Posted on February 9, 2017 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Listen in as the Rabbinical Students explore appropriate political engagement, how to mobilize Jewish wisdom for social justice, and other timely questions!

Posted on November 9, 2016 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Are you looking to process your thoughts and feelings about yesterday’s election in a nuanced and seriously religious way?  Then join our Ziegler School students for this post-election, open mic, question and answer special with our dean, Rabbi Brad Artson!

Posted on October 21, 2016 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

We have a very special podcast to share with you today, as our dean, Rabbi Artson, takes you on a deeply intimate and powerful autobiographical journey through illness, love, family and God.

Posted on October 10, 2016 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

In preparation for Yom Kippur, we are so happy to share with you these words from our dean, Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, where he paints the shofar as a perfect symbol for our Judaism, with its broad bell pointed out to the wider world!

Posted on October 10, 2016 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

In preparation for Yom Kippur, we are so happy to share with you these words from our dean, Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, where he paints the shofar as a perfect symbol for our Judaism, with its broad bell pointed out to the wider world!

Posted on October 5, 2016 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Join Rabbi Artson, and the members of Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, California, for our dean’s annual Rosh Hashanah sermon.  This year, Rabbi Artson, re-frames the High Holidays as a “wake up call” to the innumerable miracles in our lives that we might otherwise let slip by unnoticed

Posted on September 14, 2016 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Join our Ziegler students for this semester’s first open mic Q & A session with our Dean, Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson.  Topics covered in this session range from politicians in Talitot, to questions for the Committee on Jewish Law and Standards, to God’s favorite languages and the physical characteristics of angels!

Posted on August 29, 2016 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

Join our Ziegler Students for the opening breakfast and study session of our new, fall term.  In this class, Rabbi Artson asks, “Why do we study Torah?”  To which he offers a seemingly radical, yet traditionally rooted answer, “Our Torah study has the power to revive God.”

Posted on June 29, 2016 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

In honor of the Ziegler School of Rabbinic Studies 20th Anniversary, our dean, Rabbi Brad Artson, shared these powerful words on the future of our Conservative movement.  “We have work to do,” Rabbi Artson insists.  Advocating for a Judaism that cares to learn the latest insights of the natural and social sciences, and is deeply literate in the Torah, our dean argues that we must apply that broad wisdom to the challenges of our day, and live our Torah as only our generation can,  spreading healing, human decency, compassion and inclusivity to the world.

Posted on June 8, 2016 by Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

In honor of Shavuot, and the anniversary of our encounter with the Divine at Sinai, we bring you a new sermon from our dean, Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson.  In this address to the IKAR community in LA, Rabbi Artson shares the Bible’s counter cultural vision of the origin of evil – “Weak people do evil in the world because they believe their worth comes from their ability to control” – and it’s prescription for repair, the Sabbatical and Jubilee Years.