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  • Helping the poor on Purim

    By Ryan Torok

    March 19, 2014 | 4:29 pm

    It was Purim, and the people of Skid Row were rushing Shari and Maya Rosenman’s minivan at Seventh Street and Gladys Avenue.

    Maya Rosenman, a student at Bard College at Simon’s Rock in Massachusetts who was home on spring break, scrambled to provide bags full of supplies to the...

  • Lessons on the run

    By Ryan Torok

    June 5, 2013 | 12:03 pm

    While a typical high school student may spend  weekends relaxing, 17-year-old Raphi Heldman is much more likely to be on the run — for up to 26.2 miles, to be precise. Since entering high school, he has run in the Los Angeles Marathon four times.

    “It’s a lot of commitment, and...

  • Moving and Shaking

    By Ryan Torok

    May 1, 2013 | 11:47 am

    Cantor Tifani Coyot. Photo by Loic Coyot

    Cantor Tifani Coyot of Temple Kol Tikvah in Woodland Hills has been named the successor to Cantor Evan Kent at Temple Isaiah. Kol Tikvah announced that Coyot had taken the job with Isaiah in March. She will take over for Kent in...

  • Eating with an eco-conscience

    April 24, 2013 | 5:28 pm

    A small group gathered in the sanctuary of Temple Isaiah on April 11 to do what Jews do best: talk about food and then eat some. 

    The occasion was a panel convened by Netiya, a Jewish network dedicated to advancing urban agriculture in religious institutions, nonprofits and...

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  • Path to peace: StandWithUs

    March 28, 2013 | 10:15 am

    On Monday evening, March 11, I had a public discussion with Jeremy Ben-Ami, founder and president of J Street, at Temple Isaiah in Los Angeles. The topics included how American Jews should approach pro-Israel advocacy, whether peace is currently attainable between Israel and...

  • J Street, StandWithUs heads tangle at Temple Isaiah

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 13, 2013 | 8:43 am

    These are tough times for people hoping for a peaceful resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. 

    A recent cover story in The New Republic optimistically called the prospects for a two-state solution “not altogether hopeless.” President Barack Obama has made clear that he...

  • Two reform clergy to take their liberal spirit to Israel

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    January 18, 2012 | 4:01 pm

    Rabbi Don Goor of Temple Judea and Cantor Evan Kent of Temple Isaiah announced to their congregations on Jan. 11 that they will be moving to Israel next summer. Both will leave behind successful careers in Los Angeles as they jump into the rich but contentious world of liberal...

  • Share the wealth

    May 10, 2011 | 5:47 pm

    Dara Frimmer is associate rabbi at Temple Isaiah, a Reform congregation in Los Angeles.

    Imagine having acquired a piece of property. Truly investing in it. Maybe building a new house, planting trees, landscaping. And then, one day, you and all your neighbors who bought and developed...

  • The Circuit

    By Norma Zager

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    Art Accolades

    Twenty-five years of great music and great Judaic art were celebrated at the 25th annual Festival of Jewish Artisans at Temple Isaiah in West Los Angeles. At the opening night concert, festival founder and arts educator Jean Abarbanel revealed how she and co-founder...

  • Q & A With Rabbi Robert Gan

    By Gaby Wenig

    October 2, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    Rabbi Robert Gan, 63, has been senior rabbi at Temple Isaiah, an 850-family member Reform congregation on Pico Boulevard, for more than 30 years. At Temple Isaiah, Gan demonstrated his commitment to social justice, inviting such speakers as Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and the Rev. Martin...

  • Maseng of Many Hats

    By Ellen Jaffe-Gill

    June 6, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Somebody must have perfected human cloning, because no way is Danny Maseng just one person.

    When the singer-songwriter-guitarist-actor-poet-dramatist-lay rabbi-teacher-visionary, who will headline the Fund for Reform Judaism's annual fundraiser at Temple Isaiah in Rancho Park on...

  • Peewees’ Play House

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 1, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    My 3-year-old pulls out a pot and takes the matzo ball mix down from the shelf -- he can reach it in this kitchen, built for people 3 feet and under. He throws in some plastic French fries and an eggplant and serves it to me at the Shabbat table. We've got the challah, the kiddush...
  • An Art Form

    By Ruth Stroud

    November 12, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    Artists from places as far afield as Brooklyn, Baltimore and Tal-Shahar, Israel, and as near as Beverly Hills will be exhibiting at the 18th annual Festival of Jewish Artisans at Temple Isaiah on Nov. 21-22. Among the crafts on the display will be sandblasted glass, ceramics, gold...
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