Temple Beth Am Podcasts

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

1,301 episodes of Temple Beth Am Podcasts since the first episode, which aired on September 30th, 2019.

  • Navigate And Master The Prayerbook - Bonus Episode: Modifying the Liturgy

    January 19th, 2021  |  48 mins 26 secs

    Rabbi Cantor Hillary Chorny leads an adventure through the siddur focused on structure, themes and music of the Jewish prayer experience. All Hebrew levels welcome.

    This class was conducted at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles via Zoom on Jamuary 19, 2021.

  • Rashi Class: Shemot/Exodus 3:5

    January 19th, 2021  |  42 mins 48 secs

    Rashi Class, a weekly exploration of Torah featuring a deep dive on text and lively conversation focused on an 11th-century French commentary, conducted by Rabbi Adam Kligfeld at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on January 19, 2021, this week beginning with Shemot/Exodus 3:5.

  • Siddur Class #38 Shacharit: 3rd Bracha of the Shema - Part 2

    January 19th, 2021  |  30 mins 16 secs

    Rabbi Avi Havivi's siddur class at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles - January 19, 2021 via Zoom.

  • Are You Coming Back? - A Personal Conversation About The Jewish Future With Sara Shapiro-Plevan

    January 18th, 2021  |  58 mins 56 secs

    In this wide ranging conversation, Rabbi Cantor Hillary Chorny talks with Sara Shapiro-Plevan.

    Sara Shapiro-Plevan is all about relationships. Her essential focus: understanding the way relationships influence our ability to improve our practice, understand our work, and engage effectively with others as we build sustainable networks, communities and workplaces. She is the co-founder of the Gender Equity in Hiring in the Jewish Community Project (GEiHP), which works to transform the endemic culture of gender bias that continues to keep women from senior staff positions within Jewish organizations. The GEiHP supports organizations as they ensure that their systems, processes and hiring practices reflect the Jewish values of equity and fairness. By strengthening organizations’ awareness of gender bias and helping them to respond, the GEiHP hopes to see more women rise to positions of leadership. Sara is also the founder of Rimonim Consulting, where she consults primarily with Jewish organizations, schools, congregations, and foundations to develop a networked, collaborative culture. She believes powerfully in our human capacity for dialogue and partnership, and in that vein, works to support shifts from hierarchical structures to relational, flatter, networked relationships. Sara will complete her doctorate in education from the Davidson School of The Jewish Theological Seminary in 2021, and her research aims to enable individuals, teams and communities to understand how they best work in relationship so that they might begin to shift their capacity to work in productive, connected ways to realize their--and their communities'--hopes and dreams.

  • Shabbat Teaching: Parshat Bo: Telling the Story

    January 16th, 2021  |  27 mins 1 sec

    Rabbi Hillary Chorny's Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on January 16, 2021.

  • Shabbat Teaching: Morning - Vaera

    January 16th, 2021  |  40 mins 26 secs

    Rabbi Adam Kligfeld and Rebecca Schatz's Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on January 16, 2021.

  • Exploring the Parasha: Exodus 6:12-13 - Uncircumcised Lips

    January 15th, 2021  |  55 mins 28 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 January 15, 2021.

  • Meditation and Mindfulness with Rabbi Adam Kligfeld

    January 15th, 2021  |  17 mins 59 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.

  • Sources Through Srugim: Placing Faith In Political Outcomes

    January 13th, 2021  |  57 mins 14 secs

    Rabbis Rebecca Schatz and Josh Pernick lead a discussion of important issues raised in the hit Israeli TV series "Srugim" (available on Amazon Prime) 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 episode 13.

    The discussion was conducted via Zoom on January 13, 2021.

  • Meditation and Mindfulness with Rabbi Adam Kligfeld

    January 13th, 2021  |  16 mins 35 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.

  • Rashi Class: Shemot/Exodus 3:3

    January 13th, 2021  |  55 mins 20 secs

    Rashi Class, a weekly exploration of Torah featuring a deep dive on text and lively conversation focused on an 11th-century French commentary, conducted by Rabbi Adam Kligfeld at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on January 13, 2021, this week beginning with Shemot/Exodus 3:3.

  • Siddur Class #37 Shacharit: 3rd Bracha of the Shema

    January 12th, 2021  |  37 mins 11 secs

    Rabbi Avi Havivi's siddur class at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles - January 12, 2021 via Zoom.

  • Are You Coming Back? - A Personal Conversation About The Jewish Future With Joey Weisenberg

    January 11th, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min

    In this wide ranging conversation Rabbi Cantor Hillary Chorny talks with Joey Weisenberg. A virtuosic multi-instrumental musician, singer, and composer, Joey has devoted himself to opening up the sounds of people singing together in community. The founder and director of Hadar’s Rising Song Institute, which aims to cultivate the grassroots musical-spiritual creativity of the Jewish people, Joey works to educate and train communities around the world to unlock their musical-spiritual potential and make music a vibrant, joy-filled force in Jewish life.

    Joey is the author of Building Singing Communities, a practical guide to bringing people together in song, as well as The Torah of Music, a treasury of Jewish teachings and insights about the spiritual nature of music, which received the National Jewish Book Award in 2017.

    A devoted student and teacher of ancient and traditional Jewish melodies, Joey also composes new nigunim that have moved and inspired Jews around the world. He has released seven albums with the Hadar Ensemble, most recently Nigunim Vol. VII: Songs of Ascent (2019).

  • Shabbat Teaching: How Could I Rejoice? When Enemies Fall.

    January 9th, 2021  |  23 mins 35 secs

    Rabbi-Cantor Hillary Chorny's Shabbat Afternoon Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on January 9, 2021.

  • Shabbat Semon: Morning - Shemot

    January 9th, 2021  |  12 mins 12 secs

    Rabbi Adam Kligfeld's Shabbat Sermon at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on January 9, 2021.

  • Meditation and Mindfulness with Rabbi Adam Kligfeld

    January 8th, 2021  |  14 mins 45 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.