20 episodes

Rabbis Peter Berg and Loren Filson Lapidus host this podcast from The Temple, a Reform Jewish synagogue in midtown Atlanta. Delve into Jewish topics and get to know our historic congregation and the Atlanta Jewish community through meaningful and fun conversations and interviews.

The Podcast from The Temple Rabbis Berg and Lapidus

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Rabbis Peter Berg and Loren Filson Lapidus host this podcast from The Temple, a Reform Jewish synagogue in midtown Atlanta. Delve into Jewish topics and get to know our historic congregation and the Atlanta Jewish community through meaningful and fun conversations and interviews.

    Episode 20: Opera in a Tent

    Episode 20: Opera in a Tent

    We're back! To kick off the new year 5781, we are so excited to speak with Tomer Zvulun, General and Artistic Director of the Atlanta Opera and member of The Temple. He shares his journey to opera, the challenges and opportunities brought by the pandemic, and some insight into The Kaiser from Atlantis, which was written in 1943 in the Theresienstadt concentration camp, and will open in the Big Tent on October 23. For more information on the shows live or online, go to atlantaopera.org. And, send in any questions to be answered in a future episode to podcast@the-temple.org

    • 33 min
    Episode 19: The "Super Bowl" of Sermons

    Episode 19: The "Super Bowl" of Sermons

    Do you ever wonder how the rabbis come up with their High Holy Day sermons? Join us as we debrief our respective writing and reflecting processes, and talk about the meaning of these particular sermons. If you are interested in joining us for High Holy Day services, please go to www.the-temple.org/high-holy-days for more information!

    • 22 min
    Episode 18: What to Wear?

    Episode 18: What to Wear?

    Have you ever wondered why the clergy wear white robes for the High Holy Days? And have you wondered what to wear and what to do to set up your sanctuary at home for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur virtual services this year? During this episode, we answer these questions and reflect how to make these days meaningful, even amidst these unusual circumstances. 

    • 20 min
    Episode 17: Time to Prepare

    Episode 17: Time to Prepare

    This week starts the month of Elul, the last month of the Jewish year. Join us as we start to reflect on how we can prepare for the High Holy Days this year. Hear some updates on what The Temple is doing to make our virtual High Holy Days engaging and interactive, and get some ideas for how to make this experience meaningful from home. This is the first of many High Holy Day-themed conversations, so send your questions to podcast@the-temple.org to be answered in a future episode! And, for more info about The Temple's offerings, please go to www.the-temple.org/high-holy-days.

    • 15 min
    Episode 16: The Power of the Shema

    Episode 16: The Power of the Shema

    It's the time of year when we read the Torah portion that includes the words of the Shema. Join us as we reflect on the power of the Shema during these times of uncertainty, the meaning of the commandments that are introduced in Deuteronomy...and an update on where rabbis like to hike in Atlanta! Many of our upcoming episodes will center around preparing for the High Holy Days, so send your questions to podcast@the-temple.org!

    • 15 min
    Episode 15: What happens when both sides are right?

    Episode 15: What happens when both sides are right?

    As we sit socially distanced and acutely aware of our droplets and aerosols, Peter and Loren talk about the current debates happening about school openings and what Judaism says about a situation where both sides represent valid and important values. And, as we start to really count down to High Holy Days 5781, we give a brief preview of what it will mean to lead virtual services this year. 

    • 19 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

luisa BABA ,

Mohel Dr MEIZEL

I had the privilege to meet him at the Brit Mila of 2 of my grandsons, 2 years and 3 months ago respectively.
As a part time Atlanta resident, due to our two children and their spouses relocating from New York and California 2 years ago, we are new grandparents. Not knowing anybody in the community, we were lucky enough to be referred to Dr MEIZEL for the Bris. All of the family fell in love with him immediately.
I am a physician in South Florida and am well connected with the medical and the Jewish community down there. Have assisted to many many Brit Milot over the years. I was very impressed and confident with Jonathan. Not only his being a pediatric surgeon (can't ask for a more perfect specialty for this job....!) . But his kindness, warmth and personality was a definite win over.
Our Brit Mila in March 18 2020, was precisely on the week of "Covid-19" storm. Stress was in the air with family that could not come from Miami, and family that had just flown in from California. He was calm and eloquent and reassuring. We will be eternally greatful for that.
Luisa Sztern Robel, M.D. (New Temple member)

Micah Lapidus ,

Authentic and insightful

Digestible wisdom with
Humor and relevance. Ancient teachings resonate and inspire

Shana's Mom ,

Witty and insightful

I really enjoy listening to these 2 pulpit rabbis talk about very down-to-earth topics. They have a great rapport.

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