Temple Beth Am Podcasts

Online learning from A Dynamic Center for Conservative Judaism

About the show

Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles celebrates traditional and innovative Judaism and inspires lifelong learning in a warm, embracing community. With creative approaches to traditional prayer, a welcoming ethos that nourishes the soul, and a commitment to rigorous study of our tradition, Temple Beth Am has been a flagship institution of Conservative Judaism since its founding in 1934.

These podcasts share our sermons, classes and other activities.

Our goal is to reach out and enhance the learning and spiritual life of our congregants and listeners around the world.

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Episodes

  • Elul Learning Series 2022: Spiritual Poetic Expressions of the High Holiday Mahzor - Class 4

    September 7th, 2022  |  1 hr 34 secs

    Rabbi Joel Rembaum leads a class reading and reflecting upon the mystical spirituality of a selection of classical poems embedded in the liturgy of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The text used is the Mahzor Lev Shalem, with its fine English translation and insightful commentary.

    This is the fourth class in the series conducted via Zoom on September 7. 2022.

  • Elul Learning Series 2022: Back to Basics of Being a Gabbai Spotter - Class 2

    September 6th, 2022  |  1 hr 9 mins

    Rabbi Cantor Hillary Chorny leads a class on what goes into being a spotter at the Torah.

    This class took place at Temple Beth Am and via Zoom on September 6, 2022

  • Elul Learning Series 2022: Personal Prep For The High Holy Days

    September 5th, 2022  |  44 mins 54 secs

    Elul is the month of reflection and preparation for Rosh HaShannah and Yom Kippur. Rabbi Mark Borovitz conducted this learning to help us enter the High Holidays with a sense of completeness for the year we are leaving and a plan/purpose for our year to come.

    The class was conducted at Temple Beth Am via Zoom on September 5, 2022.

  • Elul Learning Series 2022: Back to Basics of Prayer

    September 5th, 2022  |  1 hr 26 mins

    Our tradition is full to the brim with prayers. We read them, sing them, study them, recite them - but do we ever think of praying as a skill? In this session we’ll go back to the basics of what it means to pray and explore together what some of our wise teachers - including our own souls - have to say about it.

    This class took place at Temple Beth Am via Zoom on September 4, 2022.

  • Shabbat Teaching: Shabbat Afternoon Parsha Study Parshat Ki Tetze, 2022

    September 3rd, 2022  |  44 mins 36 secs

    Rabbi Adam Kligfeld's Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, September 3, 2022.

  • Shabbat Sermon: "The Judge In Those Times"

    September 3rd, 2022  |  13 mins 33 secs

    Rabbi Elliot Dorf's Shabbat Sermon at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, September 3, 2022.

  • Meditation and Mindfulness with Rabbi Adam Kligfeld

    September 2nd, 2022  |  16 mins 31 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.

  • Elul Learning Series 2022: Spiritual Poetic Expressions of the High Holiday Mahzor - Class 3

    September 2nd, 2022  |  1 hr 5 mins

    Rabbi Joel Rembaum leads a class reading and reflecting upon the mystical spirituality of a selection of classical poems embedded in the liturgy of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The text used is the Mahzor Lev Shalem, with its fine English translation and insightful commentary.

    This is the third class in the series conducted via Zoom on August 31. 2022.

  • Elul Learning Series 2022: Back to Basics of Journal Writing

    September 1st, 2022  |  35 mins 47 secs

    Annie Spar leads an interactive class in journaling as a practice to deepen the meaning of the High Holy Days.

    This class was conducted via Zoom on September 1, 2022.

  • Elul Learning Series 2022: Back to Basics of Being a Gabbai Spotter - Class 1

    August 31st, 2022  |  54 mins 40 secs

    Rabbi Cantor Hillary Chorny leads a class on what goes into being a spotter at the Torah.

    This class took place at Temple Beth Am and via Zoom on August 30, 2022.

  • Rashi Class: Shemot/Exodus 6:3

    August 31st, 2022  |  58 mins 1 sec

    Rashi Class, a weekly exploration of Torah featuring a deep dive on the text and lively conversation focused on an 11th-century French commentary, conducted by Rabbi Adam Kligfeld at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on Wednesday, August 24, 2022, this week beginning with Shemot/Exodus 6:3

  • Siddur Class #94 - Shir Shel Yom - Part 1

    August 30th, 2022  |  29 mins 28 secs

    Rabbi Avi Havivi's siddur class at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles and via Zoom - August 30, 2022

  • Elul Learning Series 2022: Back to Basics - Jewish Views vs. American & Christian Thought

    August 30th, 2022  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Rabbi Elliot Dorff teaches a class on how the Jewish view has implications for what happens when we go astray, morally, legally, personally in contrast to the views of American and Christian thought.

    This class took at Temple Beth Am via Zoom on August 29, 2022.

  • Shabbat Teaching: Shoftim Seudah Shlishit 2022

    August 27th, 2022  |  22 mins 12 secs

    Shabbat Teaching with Rabbi Rebecca Schatz, August 27, 2022, at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles.

  • Shabbat Teaching: "What Does It Mean To Be A Child Of God?"

    August 27th, 2022  |  20 mins 54 secs

    Shabbat Teaching with Rabbi Matt Shapiro, August 27, 2022, at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles.

  • Elul Learning Series 2022: Spiritual Poetic Expressions of the High Holiday Mahzor - Class 2

    August 24th, 2022  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Rabbi Joel Rembaum leads a class reading and reflecting upon the mystical spirituality of a selection of classical poems embedded in the liturgy of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The text used is the Mahzor Lev Shalem, with its fine English translation and insightful commentary.

    This is the second class in the series conducted via Zoom on August 24. 2022.