Temple Beth Am Podcasts

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Elul Learning Series 2021: Developing Our Spiritual Health

    August 23rd, 2021  |  59 mins 24 secs

    Rabbi Matt Shapiro leads an exploration of what our tradition offers as a framework for spiritual health with a view to developing practical tools for building spiritual health for ourselves.

    This class is part of Temple Beth Am's Elul Learning Series 2021: (Re)Building our Home. The series includes classes on Shmita, Chevra Kadisha, Mental and Spiritual Health, Ritual Innovation, Combating Homelessness in our City, Torah learning, 20/30s Relationship Building and more. The series was organized by Beth Am Associate Rabbi Rebecca Schatz. The class was conduced via Zoom on August 23, 2021.

  • Elul Learning Series 2021: Ki Tavo: Goings and Comings

    August 22nd, 2021  |  51 mins 19 secs

    Parshat Ki Tavo contains a long list of blessings that God will bestow upon the Israelites, and an even longer list of curses that will befall them in case they turn away from God. One blessing –or curse – relates to “coming and going.” As we approach the end of 5781 and the coming of 5782, Rabbinic Resident Julia Knobloch explores various sources discussing the meaning of באך and צאתך.

    This class is part of Temple Beth Am's Elul Learning Series 2021: (Re)Building our Home. The series includes classes on Shmita, Chevra Kadisha, Mental and Spiritual Health, Ritual Innovation, Combating Homelessness in our City, Torah learning, 20/30s Relationship Building and more. The series was organized by Beth Am Associate Rabbi Rebecca Schatz.

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  • Exploring the Parasha: Ki Teitze

    August 20th, 2021  |  58 mins 24 secs

    Rabbi Rebecca Schatz is joined this week by Rabbinic Intern Jacki Honig in 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 August 20, 2021.

  • Meditation and Mindfulness with Rabbi Adam Kligfeld

    August 20th, 2021  |  14 mins 52 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.

  • Elul Learning Series 2021: Rambam's Hilkhot Teshuvah

    August 20th, 2021  |  38 mins 29 secs

    Join Rabbi Adam Kligfeld for both a survey of, and a partial deep dive into, the seminal work on Repentance/Teshuvah authored by Maimonides/the Rambam. As we confront his Hilkhot Teshuvah/Laws of Repentance, we will understand the Torah’s and the rabbis’ expectations of us during this heavy and important season of return.

    This class is part of Temple Beth Am's Elul Learning Series 2021: (Re)Building our Home. The series includes classes on Shmita, Chevra Kadisha, Mental and Spiritual Health, Ritual Innovation, Combating Homelessness in our City, Torah learning, 20/30s Relationship Building and more. The series was organized by Beth Am Associate Rabbi Rebecca Schatz.

  • Elul Learning Series 2021: All You Need is Self-Love

    August 19th, 2021  |  51 mins 25 secs

    This season is full of tough work and introspection. With so many opportunities to count our shortcomings, how do we also remember to treat ourselves with kindness, compassion, and love? Join Rabbinic Resident Jacki Honig as we study Jewish sources on self-compassion, learn some techniques for self-love, then put them into action together as a group and with practices to take through the rest of Elul!

    This class is part of Temple Beth Am's Elul Learning Series 2021: (Re)Building our Home. The series includes classes on Shmita, Chevra Kadisha, Mental and Spiritual Health, Ritual Innovation, Combating Homelessness in our City, Torah learning, 20/30s Relationship Building and more. The series was organized by Beth Am Associate Rabbi Rebecca Schatz.

  • Sources Through Srugim

    August 19th, 2021  |  47 mins 46 secs

    Rabbis Rebecca Schatz and Josh Pernick lead a discussion of important issues raised in the hit Israeli TV series "Srugim" 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 3 episode 12.

    The discussion was conducted via Zoom on August 18. 2021.

  • Elul Learning Series 2021: Shemita - How A Society Reconnects With Itself

    August 18th, 2021  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Rabbi Avi Havivi explores the ancient Sabbatical year and how its rules provided the opportunity for our biblical ancestors to heal their land, their society,and themselves. In the class Rabbi Havivi compare and contrasts the Torah's three passages on the subject.

    This class is part of Temple Beth Am's Elul Learning Series 2021: (Re)Building our Home. The series includes classes on Shmita, Chevra Kadisha, Mental and Spiritual Health, Ritual Innovation, Combating Homelessness in our City, Torah learning, 20/30s Relationship Building and more. The series was organized by Beth Am Associate Rabbi Rebecca Schatz who introduces Rabbi Havivi. The class is also part of the Temple Beth Am Green Team Series. It was conduced via Zoom on August 18, 2021.

  • Meditation and Mindfulness with Rabbi Adam Kligfeld

    August 18th, 2021  |  13 mins 28 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.

  • Elul Learning Series 2021: Ritual Design Course

    August 17th, 2021  |  56 mins 59 secs

    Our inherited tradition is ripe with rituals, some ancient and many that are ever-evolving. Over the course of Elul, we’ll unpack the science of ritual design and learn what really makes a ritual click. Join Rabbi-Cantor Hillary Chorny as she explores the perspectives of contemporary ritual thinkers and we have a blast imagining what rituals are, can be, and should be. You’ll emerge from this course with at least one new profound personal ritual.

    This class is part of Temple Beth Am's Elul Learning Series 2021: (Re)Building our Home. The series includes classes on Shmita, Chevra Kadisha, Mental and Spiritual Health, Ritual Innovation, Combating Homelessness in our City, Torah learning, 20/30s Relationship Building and more. The series was organized by Beth Am Associate Rabbi Rebecca Schatz.

  • Siddur Class #65: Weekday Amidah - The Final Three Brachot - Part 2

    August 17th, 2021  |  25 mins 51 secs

    Rabbi Avi Havivi's siddur class at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles in the main sanctuary and via Zoom - August 17, 2021

  • Elul Learning Series 2021: A Jewish Framework For Spiritual Health

    August 16th, 2021  |  1 hr 2 mins

    Rabbi Matt Shapiro explores a framework for what spirituality is within our tradition and how it's centrally located as a Jewish concept that impacts our well-being.

    This class is part of Temple Beth Am's Elul Learning Series 2021: (Re)Building our Home. The series includes classes on Shmita, Chevra Kadisha, Mental and Spiritual Health, Ritual Innovation, Combating Homelessness in our City, Torah learning, 20/30s Relationship Building and more. The series was organized by Beth Am Associate Rabbi Rebecca Schatz who introduces Rabbi Shapiro. The class was conduced via Zoom on August 16, 2021.

  • Elul Learning Series 2021: Chevra Kadisha

    August 15th, 2021  |  52 mins 13 secs

    Ever thought about joining a Chevra Kadisha? Larry Herman, Jennifer Low and Rabbi Schatz share reasons why this important mitzvah could enhance your life, your commitment as a member of the community and your individual connection to the Jewish soul. This is not a session to learn the laws, customs or practices around Tahara or Shmira, rather to hear stories and ask questions about why this mitzvah is being introduced to the Temple Beth Am community and the reasons people should join us!

    This class is part of Temple Beth Am's Elul Learning Series 2021: (Re)Building our Home. The series includes classes on Shmita, Chevra Kadisha, Mental and Spiritual Health, Ritual Innovation, Combating Homelessness in our City, Torah learning, 20/30s Relationship Building and more. The series was organized by Beth Am Associate Rabbi Rebecca Schatz and conduced via Zoom on August 15, 2021.

  • Shabbat Teaching: Kilayim to GMOs Ki Tetzei 5781

    August 14th, 2021  |  30 mins 31 secs

    Rabbinic Resident Jacki Honig 's Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, Saturday, August 14, 2021.

  • Shabbat Teaching Morning: Shoftim

    August 14th, 2021  |  20 mins 21 secs

    Rabbi Rebecca Schatz's Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on August 14, 2021 beginning with Deuteronomy Chapter 17 Verse 14.

  • Exploring the Parasha: Shoftim

    August 13th, 2021  |  54 mins 21 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 August 13, 2021.