Kol Tefilla 3.0 Shabbaton and Conference 2020

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"Mah zot?" What Is This?" A weekend exploration of spiritual practice




This Year's Theme is: "Mah Zot? What Is This?"

Shabbaton and Conference in Los Angeles, CA     January 31- February 2, 2020

~ 10:00am Friday - ~ 1:00pm Sunday

hosted in partnership with 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.



The registration fee for the event is USD $150 per person.

Students: If cost is a barrier for current rabbinic or cantorial students, there may be funding available to support your attendance. Please contact Rabbi Hillary Chorny, Cantor with interest or questions.

TBA Members: If you wish to register for the weekend's events, please contact Rachel Sisk about special pricing for members of the host congregation.



It may be useful as you plan travel to know that the weekend will begin with an optional session around 10:00am on January 31, and the official opening session around 1:00pm that Friday afternoon, January 31.

The weekend will close on Sunday, February 2 around 1:00pm.

In order for participants to maximize the experience at Kol Tefilla, we recommend that return flights on Sunday be booked after 4:00pm Pacific.



Participants are invited to make their own, independent arrangements for weekend accommodations. Home hospitality may be available for those interested. Kindly complete this form if you are interested in being hosted by a Temple Beth Am family.

Additionally, please note that Kol Tefilla has not reserved hotel rooms, nor are recommendations being made for where participants should stay. We hope that you will feel free to enjoy staying wherever in Los Angeles you are comfortable.

For those interested in the closest accommodations to the host synagogue, however, the following hotels are located within a mile and a half walk from Temple Beth Am.

The Carlyle Inn

Residence Inn by Marriott, Beverly Hills

Beverly Hills Marriott

SLS Beverly Hills


EXPLORE below the tentative schedule for this year's weekend experience.

READ about the origins and implementation of the first, dynamic Kol Tefilla Shabbaton & Conference: 


LISTEN to music that inspires Kol Tefilla.

CONNECT with other members of USCJ affiliated congregations in the Kol Tefilla Club on The Commons. Haven't signed up for The Commons yet? You may do so here: www.thecommons.uscj.org/register



Tentative Schedule - Friday, January 31, 2020

Optional Observation of Tefilla at Pressman Academy

Registration Opens 

Optional Mid-Morning Meditation

Optional Walking Tour of Pico Robertson Neighborhood and Lunch On Own

Opening Plenary Session with Rabbi Joshua Rabin, Rabbi Yosef Goldman & Chava Mirel

Minha (5:05pm candle lighting)

Shabbat Sovev Service

Community Shabbat Dinner

Open Our Heart Niggun Immersive with Rabbi Yosef Goldman and Chava Mirel 


Tentative Schedule - Saturday, February 1, 2020

Optional Minyanim

Meditation Minyan

Shir Hadash Service – featuring a Bat Mitzvah

Library Minyan - lay led, traditional minyan

Kol Tefilla Together for Kol HaKolot (Shabbat davening)

Tot Shabbat with Cantor Elana Jagoda

Community-Wide Kiddush Lunch

Tot Shabbat Workshop 



USCJ Plenary Learning Session with Rabbi Joshua Rabin


Seudah Shlishit (light dinner), Learning, Ma’ariv

Sacred Sounds Unbound Concert

Concert After Party

Singing After Dark with Charlie Kramer


Tentative Schedule - Sunday, February 2, 2020

Temple Beth Am Daily Minyan

Travel to Santa Monica Beach

Shuk Ha’Tefilla - Marketplace of Prayer Ideas

Picnic Brunch and Group Processing 

Hama’alot Shacharit Service

Closing and L’hitraot 

Return to Temple Beth Am

January 31st, 2020 1:00 PM   through   February 2nd, 2020 1:00 PM
Temple Beth Am
1039 S. La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
United States

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Registration Fee
Registration Fee $ 150.00

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