Temple Beth Am Podcasts

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • 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.

  • Siddur Class #17 Shacharit: Ahava Part 3

    August 4th, 2020  |  39 mins 50 secs

    Rabbi Avi Havivi's siddur class at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles - August 4, 2020

  • Elul Study: How the Shofar Wakes Us Up

    August 4th, 2020  |  50 mins 35 secs

    Abigail Pogrebin explores an Elul practice that grabs us by the throat and asks us whether we’re living a life we’re proud of. Hosted by Rabbi Rebecca Schatz at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles via Zoom on August 4, 2020 as part of Temple Beth Am's Elul+ Pre-Tishre study program.

  • Elul Study: How Story Telling Becomes Teshuva - Israel Story

    August 3rd, 2020  |  1 hr 4 mins

    Israel Story founders, Mishy Harman and Yochai Maital in conversation with Rabbi Rebecca Schatz about their 8-year journey to capture the 'Israeli Story'. They will talk about the role of storytelling in the process of doing Tshuvah - How stories can be a powerful coping mechanism, a way for people to sort out issues they are struggling with, and making sense of their personal and collective history.

    The conversation via Zoom on August 3, 2020 was accompanied by audio clips and sneak previews into yet unpublished Israel Story episodes and was part of the Elul+ Pre-Tishre study program presented by Temple Beth Am Los Angeles.

  • Rashi Class: Shemot/Exodus 2:10

    July 29th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins

    Rashi Class conducted by Rabbi Adam Kligfeld at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on July 29, 2020.

  • Siddur Class #16 Shacharit: Ahavah Part 2

    July 28th, 2020  |  31 mins 41 secs

    Rabbi Avi Havivi's siddur class at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles - July 28, 2020

  • Siddur Class #15 Shacharit: Ahava Part 1

    July 21st, 2020  |  32 mins 54 secs

    Rabbi Avi Havivi's siddur class at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles - July 21, 2020

  • Rashi Class: Shemot/Exodus 2:9

    July 15th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins

    Rashi Class conducted by Rabbi Adam Kligfeld at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on July 15, 2020.

  • Siddur Class #14 Shabbat Shacharit: Yotzer Part 2

    July 14th, 2020  |  44 mins

    Rabbi Avi Havivi's siddur class at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles - July 14, 2020

  • Shabbat Sermon - Morning: Pinchas

    July 11th, 2020  |  21 mins 52 secs

    Rabbi Adam Kligfeld's Shabbat Sermon at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on July 11, 2020.