Temple Beth Am Podcasts

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Halakha 101: Jewish Law, Practices and Customs - Class 2 - Utensils

    December 14th, 2021  |  58 mins 9 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 December 14 ,2021.

  • On The Mitzvah of Sustainabilty

    December 14th, 2021  |  1 hr 11 mins

    Rabbi Nina Beth Cardin leads a class on the Conservative movement's responsum on sustainability. In a world facing the urgent challenges of climate change and environmental degradation, how should a Jew live? What does Jewish Law (Halakhah) teach and require in the matter of
    sustainability?

    Nina Beth Cardin is a community rabbi who works at the intersection of faith and sustainability. She makes her home in Baltimore MD where she founded and led the Baltimore Orchard Project, a food and land justice organization dedicated to building healthier connections between people, food, place and each other. She is founder and director of the Maryland Campaign for Environmental Human Rights, an initiative that is working toward a state constitutional provision that would protect all Marylanders’ rights to a healthful environment and ensure the pursuit of public health and environmental justice. She is currently on the Board of Waterkeepers Chesapeake, a coalition of independent programs working to maintain and restore the health of the waters – and the communities - of the Chesapeake and Coastal Bays.

    The class is 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 Facebook and Zoom on December 14, 2021. Rabbi Cardin is introduced by Rabbi Cantor Hillary Chorny.

  • Shabbat Sermon: You Are What You Feel - Choosing Our Response to Fate

    December 11th, 2021  |  18 mins 20 secs

    Rabbi-Cantor Hillary Chorny's Shabbat Sermon at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on December 11, 2021.

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

    December 10th, 2021  |  51 mins 2 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 December 10, 2021.

  • Meditation and Mindfulness with Rabbi Adam Kligfeld

    December 8th, 2021  |  18 mins

    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 4:18

    December 8th, 2021  |  58 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, December 8, 2021, this week beginning with Shemot/Exodus 4:18.

  • Halakha 101: Jewish Law, Practices and Customs - Class 1

    December 7th, 2021  |  56 mins 42 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 December 7,2021.

  • Siddur Class #74: Elohai Nitzur - Part 4

    December 7th, 2021  |  31 mins 59 secs

    Rabbi Avi Havivi's siddur class at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles in the main sanctuary and via Zoom - December 7, 2021

  • Shabbat Teaching: Mai Chanukah?

    December 4th, 2021  |  28 mins 28 secs

    Rabbinic Resident Jacki Honig's Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on December 4, 2021.

  • Shabbat Teaching: I Know You, I Walked With You Once Upon a Dream

    December 4th, 2021  |  20 mins 1 sec

    Rabbi Rebecca Schatz's Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on December 4, 2021.

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

    December 3rd, 2021  |  54 mins 57 secs

    Rabbis Rebecca Schatz and Matt Shapiro lead a discussion of a single verse from the weekly parasha and how it relates to mental and spiritual growth.

    This discussion was conducted via Zoom at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles on December 3, 2021.

  • Meditation and Mindfulness with Rabbi Matt Shapiro

    December 1st, 2021  |  12 mins 9 secs

    Rabbi Matt Shapiro fills in for Rabbi Adam Kligfeld and 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 Shaprio's voice and direction guide you into a world of serenity and tranquility.

  • Rashi Class: Shemot/Exodus 4:16

    December 1st, 2021  |  33 mins 6 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, December 1, 2021, this week beginning with Shemot/Exodus 4:16.

  • Siddur Class #73: Al HaNissim for Hanukkah

    November 30th, 2021  |  43 mins 8 secs

    Rabbi Avi Havivi's siddur class at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles in the main sanctuary and via Zoom - November 30, 2021

  • Shabbat Teaching: Miketz - "Who Reminds Us to Remember?"

    November 27th, 2021  |  28 mins 49 secs

    Rabbi Adam Kligfeld's Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on November 27, 2021.

  • Shabbat Sermon: Vayeshev

    November 27th, 2021  |  13 mins 2 secs

    Shabbat Sermon delivered by Eva Pretsky on the occasion of her Bat Mitzvah at Temple Beth Am, Los Angles, November 27, 2021.