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Programs & Events

Temple Isaiah is a dynamic congregation with numerous opportunities for worship, fellowship, education, and social action.   The master calendar provides a detailed listing of the upcoming events so it's easy to plan and participate.  Check it out to see the breadth and depth of our offerings and then get involved!

Some events happen only once but many are part of ongoing programs.  Some of the most important are:

  • Weekly Services--most Erev Shabbat services from September through June begin at 8:00 p.m. on Friday evenings. One Erev Shabbat service a month begins at 6:15 p.m. Summer Erev Shabbat services (end of June through Labor Day weekend) are held at 6:15 p.m. on Friday evenings.  Throughout the year, the congregation gathers for a Shabbat morning minyan service in the chapel beginning at 9:00 a.m. Here, congregants gather to worship and discuss the Torah reading of the week, usually led by Rabbi Perlman. Dress is informal. 
  • Organizations--focused groups foster and invigorate a sense of religious, social and spiritual community and are open to all members.  Brotherhood and Sisterhood are the largest groups.  They raise funds for charity, hold social events, and provide services to the congregation.  LEFTY provides similar opportunities for our youth.  
  • Education--at Temple Isaiah, education is a life-long undertaking, from pre-school, to primary and secondary levels, and on to adulthood, through our pioneering Family Education program and our extensive adult education activities.  In addition to formal programs, our Yom Shabbat was created to encourage people to spend most of one Shabbat each month at Temple Isaiah.  Themes have ranged from Jewish cooking to social action to how Judaism deals with scientific discovery.
  • Social Action--our service programs include activities to help Jewish Family Table, Literacy Project, Bristol Lodge Soup Kitchen, Lexington Food Pantry, Project Ezra, and the annual Blood Drive. Projects include advocacy (e.g., Darfur), raising funds for special causes (e.g., Hurricane relief), and work with our Religious School and youth group including our annual Mitzvah Day.