Stephen Wise Temple is proud to welcome you to these archives dedicated to the legacy of our founder, Rabbi Isaiah Zeldin (1920 – 2018). As you explore these photos, documents, and memories from his incredible life, we are sure you will recall tender memories or learn fascinating new things about Rabbi Zeldin and his family.

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Reflections on a Life: Rabbi Isaiah Zeldin (1920-2018)

On the occasion of Rabbi Zeldin’s second yahrzeit, Senior Rabbi Emeritus Eli Herscher and Milken Community Schools Past President Metuka Benjamin spoke with author Harvey Kubernik to remember their colleague and friend.

Family Life

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Between the years 1949 and 2002, Florence and Rabbi Isaiah Zeldin traveled to:

Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, England, Egypt, Fiji, France, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Prague, Russia, Spain, Singapore, and Thailand.

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Stephen Wise Temple

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75th Birthday Tribute

High Holy Days Sermon (9/28/11)

High Holy Days Sermon (9/7/2010)

Shabbat Service (11/4/11)

High Holy Days Sermon (9/24/14)

Rabbi David Woznica’s Memorial Speech to the Pacific Association of Reform Rabbis (January 2019)


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In the News

Various Honors

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We gratefully acknowledge the contributions of Joel Zeldin, Michael Zeldin, Senior Rabbi Emeritus Eli Herscher, and Rabbi David Woznica in the creation of this archive.