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.

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Episodes

  • Siddur Class #77: Tachanun - Part 2

    January 18th, 2022  |  35 mins 46 secs

    Rabbi Avi Havivi's siddur class at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles via Zoom - January 18, 2022

  • Shabbat Teaching: Yitro 5782

    January 15th, 2022  |  19 mins 4 secs

    Rabbinic Resident Jacki Honig's Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on January 15, 2022.

  • Shabbat Sermon: Write, Recite, Destroy to Plant the Future

    January 15th, 2022  |  11 mins 32 secs

    Rabbi Rebecca Schatz's Shabbat Sermon at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on January 15, 2022.

  • Exploring the Parasha: Mental Health and Spiritual Growth -- Beshalach

    January 14th, 2022  |  1 hr 3 mins

    Rabbis Rebecca Schatz and Matt Shapiro lead a discussion of the most interesting stories, verses and themes in the weekly parasha.

    This discussion was conducted at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles via Zoom on January 14, 2022.

  • The West Pico Drill Site: Illegal Oil Wells, The 12-11-21 Oil Spill and Local Government's Dereliction of Duty

    January 13th, 2022  |  1 hr 33 mins

    Rabbi Avi Havivi introduces a panel discussion on the latest status of the oil drilling site at Pico and Doheny in Los Angeles, including last month's oil spill there. The panelists are from Neighbors for a Safe Environment (NASE): Professor Michael Salman (UCLA), Rabbi Yonah Bookstein (Pico Shul), and Temple Beth Am member Teri Cohan Link.

    The panel discussion was part of the Green Team initiative at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles. For more information go to https://www.tbala.org/get-involved/green-team. The class was conducted via Zoom on Janury 13, 2022.

  • Meditation and Mindfulness with Rabbi Adam Kligfeld

    January 12th, 2022  |  18 mins 48 secs

    Rabbi Adam Kligfeld offers up short bursts of meditation infused with the imagery, wisdom, and the rhythms of our Jewish calendar including selected verses from the Torah. Many of these meditations are performed in sitting positions; some standing. Simply find yourself a comfortable space and let Rabbi Kligfeld's voice and direction guide you into a world of serenity and tranquility.

  • Rashi Class: Shemot/Exodus 4:21

    January 12th, 2022  |  59 mins 16 secs

    Rashi Class, a weekly exploration of Torah featuring a deep dive on the text and lively conversation focused on an 11th-century French commentary, conducted by Rabbi Adam Kligfeld at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, this week beginning with Shemot/Exodus 4:21.

  • Halakha 101: Jewish Law, Practices and Customs - Class 6 - Kashering Part 3

    January 11th, 2022  |  57 mins 52 secs

    Rabbi Rebecca Schatz leads a weekly Zoom class diving into Jewish Law surrounding Kashrut and Shabbat (to begin with) through the original and traditional sources. No prior knowledge, interest or expertise needed. Just interest in learning, in questioning, in potential for excitement and flexibility to see law vs. custom when appropriate.

    This class was conducted on January 11, 2022.

  • Siddur Class #76: Tachanun

    January 11th, 2022  |  43 mins 25 secs

    Rabbi Avi Havivi's siddur class at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles via Zoom - January 11, 2022

  • Shabbat Teaching: Seudah 3 Poetry

    January 8th, 2022  |  24 mins 41 secs

    Rabbinic Resident Julia Knobloch's Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on January 8, 2022.

  • Exploring the Parasha: Mental Health and Spiritual Growth -- Bo

    January 7th, 2022  |  57 mins 47 secs

    Rabbis Rebecca Schatz and Matt Shapiro lead a discussion of the most interesting stories, verses and themes in the weekly parasha.

    This discussion was conducted at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles on January 7, 2022.

  • Meditation and Mindfulness with Rabbi Adam Kligfeld

    January 7th, 2022  |  16 mins 10 secs

    Rabbi Adam Kligfeld offers up short bursts of meditation infused with the imagery, wisdom, and the rhythms of our Jewish calendar including selected verses from the Torah. Many of these meditations are performed in sitting positions; some standing. Simply find yourself a comfortable space and let Rabbi Kligfeld's voice and direction guide you into a world of serenity and tranquility.

  • Halakha 101: Jewish Law, Practices and Customs - Class 5 - Kashering Part 2

    January 6th, 2022  |  1 hr 2 mins

    Rabbi Rebecca Schatz leads a weekly Zoom class diving into Jewish Law surrounding Kashrut and Shabbat (to begin with) through the original and traditional sources. No prior knowledge, interest or expertise needed. Just interest in learning, in questioning, in potential for excitement and flexibility to see law vs. custom when appropriate.

    This class was conducted on January 4, 2022.

  • Rashi Class: Shemot/Exodus 4:20

    January 5th, 2022  |  57 mins 55 secs

    Rashi Class, a weekly exploration of Torah featuring a deep dive on the text and lively conversation focused on an 11th-century French commentary, conducted by Rabbi Adam Kligfeld at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, this week beginning with Shemot/Exodus 4:20.

  • Siddur Class #75: Order of the Amidah

    January 4th, 2022  |  38 mins 34 secs

    Rabbi Avi Havivi's siddur class at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles via Zoom - January 4, 2022

  • Shabbat Teaching: He Let Us Go?! But Who?

    January 1st, 2022  |  36 mins 27 secs

    Rabbi Rebecca Schatz's Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on January 1, 2022.