Temple Beth Am Podcasts

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon by Rabbi Matt Shapiro: Change Isn’t Linear

    September 6th, 2021  |  16 mins 2 secs

    Rabbi Matt Shapiro's Erev Rosh Hashanah sermon at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on Monday, September 6, 2021.

  • Shabbat Teaching: Why We Pray as We Do: Rav Hamnunah’s Sermon on Hannah’s Prayer

    September 4th, 2021  |  38 mins 9 secs

    Rabbi-Cantor Hillary Chorny's Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on September 4, 2021.

  • Shabbat Sermon: Nitzavim

    September 4th, 2021  |  8 mins 19 secs

    Today's guest speaker is Selwyn Gerber at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on September 4, 2021.

  • Exploring the Parasha: Nitzavim

    September 3rd, 2021  |  52 mins 51 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 September 3, 2021

  • Elul Learning Series 2021: Rambam's Hilkhot Teshuvah

    September 3rd, 2021  |  53 mins 27 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.

  • Meditation and Mindfulness with Rabbi Adam Kligfeld

    September 1st, 2021  |  16 mins 42 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 31st, 2021  |  54 mins 27 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.

  • Elul Learning Series 2021: Building Mental and Spiritual Health

    August 30th, 2021  |  58 mins 15 secs

    Rabbis Elliot Dorff and Matt Shapiro discuss case studies to explore how we can apply the tools for building mental and spiritual health in practical, thoughtful, and integrative ways.

    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 Rabbis Dorff and Shapiro. This class was conducted via Zoom on August 30. 2021.

  • Elul Learning Series 2021: Haftarah Plethora

    August 29th, 2021  |  46 mins 14 secs

    Rick Muller and Larry Herman discuss and chant the haftarah for the second day of Rosh Hashanah (Jeremiah 31:2-20).

    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 Rick and Larry. This class was conducted via Zoom on August 29. 2021.

  • Shabbat Teaching: Psalm 27

    August 28th, 2021  |  24 mins 44 secs

    Rabbinic Resident David Kaplinsky's Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on August 28, 2021.

  • Exploring the Parasha: Ki Tavo

    August 27th, 2021  |  52 mins 12 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 27, 2021

  • Meditation and Mindfulness with Rabbi Adam Kligfeld

    August 27th, 2021  |  17 mins 20 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 27th, 2021  |  49 mins 52 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: Vision of Redemption: Exploring the Whispered High Holiday Amidah

    August 26th, 2021  |  58 mins 54 secs

    Often during High Holiday services, the attention is all on the musical and dramatic Musaf Amidah. But what about your personal standing prayer? In this session, Rabbinic Resident David Kaplinsky looks at what we each are praying for before the service leader takes the stage.

    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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  • Elul Learning Series 2021: Social Action During The Pandemic

    August 25th, 2021  |  30 mins 33 secs

    As we make our way to a new normal and pray the pandemic wains more quickly the One LA Cars Team discusses the issues that are pressing on your mind for you and your family? One LA is eager to hear your personal stories so we can better direct our work to making Los Angeles a better place for all of us. It's work is directed by the members of our member institutions. We will also share both what we are and plan to be doing in the coming months.

    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 discussion took place via Zoom on August 25, 2021.

  • Sources Through Srugim

    August 25th, 2021  |  41 mins 20 secs

    Rabbis Rebecca Schatz and Josh Pernick are joined by Rabbinic Resident David Kaplinsky in 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 13.

    The discussion was conducted via Zoom on August 25. 2021.