08/14/2020: Shababababa

beginning at 5:15 p.m. A way for multi-generational families, even those in different cities, to connect during the COVID-19 pandemic Join Rabbi Adelson over Zoom for Shababababa! Put the chicken in the pot, sing Lekha Dodi, and do kiddush together at 5:15pm on August 14. Grab a cup of grape juice and a bite of challah Read More…

07/09/2020: Derekh Interview Series: Parenting, Zoom Weddings, and a Spiritual Life

July 9, 2020 at 5:00pm Join us for our inaugural Derekh Interview Series with the incomparable Rabbi Tova Leibovic-Douglas. Together we’ll talk about the joys and challenges of parenting, officiating a wedding over Zoom, and cultivating a spiritual life. She is a well known rabbi, spiritual counselor, educator, and consultant in Los Angeles. About Rabbi Read More…

07/20/20: C&C Quarantined Book Club – ‘A Pigeon and A Boy’ by Meir Shalev

beginning at 4:00 p.m. Join Beth Shalom’s Quarantined Book Club as we read A Pigeon and A Boy by Meir Shalev. We will be meeting on Monday, July 20, at 4pm. Everyone is invited to join in. About the book: A mesmerizing novel of two love stories, separated by half a century but connected by one Read More…

07/13/20: C&C Theatre Talk – ‘RENT’ by Jonathan Larson

Monday, July 13th, 7:30 p.m. We invite you to join us in reading and discussing RENT by Jonathan Larson. This musical, based on the opera La Bohème, follows a group of friends living in the Alphabet City in New York’s East Village. Even as the friends struggle with joblessness, addiction, and living with HIV, they Read More…

07/03/2020: Shababababa

beginning at 5:15 p.m. Join Rabbi Adelson over Zoom for Shababababa! Put the chicken in the pot, sing Lekha Dodi, and do kiddush together at 5:15pm on July 3. Grab a cup of grape juice and a bite of challah to bless together at the end of Shababababa! Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/896828166

Beth Shalom COVID-19 Update

As of Friday, June 19, 2020 Now that the Commonwealth has declared Allegheny County to be in the “Green” phase, it’s time for another update on what we’re doing at Congregation Beth Shalom. Unfortunately, the seriousness of the virus has not really changed over the past few months. There is no vaccine and no cure. Read More…

Tish’ah Be’Av 5780

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Presented by Dor Hadash 8:15 p.m.: Opening Program 9:00 p.m.: Ma’ariv 9:15 p.m.: Community Eykhah Reading Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97713104277

06/22/20: C&C Theatre Talk – ‘The Normal Heart’

Monday, June 22nd, 7:30 p.m. We invite you to join us in reading and discussing The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer (1935-2020). In this play, a gay activist fights to raise public awareness of the devastating disease killing gay men. It is a largely autobiographical treatment of Larry Kramer’s personal experience. In the early 1980s, Read More…

06/10/20: Disagreement and the Zoom Services Teshuvah

beginning at 1:00 p.m. Join Rabbi Jeremy Markiz in this panel discussion with Rabbis Amy Levin and Aaron Alexander who recently voted on the Zoom Services Teshuvah. We will discuss why they disagreed, how we understand Jewish law, and most importantly, how we live with people with whom we disagree. Rabbis Levin and Alexander both serve on the Read More…

06/23/20: C&C Quarantined Book Club – ‘The Invisible Bridge’ by Julie Orringer

beginning at 4:00 p.m. Join Beth Shalom’s Quarantined Book Club as we read The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer. We will be meeting on Tuesday, June 23rd, at 4pm. We were fortunate enough to have Orringer be a guest of our Congregation earlier this year. Everyone is invited to join in. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83745389136?pwd=MEpGQUs2UE44ZHdmRmJIQVc3WFg2dz09 Read More…