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

  • Exploring the Parasha: Shoftim

    August 13th, 2021  |  54 mins 21 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 August 13, 2021.

  • Meditation and Mindfulness with Rabbi Cantor Hillary Chorny

    August 13th, 2021  |  14 mins 13 secs

    Rabbi Cantor Hillary Chorny fills in for Rabbi Adam Kligfled and 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 Chorny's voice and direction guide you into a world of serenity and tranquility.

  • Elul Learning Series 2021: Rambam's Hilkhot Teshuvah

    August 13th, 2021  |  42 mins 28 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.

  • Elul Learning Series 2021: Homelessness and Security - When Values Collide

    August 11th, 2021  |  58 mins 3 secs

    In this class, Rabbi Aryeh Cohen discusses one of the pressing issues faced by our society today and the implciations for our community. Temple Beth Am occupies a large amount of real estate whose public face is welcoming to members and daveners (smiles and welcomes) and could be intimidating and unwelcoming (gates and security) to our unhoused neighbors. Is this a problem? Is it our Jewish problem? What can we do about it?

    This class is part of Temple Beth Am's 2021 Elul Learning Series: (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 Assistant Rabbi Rebecca Schatz who introduces Rabbi Cohen.

    This class was conducted via Zoom on August 11, 2021

  • Sources Through Srugim

    August 11th, 2021  |  43 mins 47 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 11.

    The discussion was conducted via Zoom on August 11. 2021.

  • Meditation and Mindfulness with Rabbi Matt Shapiro

    August 11th, 2021  |  11 mins 40 secs

    Rabbi Matt Shapiro fills in for Rabbi Adam Kligfled and 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 Shapiro's voice and direction guide you into a world of serenity and tranquility.

  • Elul Learning Series 2021: Ritual Design Course

    August 10th, 2021  |  1 hr 54 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.

  • Siddur Class #64: Weekday Amidah - The Final Three Brachot - Part 1

    August 10th, 2021  |  40 mins 15 secs

    Rabbi Avi Havivi's siddur class at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles in the main sanctuary and via Zoom - August 10, 2021

  • Elul Learning Series 2021: The Jewish Tradition and Mental Health

    August 9th, 2021  |  59 mins 42 secs

    As we navigate this challenging time in which so many of us are grappling with questions around mental health and well-being, join Rabbi Elliot Dorff for a nuanced and meaningful exploration of what our tradition teaches about maintaining and supporting mental health.

    This class is part of Temple Beth Am's 2021 Elul Learning Series: (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 Assistant Rabbi Rebecca Schatz who introduces Rabbi Dorff.

    This class was conducted via Zoom on August 9, 2021

  • Exploring the Parasha: Re'eh

    August 8th, 2021  |  1 hr 1 min

    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 August 6, 2021.

  • Shabbat Sermon: Morning - Re'eh

    August 7th, 2021  |  6 mins 9 secs

    Rabbi Rebecca Schatz's Shabbat Sermon at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, on August 7, 2021.

  • Meditation and Mindfulness with Rabbi Cantor Hillary Chorny

    August 6th, 2021  |  8 mins 55 secs

    Rabbi Cantor Hillary Chorny fills in for Rabbi Adam Kligfled and 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 Chorny's voice and direction guide you into a world of serenity and tranquility.

  • Sources Through Srugim

    August 4th, 2021  |  55 mins 15 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 10.

    The discussion was conducted via Zoom on August 4. 2021.

  • Meditation and Mindfulness with Rabbi Matt Shapiro

    August 4th, 2021  |  10 mins 23 secs

    Rabbi Matt Shapiro 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 Shapiro's voice and direction guide you into a world of serenity and tranquility.

  • Siddur Class #63: Weekday Amidah - The Middle Brachot - Part 8

    August 3rd, 2021  |  39 mins 23 secs

    Rabbi Avi Havivi's siddur class at Temple Beth Am Los Angeles in the main sanctuary and via Zoom - August 3, 2021

  • Shabbath Teaching: Greatness vs. Wholeness

    July 31st, 2021  |  22 mins 38 secs

    Rabbinic Intern Joshua Jacbob's Shabbat Teaching at Temple Beth Am, Los Angeles, Saturday, July 31, 2021.