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.

Episodes

  • Terumah I: That God May Dwell Among Us

    February 28th, 2020  |  53 mins 3 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class, guest teacher Rabbi Steven Carr Reuben - Exodus 25:1-40 - February 28, 2020

  • Mishpatim I 2020: Slavery And Human Rights

    February 21st, 2020  |  1 hr 7 mins

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class - Exodus 21:1-22:3 - February 21, 2020

  • Hartman Study Class 2: The Jewish Problem on American Soil

    February 20th, 2020  |  1 hr 24 mins

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein shares more insights from her study as part of the Rabbinic Leadership Initiative at The Shalom Harman Institute in Jerusalem. This class is based on a lecture by Yehuda Kurtzer, Prrsident of the Shalom Hartman Institute of North American in which he discussed what he thinks are the revolutionary changes in the American Jewish experience and their implications for the future. Rabbi Berrnstein's Class held at Kehillat Israel February 19, 2020

  • Yitro 2020: What Does It Mean To Be Jewish?

    February 14th, 2020  |  1 hr 11 mins

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class - Exodus 18:1-20:23 - February 14, 2020

  • Beshalach I 2020: Fighting The Fear To Move Forward

    February 7th, 2020  |  1 hr 5 mins

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class - Exodus 13:17-15:26 - February 7, 2020

  • Bo I 2020: The Pharoah Within Us

    January 31st, 2020  |  1 hr 10 mins

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class - Exodus 10:1-11:3 - January 31, 2020

  • Hartman Study Class 1: Pluralism and Peoplehood

    January 30th, 2020  |  1 hr 32 mins

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein shares insights from her study as part of the Rabbinic Leadership Initiative at The Shalom Harman Institute in Jerusalem. Kehillat Israel class January 29, 2020

  • Vaera I 2020: The Seeds of Redemption

    January 24th, 2020  |  1 hr 2 mins

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class - Exodus 6:2-7:7 - January 24, 2020

  • Shemot I 2020: What Does It Mean To "Know"?

    January 17th, 2020  |  55 mins 52 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class - guest teacher Rabbi Emeritus Steven Carr Reuben - Exodus 1:1-2:25 - Jan. 17, 2020

  • Vayechi I 2020: The Death of Jacob/Israel

    January 10th, 2020  |  55 mins 3 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class - guest teacher Rabbi Emeritus Steven Carr Reuben - Genesis 47:28-48:22 - Jan. 10, 2020

  • Vayigash I 2020: Joseph Reveals Himself

    January 3rd, 2020  |  59 mins 22 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class - guest teacher Rabbi Emeritus Steven Carr Reuben - Genesis 44:18-45:27 - Jan. 3, 2020

  • Miketz 2019: The Many Masks of Joseph

    December 27th, 2019  |  58 mins 59 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class - guest teacher Rabbi Emeritus Steven Carr Reuben - Genesis 41:1-44:17 - Dec. 27, 2019

  • Vayayshev I 2019: Joseph The Dreamer

    December 20th, 2019  |  1 hr 6 mins

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class - Genesis 37:1-36 - Dec. 20, 2019

  • Vayishlach: Jacob The Wrestler

    December 14th, 2019  |  1 hr 11 mins

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class - Genesis 32:4-33:20 - Dec. 16, 2016

  • Vayetzei I 2019: Laban, Rachael and Leah - A Tale of Deception

    December 6th, 2019  |  56 mins 5 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class - Genesis 29:1-30:13 - Dec. 6, 2019

  • Does Unconditional Support For Zionism And Israel Still Matter?

    November 29th, 2019  |  1 hr 5 mins

    Dr. Saba Soomekh, American Jewish Committee–LA, speaking at Kehillat Israel’s annual Israel Matters speaker event on November 19, 2019. The event is introduced and moderated by Rick Entin, past Chair of Israel Matters programming at KI. Dr. Soomekh discusses some of the most pressing issues confronting American Jewish support for Israel including: political divisiveness in America, the rise in Anti-Semitism and Anti-Zionism, and the changing demographic landscape in Israel.