Temple Beth Am Podcasts

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Shabbat Sermon - Morning: Re'eh

    August 15th, 2020  |  23 mins 13 secs

    Rabbi Rebecca Schatz's Shabbat Sermon at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on August 15, 2020.

  • Shabbat Sermon - Morning: Re'eh

    August 15th, 2020  |  9 mins 52 secs

    Rabbi Adam Kligfeld's Shabbat Sermon at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on August 15, 2020.

  • Elul Study: Love and Chesed Through Music Meditation and Mindfulness

    August 14th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins

    An hour of music and intention setting with Rabbi Noah Aronson focused on love and chased. Noah crafts an experience that aims at bringing more love and light into the world with his unique music, meditation, movement and mindfulness practices.

    This hour was conducted via Zoom on August 14, 2020 as part of the Elul+ Pre-Tishre study program presented by Temple Beth Am Los Angeles.

  • Yoma Study: August 14, 2020

    August 14th, 2020  |  25 mins 12 secs

    Rabbi Adam Kligfeld explores rabbinic material surrounding Yom Kippur in tractate Yoma from Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on August 14, 2020.

  • Elul Study: From Tolerating to Celebrating All

    August 13th, 2020  |  1 hr 22 mins

    This is a discussion via Zoom led by Rabbi Abby Stein, an American transgender author, activist, blogger, model, speaker, and rabbi. She is the first openly transgender woman raised in a Hasidic community, and is a direct descendant of Hasidic Judaism's founder the Baal Shem Tov. In 2015, she founded the first support group nationwide for trans people of Orthodox background.

    She says the conversation around LGBTQ Jews in our communities (as well as other community members who are part of minority identities within our communities) has usually revolved around tolerating the "other," accepting those that are "different." It's time we move past that. Tolerance is for lactose, not people. People we celebrate. Judaism has so much to teach us on this - how do we ensure that we create communities soaked in love and celebration for those who need it most?

    The discussion took place August 13, 2020 as part of the Elul+ Pre-Tishre study program presented by Temple Beth Am Los Angeles.

  • Rashi Class: Shemot/Exodus 2:11

    August 12th, 2020  |  1 hr 1 min

    Rashi Class conducted by Rabbi Adam Kligfeld at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on August 12, 2020.

  • Navigating the Mahzor - Class 2

    August 12th, 2020  |  1 hr 14 mins

    Enter the High Holy Days this year with a newfound mastery of the special prayer book at the heart of the season. Pencils in hand, Rabbi Cantor Hillary Chorny takes students on a guided tour of the structure, core texts & music that make up the thickest, richest prayer book on your shelf.

    This class was conducted via Zoom on August 12, 2020 as part of the Elul+ Pre-Tishre study program presented by Temple Beth Am Los Angeles.

  • Elul Study: Jewish Ethics of Speech

    August 11th, 2020  |  1 hr 27 mins

    Rabbi Elliot Dorff leads a discussion on the nuanced ways in which Jewish law tells us what we should not say, and what we should. The Al Het prayer lists more sins of speech than of any other area of life -- food for reflection before the High Holy Days. The discussion was conducted on August 11, 2020 via Zoom as part of the Elul+ Pre-Tishre study program presented by Temple Beth Am Los Angeles.

  • Siddur Class #18 Shacharit: Ahava Part 4 & Ahavat Olam Part 1

    August 11th, 2020  |  36 mins 58 secs

    Rabbi Avi Havivi's siddur class at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles - August 11, 2020 via Zoom.

  • Elul Study: Cultivating Moral Courage

    August 10th, 2020  |  59 mins 28 secs

    Rabbi Dara Frimmer, Senior Rabbi of Temple Isaiah Los Angeles, leads a discussion on ometz lev.
    In Hebrew, courage is ometz lev which literally means “heart-strength.” Psalm 27 which is recited throughout the High Holy Day season ends with the words, “Be strong and strengthen your heart.” Rabbi Frimmer's discussion explores the bravery it takes to allow one’s heart to be vulnerable and the inner strength we need to meet whatever challenges come our way. The discussion was conducted on Zoom Auguat 10, 2020 as part of the Elul+ Pre-Tishre study program presented by Temple Beth Am Los Angeles.

  • Shabbat Sermon - Morning: Eikev

    August 8th, 2020  |  18 mins 37 secs

    Rabbi Matt Shapiro's Shabbat Sermon at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on August 8, 2020.

  • Shabbat Teaching - Afternoon: Re'eh

    August 8th, 2020  |  16 mins

    Rabbi Cantor Hillary Chorny's Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on August 8, 2020.

  • Elul Study: Here, now…what keeps you from being here?

    August 7th, 2020  |  58 mins 14 secs

    Rabbi Jonathan Aaron, Senior Rabbi of Temple Emmanuel in Beverly Hills leads a spiritual discussion about how we can use the High Holy Day season for being in the present moment through our own “accounting for our souls” Heshbon haNefesh. Are you still in March? Are you already in 2021? Let’s come back to the present.. The discussion took place August 7, 2020 via Zoom as part of the Elul+ Pre-Tishre study program presented by Temple Beth Am Los Angeles.

  • Elul Study: Connecting to Hannah’s Prayer and Our Take on High Holiday Culture: Where We Are With It All

    August 6th, 2020  |  58 mins 21 secs

    A discussion with with Rabbanit Alissa Thomas-Newborn, Rabbi Tarlan Rabizadeh and Rabbi Rebecca Schatz. They are from 3 different Jewish denominations, different cultures, different customs and rituals that are meaningful and troubling for them. They speak of their connection to Hannah’s story, which is read as the Haftarah on Rosh HaShana, and the general practices of these Holy Days that we love or wish to change. The discussion took place on August 6, 2020 via Zoom as part of the Elul+ Pre-Tishre study program presented by Temple Beth Am Los Angeles.

  • Elul Study: What the Prophets Would Say Today

    August 5th, 2020  |  1 hr 52 secs

    Rabbi Ed Feinstein discusses the most extraordinary spiritual personalities the Jewish people ever produced were the Biblical prophets. Their words are eternal, most especially in moments of collective crisis. Rabbi Feinstein is senior rabbi of Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, California. He serves on the faculty of the Ziegler Rabbinical School of the American Jewish University, the Wexner Heritage Program, the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem and lectures widely across the United States. This event took place on August 5, 2020 via Zoom as part of the Elul+ Pre-Tishre study program presented by Temple Beth Am Los Angeles.

  • Navigating the Mahzor - Class 1

    August 5th, 2020  |  1 hr 14 mins

    Enter the High Holy Days this year with a newfound mastery of the special prayer book at the heart of the season. Pencils in hand, Rabbi Cantor Hillary Chorny takes students on a guided tour of the structure, core texts & music that make up the thickest, richest prayer book on your shelf.

    This class was conducted via Zoom on August 5, 2020 as part of the Elul+ Pre-Tishre study program presented by Temple Beth Am Los Angeles.