Temple Beth Am Podcasts

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Passover Prep 2021: Shir HaShirim Chapters 3-4

    March 8th, 2021  |  1 hr 3 mins

    Rabbi Avi Havivi leads a study of the biblical book Song of Songs (Shir HaShirim) exploring midrashic, mystical, and contemporary interpretations of this surprisingly sexy and romantic classic. Each of the four class sessions will be independent of the others, so feel free to listen to one or to all four.

    This session was conducted at Temple Beth Am via Zoom on March 8, 2021.

  • Passover Prep 2021: Modern Day Slavery to Redemption

    March 7th, 2021  |  55 mins 9 secs

    Most of us think of slavery as something that happened in Biblical Times, or in the Pre-Civil War South, or in place likes contemporary Darfur. But there are cases of slavery happening right here in Los Angeles. This interactive event focuses on modern-day slavery and redemption. Our program includes speakers from HIAS, One LA, and the Coalition to Abolish Slavery and Trafficking (CAST), who update us on the global and domestic challenges fueling modern-day slavery and share some personal experiences. Participants explore these issues more deeply with an interactive discussion and an immersive experience.

  • Shabbat Teaching: Parsha Vayakhel

    March 6th, 2021  |  19 mins 22 secs

    Rabbi Rebecca Schatz's Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on March 6, 2021.

  • Shabbat Teaching - Morning: Ki Tisa

    March 6th, 2021  |  24 mins 14 secs

    Rabbi Rebecca Schatz's Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on March 6, 2021.

  • Exploring the Parasha: Moses’ Face Lights Up - Exodus 34:29

    March 5th, 2021  |  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 March 5 2021.

  • Sources Through Srugim: Beginning to Talk About Homosexuality In Judaism

    March 3rd, 2021  |  51 mins 26 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 season 2 episode 5.

    The discussion was conducted via Zoom on March 3. 2021.

  • Passover Prep 2021: Music of Passover Part 1

    March 3rd, 2021  |  52 mins 1 sec

    From parody to poetry, from Trope to Tal, Rabbi-Cantor Hillary Chorny takes you on a tour of Passover music and liturgy as it’s evolved from medieval manuscripts to A Cappella viral videos.

  • Passover Prep 2021: How to shop: K(osher) for P(assover)

    March 2nd, 2021  |  1 hr 37 mins

    Rabbi Rebecca Schatz discusses "Shopping for Passover," something that can be challenging, or expensive, or limiting. In 2020, there were leniencies put in place for shopping during the pandemic to be easier, more affordable, less of a headache, AND STILL kosher. Hear tips and find best practices to make shopping for Passover a breeze!

  • Siddur Class #44: Weekday Amidah - Part 1

    March 2nd, 2021  |  35 mins 20 secs

    Rabbi Avi Havivi's siddur class at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles - March 2, 2021 via Zoom.

  • Passover Prep 2021: Shir HaShirim Chapters 1-2

    March 1st, 2021  |  1 hr 30 secs

    Rabbi Avi Havivi leads a study of the biblical book Song of Songs (Shir HaShirim) exploring midrashic, mystical, and contemporary interpretations of this surprisingly sexy and romantic classic. Each of the four class sessions will be independent of the others, so feel free to listen to one or to all four.

    Rabbi Havivi is introduced by Rabbi Rebecca Schatz.

    This session was conducted at Temple Beth Am via Zoom on March 1, 2021.

  • Are You Coming Back? - A Personal Conversation About The Jewish Future With Senator Joe Lieberman

    March 1st, 2021  |  32 mins 30 secs

    In this wide ranging conversation, Rabbi Cantor Hillary Chorny talks with Senator Joe Lieberman an American politician, lobbyist and attorney who served as a United States Senator from Connecticut from 1989 to 2013. A former member of the Democratic Party, he was its nominee for Vice President of the United States in the 2000 election.

    Senator Lieberman describes himself as an "observant" Jew. Since the death in 1967 of his grandmother, a deeply religious immigrant, he found renewed interest in religious observance. Senator Lieberman refers to himself as "observant", as opposed to Orthodox, because he doesn't follow the strict Orthodox code and doesn't want to offend the Orthodox. He and his wife keep a kosher home and observe Shabbat.

  • Shabbat Teaching: Eternal Flame in a Temporary Dwelling

    February 27th, 2021  |  26 mins 34 secs

    Rabbinic Intern Josh Jacobs' Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on February 27, 2021.

  • Shabbat Teaching - Morning: Tetzaveh /The Pieces We Wear

    February 27th, 2021  |  32 mins 18 secs

    Rabbi Rebecca Schatz's Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on February 27, 2021.

  • Meditation and Mindfulness with Rabbi Adam Kligfeld

    February 26th, 2021  |  13 mins 8 secs

    Rabbi Adam Kligfeld offers up short bursts of meditation infused with 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.

  • Exploring the Parasha – Purim Torah on Exodus 29: 20-22

    February 26th, 2021  |  51 mins 32 secs

    In this special Purim edition, Elon Spar plays the role of Rabbi Shapiro and Rebecca Menes plays the role of Rabbi Schatz.

    This discussion was conducted at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles via Zoom on February 26 2021.

  • Torah Study for Ta'anit Esther 2021/5781

    February 24th, 2021  |  1 hr 10 mins

    Rabbi Adam Kligfeld leads a study of the Fast of Esther, a fast from dawn until dusk on Purim eve.

    This class was conducted via Zoom and Facebook on February 24, 2021.