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Below please find brief descriptions of the many organizations, committees and events that provide a plethora of ways to engage in your Isaiah community and beyond. For more information on any of these, click the links!

Alumni Outreach maintains connections with those who have graduated from Temple Isaiah.

Bereavement consoles those who have suffered a loss and facilitates the bereavement process. 

Bikur Cholim, a part of Hineini (Temple Caring Community) maintains a database of volunteers who visit the sick, drive individuals to medical appointments, do errands, take folks to the store, and provide meals.

Bristol Lodge prepares dinner for our neighbors in Waltham. 

Brotherhood sponsors programs that range from intellectually thought-provoking to reflective, or just plain fun; and from intimate and personal to social to family-oriented. 

Inclusion works to keep Isaiah an accessible congregation for all, including LGBTQ, singles, Jews by birth or by choice, and those with physical and learning disabilities as well as mental health challenges.

Isaiah Together connects congregants through small groups around a shared interest, hobby, and/or demographic. 

Israel Engagement provides avenues of learning as well as opportunities for action in support of the State of Israel. 

Knitzvah makes shawls and lap throws for those who need a caring hug, in the Isaiah community and beyond. 

K’sharim hosts annual Jewish activities for adults and older teens with disabilities. 

Leadership Development Committee identifies and develops emerging leaders, connects Isaiah members with right-sized, meaningful opportunities for involvement and leadership, and advises the Nominating Committee.

LEFTY (Lincoln Street Federation of Temple Youth) is Temple Isaiah’s adolescent youth group, serving teens in grades 8 through 12.

Lexington Food Pantry is staffed by volunteers from local congregations; we provide 5 volunteers two mornings a month to distribute packaged food and produce (some from the Lexington Interfaith Garden). 

Lexington Interfaith Garden was founded with the goal of supplying the Lexington Food Pantry with sustainable and organically grown vegetables. Two Tuesdays a month during the growing season, volunteers plant, weed, and harvest. 

Library  We are constantly updating our collection of children’s and adult books, YA novels, CDs, movies, periodicals, and reference materials. You can access the library’s digital catalog from home or in the library.

Membership Committee welcomes prospective and new members into our community, provides information where needed, and helps them find connections.

Mental Health Initiative Team Our goal is to bring mental health challenges and issues into the open. We have educational programs, training sessions, and opportunities for advocacy. 

Meditation and Mindfulness introduces Temple Isaiah members to a variety of mindfulness and meditative techniques within our Jewish tradition.

Play Music Together is a group of people who enjoy playing music together—more of a jam session than an organized band. If you play an instrument (even at a modest level), you're invited! 

Shabbat Together offers opportunities to volunteer to prepare the congregational dinner that follow some Friday evening services

Sisterhood brings together the women of Temple Isaiah to serve our Temple, support our community, and enrich our lives through personal growth and friendship. 

Tikkun Olam is comprised of three pillars: Hineini (Temple Caring Community), Israel Action, and Social Action. We provide for those in need in our Temple community and beyond.

Tzedek Isaiah is Temple Isaiah organizing for social justice with teams that address racial justice among other issues. 

Welcoming the Stranger supports undocumented immigrants who fear being detained and deported, as well as newly arrived refugee families 

Youth & Family Education is a group of parents and congregants that have a common goal of supporting the youth and their families at our temple.

Sat, December 2 2023 19 Kislev 5784