Kol Tefilla 2020

January 31 – February 2, 2020 Shevat 5 – 7, 5780

Save the date for Kol Tefilla 2020, the third iteration of the conference and Shabbaton that focuses on truly elevated prayer. Registration link to follow.

We know that whichever Shabbat we are all together will be one of spirituality, innovation, creativity and building relationships around prayer. We hope that you are able to join us with old friends and also by bringing some new ones!

January 31-February 2, 2020 at Temple Beth Am in Los Angeles, CA

Through the Torah of Parashat Bo, we will seek meaning together and ask the question of "mah zot?" What is this?: this spiritual practice, this davening routine, this way of feeling our hearts break open to new opportunity and enhanced experience.

This 2020 date allows us to feature Rabbi Yosef Goldman & Chava Mirel (bios below). Yosef & Chava will headline Saturday night's concert, a production of the Sacred Sounds Unbound collaborative music series between Temple Beth Am and Temple Emanuel of Beverly Hills. Please feel free to share this save-the-date information about the event widely with friends and colleagues.

As ongoing inspiration for the current season, enjoy this tune featuring Rabbi Goldman and Chava in a beautiful intention for counting the omer.

We look forward to sharing registration information soon, and to being together to celebrate the ways in which we ask questions and teach each other "what is this?" at Kol Tefilla 2020.


Rabbi Yosef Goldman is the creative and spiritual adviser to Hadar's Rising Song Institute. A longtime singer in the Hadar Ensemble and a beloved musician and teacher of Jewish song, Yosef has facilitated prayer in communities across the spectrum of Jewish movements. His "Gesher" was the signature musical piece of Kol Tefilla 2.0 – you may find the recording of our communal efforts on The Commons, (along with other music from the event). Sacred Sounds Unbound is proud to support Yosef in the production of his debut album.

Chava Mirel is a singer, composer, and multi-instrumentalist who combines rich, luxurious vocals with deep pocket rhythms to bringing a new approach to Jewish music. With themes of gratitude, self-acceptance, balance, and responsibility for each other, Chava’s songs bring comfort and uplift the spirit. Chava’s songs are featured on the URJ Dunst Social Justice Music Project album, the Behrman House "Hebrew in Harmony" and the "Gift of Music" curated by Jewish Rock Radio. She has recorded two albums, as well as writes and records with Josh Niehaus.


January 31-2, 2020
Shevat 5-7, 5780


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Temple Beth Am
1039 S La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035