Lunch and Learn – January 2019

January’s Topic: Yom Tov Sheni Shel Galuyot / The Second Day of Yom Tov 1/8/2019 | 12:00 p.m. in Downtown 1/15/2019 | 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 Read More…

Sisterhood Book Club – January 2019

Next book to read, “This Is How it Always Is” by Laurie Frankiel Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 7:30 P.M. | Pat’s House The pleasure of reading doesn’t have to end with the last page. Be part of Sisterhood Book Club and prolong the experience with spirited and wide ranging discussion that often touches on contemporary Read More…

Shabbat Shi’ur – Climate Change and the Torah (Jan. 12th, 2019)

Saturday, January 12, 2019 12:45 P.M. | Helfant Chapel Climate change is happening – its effects are already being felt in Pittsburgh and across the globe. Global initiatives, such as the Paris Agreement, seek to limit the global temperature rise, but can they be effective in their present form? And what responsibility do Torah Jews have to address this challenge? Read More…

Shabbat Shi’ur – Secrets of the Homestead Hebrew Chapel (Jan. 5th, 2019)

Saturday, January 5, 2019 12:45 P.M. | Helfant Chapel The Homestead Hebrew Chapel on the second floor of Congregation Beth Shalom contains the yahrzeit plaques, war honor roll tablets, Torah scrolls, and other Judaica from the Homestead Hebrew Congregation (1894-1993). Typically these objects form the backdrop to the daily prayer services that take place in Read More…

Coffee with the Cantor

Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. | Lehman Center Last for the season, December 19th! Returns on January 23, 2019! Come and participate in “Coffee with the Cantor” – a stimulating discussion group led by our Executive Director, Hazzan (Cantor) Rob Menes. This Year’s Topic: Jewish Influence in the Secular World Last year we focused our discussion on Jewish Read More…

Chagim

The chagim at Beth Shalom are joyous days of celebration and prayer. We observe two days of chag as is the custom in the diaspora, and the final day of each holiday includes the Yizkor service. Each day (including chol hamo’ed) includes Torah reading as well as Hallel. Check here for information regarding each holiday Read More…

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