Temple Isaiah celebrating 60th year

Temple Isaiah in Lafayette has several special events planned for the celebration of its 60th anniversary, including an April 28 gala at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville titled “A Blast from Our Past.”

In addition, there will be a Shabbat service from 7-8:30 p.m. April 27 during which people who have been members of the synagogue for 50 or more years will be honored. Afterward, an oneg will also serve to celebrate the 60-year anniversary.

The service and oneg will be at Temple Isaiah, 3800 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette. The gala is slated for 6-11:30 p.m. at the Blackhawk Museum, 3700 Blackhawk Plaza Circle, Danville. A limited number of $125 tickets are available. For information, call Melissa Gianotti at (925) 283-8575 or visit www.temple-isaiah.org.

Temple Isaiah began in 1951 with Sunday school programs in the Lafayette Town Hall, then 13 years later completed work on a sanctuary. There are now more than 900 member families. In honor of their 60th anniversary, members have been engaging in a hands-on community project: making a mosaic to cover the back upper portion of the amphitheater outside the synagogue’s Talmud Torah Center. The completed mosaic is scheduled to be revealed June 1.