GOING GREEN with Phipps Conservatory

Saturday, February 9, 2019 12:45 P.M. | Helfant Chapel The Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory is one of the greenest buildings in the world. Join Richard Piacentini, President and CEO of Phipps as he discusses the green transformation of the Conservatory and how the work he has done can teach valuable lessons to Read More…

What is Hazak, Hazak, Venithazzek? Originally published December 21-22, 2019.

As we end the reading of each book of the Torah – Bereshit, Shemot, Vayikra, Bemidbar, and Devarim or Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy – it is customary to say, “Hazak, Hazak, Venithazzek,” which some say means “be strong, be strong, let us be strengthened.”  As the Torah reader concludes the final words of Read More…

Lunch and Learn -February 2019

February’s Topic: “Are All Wines Kosher?” 2/5/2019 | 12:00 p.m. at Downtown Pittsburgh 2/12/2019 | 12:00 p.m. at Congregation Beth Shalom Ever wonder why you don’t have to park three blocks away from a Conservative synagogue on Shabbat? Or whether your rabbi can marry a gay couple? The Rabbinical Assembly’s Committee on Jewish Law and Read More…