History of Temple Isaiah : On December 17, 1947, the Jewish Community Center of Palm Springs was organized. Stanley Rosin was elected the first President. By 1949, the Jewish Community Center/Temple Isaiah was the outgrowth of the efforts of two organizations: the Palm Springs Jewish Women's group and the Thursday Night Men's Club. Meetings, club functions and religious school classes were held at members' homes. They first organized in 1946. In 1949, Building Chair, Leo Baker, submitted plans for a center that were drafted and then presented to the congregation. Ground was broken, the late Rabbi Edgar F. Magnin of Wilshire Boulevard Temple, L.A. and then Palm Springs' Mayor Charles Farrell, turned the first shovels of earth. All this was made possible by funds raised by members of the community. Site size, 225'-by-115', with seats for 350 and a social room for 150. The growth of our Temple/JCC made it imperative to expand, and in 1987 Temple Isaiah added the new Bochner Sanctuary, Tash/Agam Ark, Warsaw Ballroom, Levy Hall, Vener Reception Hall, and a new kitchen. Reverence for our faith, allegiance to our country and respect for the beliefs of others has been taught within these walls for more than half a century. These principles will be our cornerstone as well, for generations to come.