Kehillat Israel Podcasts

Torah study, sermons and seminars on Jewish topics presented at Kehillat Israel, the largest Reconstructionist congregation in the world.

About the show

Recordings of the weekly Friday morning Torah study class at Kehillat Israel in Pacific Palisades, California as well as other events at K.I. including sermons, classes and public events.

Kehillat Israel is an inclusive Jewish synagogue community, which honors diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds. Grounded in Jewish cultural and religious tradition, and guided by the core Reconstructionist principle to value both the wisdom of the past and the need for evolving belief and practice, KI seeks through prayer, learning and Tikkun Olam to create a sacred space in which its members of all ages may find meaning, purpose and joy.

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Episodes

  • Bo: The First Step To Freedom Is Ours

    January 27th, 2023  |  54 mins 47 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class in person and via Zoom - Exodus/Shemot 10:1-11:3 -January 27, 2023

  • Vaera I: Slavery As A Mentality

    January 20th, 2023  |  54 mins 38 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class in person and via Zoom - Exodus/Shemot 6:2-7:7 -January 20, 2023

  • A Foundation For Thoughtful Judaism - Class 1

    January 19th, 2023  |  1 hr 14 mins

    In the first class in her series, Rabbi Amy Bernstein talks about her recent trip to Israel, the new Israeli government, and introduces a curriculum from the Hartman Institute.

    This event took place in person and via Zoom on January 18, 2023..

  • Shemot I: Women Take Charge

    January 13th, 2023  |  58 mins 49 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class via Zoom - Exodus/Shemot 1:1-2:25 -January 13, 2023

  • My Favorite Lessons from Talmud and Midrash - Class 1

    January 12th, 2023  |  57 mins 39 secs

    Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben leads an informative and entertaining look at stories and laws from the Jewish tradition.

    This is the first class in a four part series. It took place at Kehillat Israel in person and via Zoom on January 12, 2023

  • Vayechi I: The Power Of Women In The Story

    January 6th, 2023  |  51 mins

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class at K.I. and via Zoom - guest teacher Rabbi Daniel Sher - Genesis/Bereshit 47:28-48:22 - January 6, 2023

  • Vayigash I: Dealing With Family Trauma

    December 30th, 2022  |  58 mins 20 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class via Zoom - Genesis/Bereshit 44:18-45:27 - December 30, 2022

  • Vayeshev 1: The Perils of Finding Peace

    December 16th, 2022  |  51 mins 11 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class at K.I. and via Zoom - Genesis/Bereshit 37:1-36 - December 16, 2022

  • Vayishlach I: The People Who Struggle With God

    December 9th, 2022  |  53 mins 52 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class at K.I. and via Zoom - Genesis/Bereshit 32:4-33:20 - December 9, 2022

  • 1 Topic, 2 Rabbis, 3 Plus Opinions - The December Dilemma

    December 8th, 2022  |  47 mins 5 secs

    Rabbis Amy Bernstein and Daniel Sher engage in a spirited discussion of Jews' relation to Christian holidays like Christmas and Easter.

    This disucssion took place in person at K.I. and via Zoom on December 8, 2022.

  • Vayetzei I: Jacob And The Ladder

    December 2nd, 2022  |  55 mins 51 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class via Zoom - Genesis/Bereshit 28:10-30:13 - December 2, 2022

  • Understanding and Responding to Antisemitism

    November 29th, 2022  |  1 hr 5 mins

    In trhis capitvating talk, Rick Hirschhaut, Los Angeles Director of the American Jewish Committee, discusses the challenge of antisemitism in today's world. The session was presented by Kehillat Israel via Zoom on November 28, 2022. Hirschhaut is a longtime civil rights advocate and Jewish communal leader who has served in senior executive roles with the Anti-Defamation League, Illinois Holocaust Museum, and American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.  He has worked to advance human rights and democratic values and promote the security and well-being of Jews and other vulnerable communities in the United States, Israel and around the world.

    Rick Hirschhaut is introduced by Cantor Chayim Frenkel and Rabbi Daniel Sher.

  • Chaye Sarah: Isaac and Rebecca - Love As Brokenness Addressed

    November 18th, 2022  |  53 mins 25 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class at Kehillat Israel and via Zoom - Genesis/Bereshit 24:1 - November 18, 2022

  • Lech Lecha I: Avram's Internal And External Journeys

    November 4th, 2022  |  57 mins

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class at Kehillat Israel and via Zoom - Genesis/Bereshit 12:1-13:18 - November 4, 2022

  • Noach I: What's In The Ark?

    October 28th, 2022  |  56 mins 30 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class at Kehillat Israel and via Zoom - Genesis/Bereshit 6:9-8:14 - October 28, 2022

  • Bereshit I: Inside The Second Creation Story

    October 21st, 2022  |  50 mins 12 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class at Kehillat Israel and via Zoom - Genesis 1:1-2:3 - October 21, 2022