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

  • Sources Through Srugim

    July 14th, 2021  |  58 mins 54 secs

    Rabbis Rebecca Schatz and Josh Pernick lead 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 7.

    The discussion was conducted via Zoom on July 14. 2021.

  • Siddur Class #60: Weekday Amidah - The Middle Brachot - Part 5

    July 13th, 2021  |  39 mins 26 secs

    Rabbi Avi Havivi's siddur class at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles in the main sanctuary and via Zoom - July 13, 2021

  • Are You Coming Back? - A Personal Conversation About The Jewish Future With Chancellor Shuly Rubin Schwartz

    July 12th, 2021  |  41 mins 18 secs

    Rabbi Cantor Chorny sits down with Chancellor Shuly Rubin Schwartz of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America to explore life in that flagship institution and beyond, as it swirls in the wake of pandemic.

    Shuly Rubin Schwartz, Irving Lehrman Research Professor of American Jewish History, a groundbreaking scholar of American Jewish history, and a visionary institutional leader, is the eighth chancellor of The Jewish Theological Seminary. She is the first woman to serve in this role since JTS was founded in 1886.

    Chancellor Schwartz is devoted to building on JTS’s unique strengths as a Jewish institution of higher learning that trains future leaders through deep study—with both head and heart—of Jewish texts, ideas, and history. In JTS’s thriving community, students develop the creative ability to imbue others with the intellectual, cultural, and religious sustenance that our tradition offers, and they enrich every community of which they are a part.

    Previously, Dr. Schwartz played a central role in shaping and strengthening JTS’s academic programs, while teaching and mentoring countless students. From 1993 to 2018, she served as dean of the Albert A. List College of Jewish Studies, JTS’s undergraduate dual-degree program with Columbia University and Barnard College. In 2010, she was also named dean of the Gershon Kekst Graduate School. In 2018, she assumed the provostship, while continuing as dean of the Kekst School.

    Chancellor Schwartz was one of the first women on the JTS faculty and played an instrumental role in introducing Jewish gender studies into the curriculum. As a scholar, she brings to light previously overlooked contributions of women to Jewish life and culture over the centuries and continually expands our understanding of American Judaism. Among her publications is the award-winning book, The Rabbi’s Wife, a penetrating examination of the role of rabbis’ wives in the development of American Jewish life.

  • Shabbat Teaching: Chazon Haftorah - Shabbat Before Tisha B'Av

    July 10th, 2021  |  30 mins 40 secs

    Rabbinic Intern Rachel Cohn's Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on July 10, 2021.

  • Shabbat Sermon: Morning - Matot-Masei

    July 10th, 2021  |  10 mins 2 secs

    Rabbi Rebecca Schatz's Shabbat Sermon at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on July 10, 2021.

  • Exploring the Parasha: Matot-Masei

    July 9th, 2021  |  54 mins 35 secs

    Rabbi Rebecca Schatz leads 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 July 9, 2021.

  • Sources Through Srugim

    July 8th, 2021  |  1 hr 2 mins

    Rabbis Rebecca Schatz and Josh Pernick lead 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 6.

    The discussion was conducted via Zoom on July 7. 2021.

  • Rashi Class: Shemot/Exodus 4:6

    July 7th, 2021  |  54 mins 35 secs

    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 July 7, 2021, this week beginning with Shemot/Exodus 4:6.

  • Siddur Class #59: Weekday Amidah - The Middle Brachot - Part 4

    July 6th, 2021  |  42 mins 6 secs

    Rabbi Avi Havivi's siddur class at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles in the main sanctuary and via Zoom - July 6, 2021

  • Shabbat Teaching: Matot-Masei Mincha 2021

    July 3rd, 2021  |  27 mins 24 secs

    Rabbi Rebecca Schatz's Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on July 3, 2021.

  • Shabbat Sermon: Morning - Pinchas

    July 3rd, 2021  |  18 mins 58 secs

    Rabbi Adam Kligfeld's Shabbat Sermon at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on July 3, 2021.

  • Exploring the Parasha: Pinchas

    July 2nd, 2021  |  55 mins 16 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 July 2, 2021.

  • Meditation and Mindfulness with Rabbi Adam Kligfeld

    July 2nd, 2021  |  13 mins 4 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

    June 30th, 2021  |  1 hr 3 mins

    Rabbi Rebecca Schatz is joined this week by Rabbi Dan Pernick to 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 season 3 episode 5.

    The discussion was conducted via Zoom on June 30. 2021.

  • Meditation and Mindfulness with Rabbi Adam Kligfeld

    June 30th, 2021  |  16 mins 6 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 4:4

    June 30th, 2021  |  1 hr 53 secs

    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 June 30, 2021, this week beginning with Shemot/Exodus 4:4.