Temple Beth Am Podcasts

Online learning from A Dynamic Center for Conservative Judaism

About the show

Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles celebrates traditional and innovative Judaism and inspires lifelong learning in a warm, embracing community. With creative approaches to traditional prayer, a welcoming ethos that nourishes the soul, and a commitment to rigorous study of our tradition, Temple Beth Am has been a flagship institution of Conservative Judaism since its founding in 1934.

These podcasts share our sermons, classes and other activities.

Our goal is to reach out and enhance the learning and spiritual life of our congregants and listeners around the world.

Episodes

  • Rashi Class: Shemot/Exodus 2:14-15

    September 30th, 2020  |  42 mins 16 secs

    Rashi Class conducted by Rabbi Adam Kligfeld at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on September 30, 2020.

  • Siddur Class #24 Shacharit: Second Paragraph of the Shema Part 2

    September 29th, 2020  |  37 mins 57 secs

    Rabbi Avi Havivi's siddur class at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles - September 29, 2020 via Zoom.

  • Yom Kippur: Yizkor Sermon - "One More Thing"

    September 28th, 2020  |  13 mins 23 secs

    Rabbi Rebecca Schatz's Yom Kippur: Yizkor Sermon at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on September 28, 2020.

  • Yom Kippur: Kol Nidre Sermon - "Curious Jew"

    September 27th, 2020  |  26 mins 16 secs

    Rabbi Adam Kligfeld's Kol Nidre Sermon at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on September 27, 2020.

  • Yom Kippur: Clergy Question and Answer Session

    September 27th, 2020  |  1 hr 25 mins

    Q&A with Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, clergy members Rabbi Adam Kligfeld, Rabbi-Cantor Hillary Chorny, and Rabbi Rebecca Schatz, September 29, 2020.

  • Shabbat Teaching

    September 26th, 2020  |  19 mins 14 secs

    Rabbinic Intern Rachel Cohn's Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on September 26, 2020.

  • Shabbat Sermon - Morning: Ha'Azinu

    September 26th, 2020  |  12 mins 10 secs

    Dr. Erica Rothblum's Shabbat Sermon at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on September 26, 2020. Dr. Rothblum is the Head of School, Pressman Academy, at Temple Beth Am.

  • Siddur Class #23 Shacharit: Second Paragraph of the Shema

    September 22nd, 2020  |  35 mins 36 secs

    Rabbi Avi Havivi's siddur class at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles - September 22, 2020 via Zoom.

  • Rosh Hashana - Sermon - 5781 - Day Two

    September 20th, 2020  |  17 mins 24 secs

    Rabbi Cantor Hillary Chorny's Rosh Hashanah Sermon at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on September 20, 2020.

  • Rosh Hashana - Shabbat Sermon - 5781 - Day One

    September 19th, 2020  |  19 mins 10 secs

    Rabbi Matt Shapiro's Rosh Hashanah - Shabbat Sermon at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on September 19, 2020.

  • Erev Rosh Hashana - Shabbat Sermon

    September 18th, 2020  |  24 mins 34 secs

    Rabbi Adam Kligfeld's Erev Rosh Hashanah - Shabbat Sermon at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on September 18, 2020.

  • Siddur Class #22 Shacharit: Viahavta

    September 15th, 2020  |  39 mins 24 secs

    Rabbi Avi Havivi's siddur class at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles - September 15, 2020 via Zoom.

  • Race and Racism: A Sacred Conversation About Building Bridges and Unity in Diversity

    September 13th, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins

    A distinguished panel comes together in sacred conversation about race and racism in our society, and our obligation to confront 1it, understand it, and ameliorate it.

    Guided by a deep love of community and commitment to improve ourselves and our society, we as Jews and Christians, White and Black, are embarking on a series of sacred (for now virtual) conversations. Our traditions mandate us to engage deeply with difficult subjects. We invite listeners to join us with an open mind, an open heart, vulnerability and curiosity for an ongoing discussion about interfaith and interracial relations, racism, and what we, as Angelenos, are going to do about it.

    The event featured a moderated conversation among our panelists, an opportunity for small-group conversations in breakout rooms, and uplifting music.

    Welcome and Benediction: Rabbi Adam Kligfeld (Temple Beth Am), Pastor James Collins (Exousia Evangelical Outreach Ministries).

    Panel Moderator: Rabbi Cantor Hillary Chorny (Temple Beth Am)

    Panel: Pastor Ananias Rose Sr. (Hallelujah Gospel Service, Naval Support Activity), Rabbi Sarah Bassin (Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills), Elder Charles Blake II (West Los Angeles Church of God in Christ), Rabbi dr. Aryeh Cohen (American Jewish University, Bend the Arc: Jewish Action), Sheila Thomas (Holy Name of Jesus Church, One LA) Gamal Palmer (Jewish Federation), Dr. Najuma Smith-Pollard (USC, Word of Encouragement Community Church).

    The event took place via Zoom on September 10, 2020.

  • Transmitting the Legacy of the Holocaust: The Role of the Holocaust Museum

    September 13th, 2020  |  1 hr 9 mins

    Holocaust Museums were almost invariably created by survivors and are now the institutional heir of Holocaust Memory. Michael Berenbaum, who has created Museums in the United States and abroad conducts a panel discussion addressing the changing mission of Holocaust Museums, essentially how does a 20th century event that happened to the Jewish people impact the 21st century world and reach audiences from all races, religions and countries, many born into the 21st century world. It is an ongoing discussion as to how to remain faithful to the past and yet speak to our present and future.

    Panelists include: Elizabeth Gelman, Executive Director of the Florida Holocaust Museum, Beth Kean, CEO of the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, and Richard Hirschhaut, Founding Director of the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.

    The panel discussion took place via Zoom on April 21, 2020 and is introduced by Lia Mandelbum, Director of Programming and Engagement at Temple Beth Am.

  • Shabbat Teaching: Bereishit Rabbah 55.8

    September 12th, 2020  |  19 mins 52 secs

    Rabbinic Intern Joshua Jacobs Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on September 12, 2020.

  • Shabbat Sermon - Morning: Nitzavim-Vayeilech

    September 12th, 2020  |  8 mins 57 secs

    Rabbi Rebecca Schatz's Shabbat Sermon at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on September 12, 2020.