Kol Tefilla 2.0 Shabbaton and Conference


Kol Tefilla 2.0

Shabbaton and Conference in Los Angeles, CA     January 18-20, 2019

10:00am Friday - 4:00pm Sunday (for full schedule, scroll down)

A partnership between USCJ, Temple Beth Am, Peninsula Sinai Congregation, and others

Featuring an Evening Concert with Nava Tehila & More

Spend Shabbat Shira embracing the possibility of truly elevated prayer!


REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT HAS CLOSED. Please contact Rachel Sisk, USCJ KRM, at rsisk@uscj.org with questions.

If you'd like to join us at Temple Beth Am for Shabbat services, you are invited to do so:

Friday, January 18, Shabbat Sovev at 5:00pm

Saturday, January 19, Service options begin at 9:15am, Mincha with Far West USYers at 4:25pm

Tickets for the Navah Tehila concert on Saturday night can be purchased at www.wisela.org/navatehila

Information about the Urban Voices: A Skid Row Choir concert on Sunday can be found on Facebook here

USD $125 Registration Per Person * includes:

  • Friday morning programming (the event is set to begin at 10:00am)
  • Friday night dinner and tisch
  • Saturday afternoon workshops 
  • Saturday evening Nava Tehila concert and reception
  • Sunday morning Hama'alot and breakfast
  • Sunday morning Nava Tehila workshop
  • Sunday afternoon lunch
  • Sunday afternoon workshops and MLK closing concert/project (the event is set to end at 4:00pm)

- For a full schedule of the weekend, see below -


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

* TBA Members, please see below for available options.


The home hospitality option is closed as of January 14.

Participants are invited to make their own, independent arrangements for weekend accommodations. 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


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


LISTEN to music that inspires Kol Tefilla.


* Members of the host congregation, Temple Beth Am, are invited to participate in the entire Shabbaton & Conference from Friday morning through Sunday afternoon, with all other registered participants.

However, a special opportunity available only to TBA members is the option of attending the Shabbaton - inclusive solely of those events occurring from Friday night through Saturday night: Shabbat dinner, Saturday afternoon workshops, and Nava Tehila Concert & reception. For this option, please select KT2TBA at registration. 

TBA members interested in attending the full Kol Tefilla conference from Friday through Sunday, should register for the event rate of $125. Thank you for your cooperation.



Friday, January 18, 2019

Friday Morning

Morning Prayer Observation Options 

  • 8:50-9:25 am- Pressman Academy- Middle School Tefillah
  • 9:45-10:15 am- Early Childhood Center Tefilla
  • 1:00 pm- Pressman Academy- Elementary School Tefilla

10:00 am-1:00 pm

Registration Opens

10:00-11:00 am

Mid-Morning Meditation

11:00 am-1:30 pm

Walking Tour of Pico Robertson & Self-hosted Lunch (Meet at TBA Entrance)

1:30-3:00 pm

Opening Session- Raising the Bar for Jewish Prayer

  • Rabbi Joshua Rabin, Director of Innovation- USCJ

3:00 pm

Hakhanah L’Shabbat- Preparations for Shabbat

4:45 pm

Minha & Hadlakat Nerot- Afternoon Service & Shabbat Candlelighting Time= 4:52 pm

5:00-6:45 pm

Shabbat Sovev- Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv - Evening Service

  • Rabbi Cantor Hillary Chorny, Rabbi Rebecca Schatz, and Sovevim

7:00-8:00 pm

Community Shabbat Dinner

8:00 pm

Tisch, Dessert & Sovev Service Reflection- inc. Birkat HaMazon & Zemirot- Singing

Saturday, January 19, 2019

9:15 am

Shabbat Morning Tefilla Options- Prayer

  • 9:15 am- Meditation Minyan
  • 9:15 am- Shira Hadash Service
  • 9:45 am- Beiteinu Service
  • 9:45 am- Library Minyan Service

10:15 am-12:00 pm

Kol Tefilla Shacharit- Morning Service

12:15 pm

Community Kiddush Lunch

1:00-3:00 pm

Shabbat Menuha- Free Time

3:00-4:15 pm

Differentiated Spiritualty Workshops

  • Synagogue Success Stories: Debbie Mishek and Rabbi Kvod Wieder
  • Soul Movement: Sara Tanz
  • Text of Justice: Dr. Aryeh Cohen

4:25 pm

Far West USY Minha- Afternoon Service

4:30-5:00 pm

PJ Library Story and Snack for Families with Young Children- Kira Rapoport

5:00-5:50 pm

Dinner and “Koolulam” Singout- Jordan Garfinkel

5:50-6:10 pm

Maariv and Community Havdalah- Evening Service and End to Shabbat

6:15-7:00 pm

“Koolulam” Recording- Jordan Garfinkel

8:00 pm

Nava Tehila Concert- Stephen S. Wise Temple; Transportation Provided for Attendees or Those with cars are welcome to drive themselves or new friends

Sunday, January 20, 2019

8:00 am

Temple Beth Am Daily Minyan 

8:30-9:45 am

Hama’alot Shacharit- Morning Service

9:45-10:15 am

Grab ‘n Go Breakfast

10:15 am-12:15 pm

Nava Tehila Prayer Leadership Workshop

12:15-1:00 pm


1:00-2:45 pm

Creating a Campaign of Change

  • Rabbi Joshua Rabin and Rachel Sisk, USCJ

3:00-4:00 pm

Urban Voices Project Performance and Event Closing

4:00 pm

L’Hitraot- Until We Meet Again


January 18th, 2019 10:00 AM   through   January 23rd, 2019 4:00 PM
Temple Beth Am
1039 S. La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
United States

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Registration Fee
Kol Tefilla Shabbaton and Conference $ 125.00
KT2TBA $ 50.00
Staff $ 0.00

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