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

  • Terumah: Finding God In The Tabernacle And Within Us

    February 16th, 2024  |  45 mins 9 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class at K.I. and via Zoom - guest teacher Rabbi Daniel Sher - Exodus/Shemot 26:1 - February 16, 2024.

  • Navigating Deep Crisis as a People: Law, Politics and Antisemitism

    February 9th, 2024  |  53 mins 15 secs

    Nearly four months after 10/7, uncertainty, loss, and pain continue unabated in Israel and antisemitism is on the rise in North America and around the world. As the war continues and hostages are still held in Gaza, the ICJ is hearing a case against Israel for Genocide, and calls for ceasefire are increasing. How has this war reshaped our Jewish identity? What are the roles of law and politics in Israel, the US, and internationally? And what are the ways for American Jews and Israelis to move forward, both as separate communities and together as a people?

    These subjects and more are part of this talk by Dr. Masua Sagiv at KI on February 8. 2024. Dr. Dr. Sagiv is Scholar in Residence of the Shalom Hartman Institute based in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Koret Visiting Assistant Professor of Jewish and Israel Studies at the Helen Diller Institute, U.C. Berkeley. Masua’s scholarly work focuses on the development of contemporary Judaism in Israel, as a culture, religion, nationality, and as part of Israel’s identity as a Jewish and democratic state. Her research explores the role of law, state actors and civil society organizations in promoting social change across diverse issues: shared society, religion and gender, religion and state, and Jewish peoplehood.

  • Yitro: Soaring Towards God On Eagle's Wings

    February 2nd, 2024  |  47 mins 27 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class at K.I. and via Zoom - Exodus/Shemot - 19:1 - February 2, 2024.

  • Beshallach: Trust, Belief and Truth

    January 26th, 2024  |  59 mins 7 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class at K.I. and via Zoom - Exodus/Shemot - 14:5 - January 26, 2024.

  • Bo: Renewal Is In Our Hands

    January 19th, 2024  |  49 mins 54 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class at K.I. and via Zoom - Exodus/Shemot - 10:1 - January 19, 2024.

  • Vaera: Despair, Cynicism and Hope

    January 12th, 2024  |  56 mins 48 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class at K.I. and via Zoom - Exodus/Shemot - 5:1 - January 12, 2024.

  • Shemot: Women And Their Conspiracy Of Compassion

    January 5th, 2024  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class at K.I. and via Zoom - Exodus/Shemot - 1:1 - January 5, 2024.

  • Miketz: The Joseph Saga Continues

    December 15th, 2023  |  55 mins 58 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class at K.I. and via Zoom - Genesis/Bereshit 44:1-44:17 - December 15, 2023.

  • Vayeshev: The Tearing Apart of Joseph

    December 8th, 2023  |  1 hr 1 min

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class at K.I. and via Zoom - Genesis/Bereshit 37:1-40:23 - December 8, 2023.

  • Jewish Attitudes About Death and Dying - Class 3

    December 6th, 2023  |  1 hr 4 mins

    This is the final class in a 3 part series. It took place in person at Kehillat Israel and via Zoom on December 4, 2023.

  • Vayishlach: Self-Defense and Moral Dilemma

    December 1st, 2023  |  54 mins 42 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class at K.I. and via Zoom - Genesis/Bereshit 31:51-36:43- December 1, 2023.

  • Toldot: Dealing With The Good And Evil Inside Us

    November 17th, 2023  |  1 hr 5 mins

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class at K.I. and via Zoom - Genesis/Bereshit 25:19 - November 17, 2023.

  • Jewish Attitudes About Death and Dying - Class 2

    November 9th, 2023  |  53 mins 4 secs

    This is the second of a 3 part series. It took place in person at Kehillat Israel and via Zoom on November 6, 2023.

  • Vayera: Perhaps The Most Troubling Story In Torah

    November 3rd, 2023  |  50 mins 24 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class at K.I. and via Zoom - Genesis/Bereshit 22:1 - November 3, 2023.

  • Jewish Attitudes About Death and Dying - Class 1

    October 31st, 2023  |  58 mins

    This is the first of a 3 part series. It took place in person at Kehillat Israel and via Zoom on October 30, 2023.

  • Lech Lecha: An Old Story Very Relevant Today

    October 27th, 2023  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class at K.I. and via Zoom - Genesis/Bereshit 15:1 - October 27, 2023.