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

  • Rashi Class: Shemot/Exodus 3:10

    February 10th, 2021  |  58 mins 36 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 February 10, 2021, this week beginning with Shemot/Exodus 3:10.

  • Siddur Class #41: Additional Maariv Prayers

    February 9th, 2021  |  37 mins 47 secs

    Rabbi Avi Havivi's siddur class at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles - February 9, 2021 via Zoom.

  • Are You Coming Back? - A Personal Conversation About The Jewish Future With Chava Mirel

    February 8th, 2021  |  59 mins 30 secs

    In this wide ranging conversation, Rabbi Cantor Hillary Chorny talks with Chava Mirel an internationally touring singer, guitarist, composer, recording artist, spiritual leader and activist. Performing in Folk, World Music, Jazz and other genres, Chava imbues her music with the universal themes of hope, caring, connection, inclusion, and womens and environmental issues.

    An award-winning Jewish music composer, Chava provides outstanding artist-in-residence services at congregations from coast to coast. She has been featured on the Plenary Stage at Union of Reform Judaism Biennial Convention, and her compositions have been included in compilations and songbooks throughout the Jewish world. She is a recent alumnus of Hadar Institute’s Rising Song Fellowship, and her voice has been featured on multiple recordings by other Jewish musical artists that have gained popularity across denominations.

  • Shabbath Teaching: Misphatim

    February 6th, 2021  |  27 mins 38 secs

    Rabbi Hillary Chorny's Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on February 6, 2021.

  • Shabbath Sermon Morning - Yitro

    February 6th, 2021  |  19 mins 39 secs

    Rabbi Matt Shapiro's Shabbat Sermon at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on February 6, 2021.

  • Meditation and Mindfulness with Rabbi Adam Kligfeld

    February 5th, 2021  |  15 mins 53 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.

  • Exploring the Parasha: Yitro

    February 5th, 2021  |  1 hr 2 mins

    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 February 5, 2021.

  • Sources Through Srugim: Niddah under the Chuppah (Chupat niddah)

    February 3rd, 2021  |  52 mins 11 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 season 2 episode 1.

    The discussion was conducted via Zoom on February 3, 2021.

  • Rashi Class: Shemot/Exodus 3:8

    February 3rd, 2021  |  1 hr 52 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 February 3, 2021, this week beginning with Shemot/Exodus 3:8

  • Special Trope: Advanced Chanting - Intro to Shir HaShirim

    February 2nd, 2021  |  40 mins 8 secs

    Join Cantor Chorny for an exploration of the special trope system used to chant the scrolls that we read on festivals and fasts.

    This class was conducted via Zoom on February 2, 2021

  • Siddur Class #40 Shacharit: 2nd Bracha of the Shema - Part 5

    February 2nd, 2021  |  37 mins 30 secs

    Rabbi Avi Havivi's siddur class at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles - February 2, 2021 via Zoom.

  • Shabbat Teaching: Setting Torah Free: the Holy Act of Delegation

    January 30th, 2021  |  21 mins 23 secs

    Rabbinic Intern Rachel Cohn's Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on January 30, 2021.

  • Shabbat Teaching: Morning: - Beshalach

    January 30th, 2021  |  15 mins 43 secs

    Rabbi Adam Kligfeld, Rabbi-Cantor Hillary Chorny, and Rabbi Rebecca Schatz's Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on January 30, 2021.

  • Exploring the Parasha: Beshalach - Exodus 16:32-33

    January 29th, 2021  |  1 hr 2 mins

    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 29, 2021.

  • Sources Through Srugim: Leaving, Loneliness, and Living with Roommates

    January 27th, 2021  |  54 mins 56 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 15, the final episode of the first season.

    The discussion was conducted via Zoom on January 27, 2021.

  • Meditation and Mindfulness with Rabbi Adam Kligfeld

    January 27th, 2021  |  15 mins 13 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.