Temple Beth Am Podcasts

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Rashi Class: Shemot/Exodus 2:13

    August 26th, 2020  |  55 mins 54 secs

    Rashi Class conducted by Rabbi Adam Kligfeld at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on August 26, 2020.

  • Elul Study: A Throne For The Shechina In The Middah of Chesed

    August 25th, 2020  |  57 mins 12 secs

    Rabbi Ruth Gan Kagan leads a discussion of a fascinating and brave Besht teaching about Chesed. Who is in need of Chesed in this world? Who are the ones who should be acting from within this Middah and why?

    Rabbi Ruth Gan Kagan was born in Jerusalem. She grew up in a Zionist Orthodox family and is a descendent of a long line of Lithuanian Rabbis on her mother's side. She studied law at the Hebrew University but decided not to work in the field – instead she immersed herself in Torah studies at the Hartman and Pardes Institutes in Jerusalem.

    Rabbi Kagan is founder and spiritual leader of Nava Tehila in Jerusalem. A dynamic and innovative teacher of Torah, Ruth teaches Kabbala and Hassidut in Israel, internationally and online, and is a co-author, with Rabbi Zalman Shachter-Shalomi of the Hebrew book Jewish Renewal - Integrating Heart and World.

    This class was conducted via Zoom on August 25, 2020 as part of the Elul+ Pre-Tishre study program presented by Temple Beth Am Los Angeles.

  • Siddur Class #19 Shacharit: Shema Part 2

    August 25th, 2020  |  32 mins 11 secs

    Rabbi Avi Havivi's siddur class at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles - August 25, 2020 via Zoom.

  • Elul Study: Cheshbon Hanefesh - Taking an accounting of our souls through the Jewish value of Anavah/Humility

    August 23rd, 2020  |  55 mins 20 secs

    Rabbi Richard Camras of Shomrei Torah Synagogue in Los Angeles leads a discussion on Cheshbon Nefesh an accounting of the soul. The month of Elul invites us to prepare ourselves spiritually for the upcoming Days of Awe. To make the most of this spiritual work, this class focuses on the many ways we can observe how we act or don’t with proper humility as defined by the wisdom of Jewish tradition.

    Rabbi Camras has been rabbi at Shomrei Torah Synagogue in the San Fernando Valley since 1999. His passion and focus has been in the area of Jewish education through Torah study. Rabbi Camras serves as President of the Pacific Southwest Regional Rabbinical Assembly. He served for three years as the Chair of the West Valley Rabbinic Task Force at the Valley Alliance Federation and is a lecturer of Practical Rabbinics at the Zeigler School of Rabbinic Studies.

    This class was conducted via Zoom on August 23, 2020 as part of the Elul+ Pre-Tishre study program presented by Temple Beth Am Los Angeles.

  • Shabbat Teaching - Afternoon: Ki‌ ‌Teitzei‌

    August 22nd, 2020  |  24 mins 9 secs

    Rabbi Rebecca Schatz's Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on August 22, 2020.

  • Shabbat Sermon - Morning: Shoftim

    August 22nd, 2020  |  19 mins 50 secs

    Rabbi Matt Shapiro's Shabbat Sermon at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on August 22, 2020.

  • Elul Study: Letting Go Of Guilt And Shame

    August 21st, 2020  |  58 mins 47 secs

    Rabbi Mark Borovitz leads a discussion on teshuva and spiritual preparation for the High Holy Days. Rabbi Borovitz is thefounding Rabbi of Beit T’Shuvah, a nonprofit, non-sectarian, Jewish addiction treatment center and synagogue community in Los Angeles.

    Officially ordained in 2000 at the University of Judaism with a Master’s in Rabbinic Literature, Rabbi Borovitz combines his knowledge of Torah and street smarts to shape his calling: helping recovering addicts find their way in the world. Spiritual Leader, Author, Senior Rabbi, CEO, ex-con, recovering alcoholic, and overall anomaly, he is able to reach both the addict and the congregant, and de-stigmatize this life threatening disease.

    This class was conducted via Zoom on August 21, 2020 as part of the Elul+ Pre-Tishre study program presented by Temple Beth Am Los Angeles.

  • Meditation and Mindfulness with Rabbi Adam Kligfeld

    August 21st, 2020  |  18 mins 18 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.

  • Yoma Study: August 21, 2020

    August 21st, 2020  |  22 mins 54 secs

    Rabbi Adam Kligfeld explores rabbinic material surrounding Yom Kippur in tractate Yoma from Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on August 21, 2020.

  • Elul Study: Music As Midrash, Behind The Music Of Prayer - Class 1

    August 21st, 2020  |  45 mins 53 secs

    Rabbi Josh Warshawsky leads an online discussion of music and the spiritual content of the High Holy Days. Embedded within each piece of music are stories, deep secrets, and intricate connections between Hebrew words and themes. Rabbi Warshawsky helps us deepen our understanding of the wisdom of the Jewish tradition, and enables us to sing with a newfound understanding of the words we bring into the world.

    This class, introduced by Rabbi Rebecca Schatz, took place on August 20, 2020 as part of the Elul+ Pre-Tishre study program presented by Temple Beth Am Los Angeles.

  • Elul Study: Curiosity As A Spiritual Practice

    August 19th, 2020  |  50 mins 54 secs

    Rabbi Zoe Klein leads an online discussion about the importance of curiousity and it's place in Jewish spiritual growth.

    Albert Einstein said, “One cannot help but be in awe when one contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality.” Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel said, “Our goal should be to live life in radical amazement…To be spiritual is to be amazed.” In this discussion Rabbi Klein explores the soul-trait of Curiosity and having a Beginner’s Mind.

    Zoë Klein serves as the spiritual leader of Temple Isaiah in Los Angeles. After graduating from Brandeis University with a B.A. in Psychology, she pursued the rabbinate out of a passion for ancient texts, mythology, liturgy and poetry. She received ordination from Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion in 1998.

    This discussion was conducted via Zoom on August 19, 2020 as part of the Elul+ Pre-Tishre study program presented by Temple Beth Am Los Angeles.

  • Elul Study: Letting Go

    August 19th, 2020  |  37 mins 45 secs

    An online class featuring music and mediation with Cantor Phil Baron of Valley Beth Shalom in Encino, California hosted by Rabbi Rebecca Schatz.

    Cantor Baron is the son of a violinist and the grandson of a Vilna rabbi. He is is currently part of the clergy cohort of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, an on-going project to study and embody the sacred teachings of the Chassidic masters, with an emphasis on meditation, prayer and mindful living.

    This discussion was conducted via Zoom on August 19, 2020 as part of the Elul+ Pre-Tishre study program presented by Temple Beth Am Los Angeles.

  • Rashi Class: Shemot/Exodus 2:12

    August 19th, 2020  |  1 hr 1 min

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

  • Meditation and Mindfulness with Rabbi Adam Kligfeld

    August 19th, 2020  |  16 mins 22 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.

  • Navigating The Mahzor - Class 3

    August 19th, 2020  |  1 hr 11 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 19, 2020 as part of the Elul+ Pre-Tishre study program presented by Temple Beth Am Los Angeles.

  • Elul Study: Other's Weaknesses, and Our Own - What It Means When We Judge Others

    August 18th, 2020  |  56 mins 22 secs

    The book of Jonah, traditionally read on Yom Kippur afternoon, has one of the most unsympathetic prophets in the Bible. In this class, Dr. Rachel Rosenthal offers an alternative reading of Jonah to help us consider how the ways we view the flaws of others can either hinder or aid our own process of repentance.

    Dr. Rachel Rosenthal holds a PhD in Rabbinic Literature at the Jewish Theological Seminary, where she serves as an adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Talmud and was voted List College Professor of the Year in 2018.

    This class was conducted via Zoom on August 18, 2020 as part of the Elul+ Pre-Tishre study program presented by Temple Beth Am Los Angeles.