Celebrating 18 Years of MatzohBall!

by Brian Jolles The Matzohball 5k and Howard County Family Wellness Day are bringing our community together to make wellness a priority! It all kicks off with our opening ceremony at 8:30am, followed by the start of the 18th Annual Matzohball 5k & 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. The run will wind around the lake at […]...read more

Repro Shabbat — Rabbi Daniel Plotkin

Repro Shabbat January 29, 2022 On January 29 Temple Isaiah hosted a Shabbat and of Repro Shabbat. Repro Shabbat, dedicated to Reproductive Freedom, is sponsored by the National Council of Jewish Women in partnership with the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and other Jewish organizations across the country. As part of the service, Rabbi […]...read more

Repro Shabbat — Sue Tafler

Repro Shabbat January 29, 2022 The Political and Legal Situation of Reproductive Rights Today Legislators in many states as well as state and federal judges are weighing in on whether or not people will be able to access abortion care. And make no mistake about it, proposals to limit or block access to reproductive health […]...read more

Repro Shabbat — Rachel Petroff Kessler

Repro Shabbat January 29, 2022 The work can feel overwhelming, and it can be hard to know where to start — or even to know if your involvement can make a difference. Already thousands of years ago, our sages knew we might be inclined to throw up our hands: Rabbi Tarfon taught: ֹ It is […]...read more

Pick Your Alliteration: Modim Moment or Major Milestone

It was the spring of 2018 when the Temple Board, under the umbrella of the TI2020 initiative, asked a group of us a simple question: did the Temple need to renovate or expand its facilities? After a year of study, we came up with the simple answer: yes. Our committee developed a set of requirements […]...read more

TI Anniversary—Picking Up Where We Left Off

When we began to plan for our congregation’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, we were mostly worried about the weather cooperating with us. Fortunately it did and all of our events were huge successes, with large attendance at all of them. But, we never, ever, anticipated that we would be affected by a pandemic which, literally, “shut […]...read more