Joseph in the Era of #MeToo

Rabbi Daniel Plotkin wrote a recent column for T’ruah: the Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, that looks at the stories of Joseph and Tamar. Great read on Parshat Vayeshev. Commentary on Parshat Vayeshev (Genesis 37:1 – 40:23) In Andrew Lloyd Weber’s telling of the Joseph tale from Genesis, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, one of […]...read more

Kulanu Students Help the Care Committee

Over four weeks, 6th Grade students at Kulanu learned about the Jewish value of Bikkur Cholim (Visiting the Sick) and the work of the Temple Isaiah Care Committee through hands-on work to support individuals and families within our community. First, students had the opportunity to hear from Ellen Strichartz and Barbara Davis about how they […]...read more

It Begins With Words

On Friday night November 2, 2018, synagogues across America and around the world welcomed neighbors and friends to participate in #ShowUpForShabbat — a response to the horrific attack at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. The attack happened the previous Shabbat, when eleven lives were cut short by the violence directed at them simply […]...read more

We Remember Them

At Temple Isaiah, our Yizkor (Memorial) services on the festivals are among the most beautiful of ways to remember the generations that came before us. This Shavuot, we are experimenting with holding the Yizkor prayer service in the evening of the second day of Shavuot. This service (about one hour in length) will take place […]...read more