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

  • Shabbat Teaching: Shabbat Shuvah Afternoon Learning

    September 11th, 2021  |  29 mins 42 secs

    Rabbi-Cantor Hillary Chorny's Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on September 11, 2021.

  • Shabbat Sermon: Remembering 9/11

    September 11th, 2021  |  11 mins 45 secs

    Rabbi Adam Kligfeld, Rabbi-Cantor Hillary Chorny, and Rabbi Rebecca Schatz 's remembrance of 9/11.

  • Shabbat Sermon: Vayeilech - Remembering 9/11

    September 11th, 2021  |  13 mins 50 secs

    Dr. Erica Rothblum's Shabbat Sermon at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on September 11, 2021.

  • Exploring the Parasha: Vayelech

    September 10th, 2021  |  50 mins 1 sec

    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 10, 2021

  • Meditation and Mindfulness with Rabbi Adam Kligfeld

    September 10th, 2021  |  17 mins 22 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.

  • Rosh Hashanah Sermon by Rabbi-Cantor Hillary Chorny

    September 8th, 2021  |  5 mins 52 secs

    Rabbi-Cantor Hillary Chorny's Rosh Hashanah sermon at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on Wednesday, September 8, 2021.

  • Rosh Hashanah Sermon by Rabbi Adam Kligfeld: Enriching Your Life, and The World, With What You Don’t Say and Do.

    September 7th, 2021  |  25 mins 46 secs

    Rabbi Adam Kligfled's Rosh Hashanah sermon at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

  • Rosh Hashanah Sermon by Rabbi Rebecca Schatz: Creating our Mosaic Community

    September 7th, 2021  |  21 mins 20 secs

    Rabbi Rebecca Schatz's Rosh Hashanah sermon at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on Tuesday, September 7, 2021.

  • 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.