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

  • Rabbi Daniel Sher's Rosh Hashanah Sermon 2020: Kindness is Not Enough

    September 20th, 2020  |  12 mins 42 secs

    Kehaillat Israel High Holy Days

  • Rabbi Amy Bernstein's Rosh Hashanah Sermon 2020

    September 19th, 2020  |  16 mins 8 secs

    Kehillat Israel High Holy Days

  • Rabbi Amy Bernstein's Erev Rosh Hashanah Sermon 2020

    September 19th, 2020  |  14 mins 28 secs

    Kehillat Israel High Holy Days

  • Nitzavim I: Standing Together - Then and Now

    September 11th, 2020  |  54 mins 21 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class via Zoom - Deuteronomy 29:9-30:11 - September 11, 2020.

  • Ki Tavo I: What Is Our Social Responsibility?

    September 4th, 2020  |  52 mins 6 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class via Zoom - Deuteronomy 26:1-27:10 - September 4, 2020.

  • KI Tetze I: Finding The Treasure Within

    August 28th, 2020  |  51 mins 16 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class via Zoom - Deuteronomy Chapter 22 - August 28, 2020.

  • Shoftim I: A Democratic Revolution in Politics

    August 21st, 2020  |  49 mins 33 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class via Zoom - Deuteronomy 16:18-18:5 - August 21, 2020.

  • Spiritual Sustenance in a Time of Crisis

    August 18th, 2020  |  1 hr 11 mins

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein discusses a Hartman Institute talk by Melila Hellner-Eshed which explored Jewish tradition for what it means to find faith while sitting in the darkness.

    Melila Hellner-Eshed, Ph.D., is a Research Fellow of the Kogod Research Center at Shalom Hartman Institute and the Director of Maskilot, an intensive two-year program for female doctoral candidates. She has been a professor of Jewish mysticism and Zohar in the Department of Jewish Studies at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem for over two decades.

    Rabbi Bernstein's conducted the discussion via Zoom on August 18, 2020.

  • Reeh I: Sacrifice, Ritual and Morality

    August 14th, 2020  |  1 hr 4 mins

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class via Zoom - Deuteronomy 11:16-12:28 - August 14, 2020.

  • Ekev I: Gratitude - When Is Enough Enough?

    August 7th, 2020  |  56 mins 40 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class via Zoom - Deuteronomy 7:12-9:3 - August 7, 2020.

  • Vaetchanan I: Moses, Leadership and the Law

    July 31st, 2020  |  56 mins 53 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class - Deuteronomy 3:23-5:18 - July 31, 2020.

    Due to the current coronavirus crisis and the guidelines of the State of California and the City of Los Angeles, it was not possible for the class to meet with Rabbi Bernstein at Kehillat Israel. So she conducted the class on the internet via Zoom with the students paticipating from their homes. Rabbi Bernstein will continue to conduct the class via Zoom until it is possible to once again get together in person.

  • The Challenge Of Empathy In Times Of Crisis: Four Jewish Philosophical Reflections

    July 30th, 2020  |  1 hr 15 mins

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein discusses the ideas of Dr. Micah Goodman via Zoom on July 30, 2020. Dr. Goodman is a Research Fellow of the Kogod Research Center at Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem.

  • Devarim I: Reading Deuteronomy Through A Different Lens

    July 24th, 2020  |  59 mins 34 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class - Deuteronomy 1:1-2:1 - July 24, 2020.

    Due to the current coronavirus crisis and the guidelines of the State of California and the City of Los Angeles, it was not possible for the class to meet with Rabbi Bernstein at Kehillat Israel. So she conducted the class on the internet via Zoom with the students paticipating from their homes. Rabbi Bernstein will continue to conduct the class via Zoom until it is possible to once again get together in person.

  • Matot I: Vows, Gender and Responsibility

    July 17th, 2020  |  53 mins 44 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class - Numbers 30:2-31:54 - July 17, 2020.

    Due to the current coronavirus crisis and the guidelines of the State of California and the City of Los Angeles, it was not possible for the class to meet with Rabbi Bernstein at Kehillat Israel. So she conducted the class on the internet via Zoom with the students paticipating from their homes. Rabbi Bernstein will continue to conduct the class via Zoom until it is possible to once again get together in person.

  • Pinchas I: The Fascinating Story of Serach, A Woman You Probably Never Heard Of

    July 10th, 2020  |  1 hr 10 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class - Numbers 25:10-26:51 - July 10, 2020.

    Due to the current coronavirus crisis and the guidelines of the State of California and the City of Los Angeles, it was not possible for the class to meet with Rabbi Bernstein at Kehillat Israel. So she conducted the class on the internet via Zoom with the students paticipating from their homes. Rabbi Bernstein will continue to conduct the class via Zoom until it is possible to once again get together in person.

  • Chukat I: Personal Responsibility And The Community

    July 1st, 2020  |  54 mins 48 secs

    Rabbi Amy Bernstein's weekly Torah study class - Numbers 19:1-21:20 - July 3, 2020.

    Due to the current coronavirus crisis and the guidelines of the State of California and the City of Los Angeles, it was not possible for the class to meet with Rabbi Bernstein at Kehillat Israel. So she conducted the class on the internet via Zoom with the students paticipating from their homes. Rabbi Bernstein will continue to conduct the class via Zoom until it is possible to once again get together in person.