Temple Beth Am Podcasts

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

213 episodes of Temple Beth Am Podcasts since the first episode, which aired on September 30th, 2019.

  • Siddur Class #31 Shacharit: Third Paragraph of the Shema Part 5

    November 24th, 2020  |  34 mins 36 secs

    Rabbi Avi Havivi's siddur class at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles - November 24. 2020 via Zoom.

  • Are You Coming Back? - A Personal Conversation About The Jewish Future With Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer

    November 23rd, 2020  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Rabbi Hillary Chorny asks Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer to share his take on synagogue life in the pandemic and beyond. What have you always loved about shul (and therefore miss)? What have you discovered about shul during COVID, and spiritual practice (or lack thereof), and what are your religious and communal bright lights in this time? What you think are the new horizons in general when it comes to the burgeoning radical equity of synagogue life in an era when a Jew in Portland, Oregon and a Jew on 5th Ave. in NY can practically, but not quite, have the same Jewish experiences?

    Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer is the President of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America. He is a leading thinker and author on the meaning of Israel to American Jews, on Jewish history and Jewish memory, and on questions of leadership and change in American Jewish life. He is the host of Hartman’s Identity/Crisis podcast which can be found at identitycrisispod.com. He is also the author of Shuva: The Future of the Jewish Past, which offers new thinking to contemporary Jews on navigating the tensions between history and memory; and the co-editor of The New Jewish Canon, a collection of the most significant Jewish ideas and debates of the past two generations.

    This episode was recorded on October 29, 2020 and it is the first in a series of weekly conversations with Jewish thought-leaders across the country.

  • Shabbat Teaching: Why Did Jacob Weep?

    November 21st, 2020  |  19 mins 36 secs

    Rabbi Cantor Hillary Chorny's Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on November 21, 2020.

  • Shabbat Teaching: Toldot

    November 21st, 2020  |  34 mins 23 secs

    Rabbi Rebecca Schatz's Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on November 21, 2020.

  • Exploring the Parasha - Toldot

    November 20th, 2020  |  56 mins 35 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 via Zoom on November 20, 2020.

  • Meditation and Mindfulness with Rabbi Adam Kligfeld

    November 20th, 2020  |  10 mins 58 secs

    Meditation and Mindfulness offers short bursts of meditation, infused with the imagery, wisdom and rhythms of the Jewish calendar and verses from Torah. Most of these meditations are done in a sitting positions, whereas some are done standing. No experience is necessary. Just find yourself in a comfortable position, press play, listen to his voice and instructions, and invite yourself into the serenity and tranquility that meditation can bring you.

    This meditation is led by guest host Rabbi Cantory Hillary Chorny. The session took place online on November 20, 2020.

  • Sources Through Srugim: Kol Isha - Hearing A Woman's Voice

    November 18th, 2020  |  53 mins 7 secs

    Rabbis Rebecca Schatz and Josh Pernick lead a discussion of important issues raised in the hit Israeli TV series "Srugim" (available on Amazon Prime) and their relationship to halakha (Jewish Law). Each podcast in this series will address an issue raised in a specific episode of "Srugim". This podcast is based on episode 6.

    The discussion was conducted via Zoom on November 18, 2020.

  • Meditation and Mindfulness with Rabbi Adam Kligfeld

    November 18th, 2020  |  9 mins 28 secs

    Join Rabbi Kligfeld for short bursts of meditation, infused with the imagery, wisdom and rhythms of the Jewish calendar and verses from Torah. Most of these meditations are done in a sitting positions, whereas some are done standing. No experience is necessary. Just find yourself in a comfortable position, press play, listen to his voice and instructions, and invite yourself into the serenity and tranquility that meditation can bring you.

    (Rabbi/Cantor Hillary Chorny substitutes for Rabbi Kligfled. This recording took place on November 18, 2020.)

  • Rashi Class: Shemot/Exodus 2:23

    November 18th, 2020  |  59 mins 23 secs

    Rashi Class conducted by Rabbi Adam Kligfeld at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on November 18, 2020.

  • Navigate And Master The Prayerbook – Weekday Mornings & Intro to Ma’ariv (Eve)

    November 17th, 2020  |  59 mins 58 secs

    Rabbi Cantor Hillary Chorny leads an adventure through the siddur focused on structure, themes and music of the Jewish prayer experience. All Hebrew levels welcome.

    This class was conducted at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles via Zoom on November 17, 2020.

  • Siddur Class #30 Shacharit: Third Paragraph of the Shema Part 4

    November 17th, 2020  |  37 mins 17 secs

    Rabbi Avi Havivi's siddur class at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles - November 17. 2020 via Zoom.

  • Shabbat Teaching: Toldot

    November 14th, 2020  |  34 mins 32 secs

    Rabbi Adam Kligfeld's Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on November 14, 2020.

  • Shabbat Teaching: Chayei Sara

    November 14th, 2020  |  1 hr 3 mins

    Larry Herman and Rick Muller join Rabbi Rebecca Schatz with an extended discussion of this week's Haftorah: Chayei Sara at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, November 14, 2020.

  • Shabbat Sermon - Morning: Chayei Sara

    November 14th, 2020  |  7 mins 46 secs

    Rabbi Adam Kligfeld's Shabbat Sermon at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on November 14, 2020.

  • Exploring the Parasha - Chaye Sarah: Speaking On The Bad And/Or Good

    November 13th, 2020  |  54 mins 22 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 via Zoom on November 13, 2020.

  • Sources Through Srugim: Divorce

    November 11th, 2020  |  48 mins 14 secs

    Rabbis Rebecca Schatz and Josh Pernick lead a discussion of important issues raised in the hit Israeli TV series "Srugim" (available on Amazon Prime) and their relationship to halakha (Jewish Law). Each podcast in this series will address an issue raised in a specific episode of "Srugim". This podcast is based on episode 5.

    The discussion was conducted via Zoom on November 11, 2020.