by a Muslim family, and Chinese food at annual Christmas Eve event. Under One Tent event.  $15-$25.

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January 2019

This Is Bay Area Jewry

January 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States
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Opening event for photo exhibit on diversity in the Bay Area Jewish community. Includes a tour and a talk by four exhibit participants. Exhibit runs through March 30. Free.

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February 2019

Interdenominational rabbi talk

February 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States
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Five rabbis from the Reform, Orthodox, Renewal and Conservative streams discuss the role God plays in their lives. Free.

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Cantors’ Concert

February 21, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States
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With Temple Isaiah Cantor Leigh Korn and his cantorial friends from around the U.S. An Under One Tent event. Free.

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March 2019

Immigration Day of Learning

March 24, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States
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Stories from immigrants, talks by three politicians including a congressman and explorations of immigrant issues through a Jewish lens. Free; RSVP required.

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May 2019

Temple Isaiah gala

May 4, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States
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Wild West-themed event with dinner, cocktails, silent auction, and dancing. Cocktail attire.

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Jewish proselytism

May 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States
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Local author-historian Ken Blady talks about conversions and Jewish law, and some famous Jews-by-choice, such as Sammy Davis Jr. and Connie Chung. Under One Tent event.

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September 2019

“School Ties”

September 8, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States
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Free

A 1992 family-friendly drama set in the 1950s about a Jewish high school football player who hides his religion. Under One Tent and East Bay Int’l Jewish Film Festival event. RSVP required.

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October 2019

JFCS annual gala

October 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
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Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States
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$75 – $150

Peter Sagal from NPR’s “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me” in conversation with KQED’s Scott Shafer. Wine and food.

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November 2019

Cantor Barbara Ostfeld

November 8, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States
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Free

Judaism’s first ordained woman cantor in conversation about her new memoir, “Catbird: The Ballad of Barbi Prim.” With book signing. Under One Tent event.

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January 2020

“Art of Living”

January 26 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States
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$75 – $150

Fundraiser for East Bay’s Jewish Family and Community Services, featuring NPR’s Peter Sagal, host of “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” in conversation with KQED journalist Scott Shafer.

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February 2020

“Battle for Religious Freedom in Israel”

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States
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Free

Jewish scholar and activist Yael Yechieli-Persico talks about tensions between religion and state. Co-sponsored by Values in Action Committee.

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East Bay Jewish Choral Festival

February 9 @ 4:00 pm
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States
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Free

Singers from different East Bay synagogues perform with Temple Isaiah's Cantor Leigh Korn.

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March 2020

Sarah Hurwitz

March 1 @ 3:30 pm
Temple Isaiah, 945 Risa Road
Lafayette, CA United States
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Free

Author of “Here All Along” in conversation with Rabbi Jill Perlman about her new book on finding deeper connections to Judaism. RSVP requested.

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