05/03/20: Strategic Plan Virtual Open House

beginning at 4:00 p.m. Please join us on Sunday, May 3 from 4:00-6:00 PM for a Virtual Open House to discuss Beth Shalom’s new 5-year Strategic Plan, adopted last fall. The plan provides a framework for Beth Shalom to adapt and thrive in the near-term and for decades to come. In this session, members of Read More…

5/3/20: Tough Questions and Forthright Answers

beginning at 7:30 p.m. In this live session, Rabbi Danny Schiff will put Rabbi Seth Adelson on the “hot seat” as he probes Rabbi Adelson’s responses to a variety of tough contemporary issues. Entirely unrehearsed – Rabbi Adelson will not know the questions in advance – this interview will explore thorny issues, personal beliefs, and Read More…

5/12/20: Derekh Lunch and Learn

beginning at Noon Although temporarily interrupted by COVID-19, Derekh’s current Lunch and Learn series is continuing! We have been examining halakhic approaches to egalitarianism, which has become an essential feature of the Conservative movement. Way back in March at Beth Shalom, we took a look at the 2014 teshuvah by Rabbi Pamela Barmash, and since Read More…

05/01/2020: Shababababa

beginning at 5:15 p.m. Join Rabbi Adelson over Zoom for our first Shababababa during the pandemic! Put the chicken in the pot, sing Lekha Dodi, and do kiddush together at 5:15pm on May 1st. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/896828166

4/28/20: Yom Ha’atzma-ut Leil Shirah: Songs of Good Old Eretz Yisrael

beginning at 9:15 p.m. In celebration of 72 years of Israel’s independence, join Rabbi Seth Adelson on guitar for an online Leil Shirah, an Israeli-style sing-along, of great old songs from the Israeli pop canon. We will be hosting it on Facebook Live (www.facebook.com/bethshalompgh) on Yom Ha’Atzma-ut, Tuesday evening, April 28th, at 9:15 PM EDT. Read More…

4/28/20: Quarantined Book Club – Words of My Father

beginning at Noon! Join Beth Shalom’s Quarantined Book Club as we read Words of My Father by Yousef Bashir. We will be meeting on Tuesday, April 28th at 12 noon. We were fortunate enough to have Bashir be a guest of our Congregation earlier this year. Everyone is invited to join in. Join Zoom Meeting: Read More…

04/14/2020: A Message to Our Members

Dear Beth Shalom members,   The situation both worldwide and at the synagogue continues to constantly evolve, though we do seem to be hitting somewhat of an operational COVID-19 steady-state at Beth Shalom.   The Beth Shalom leadership has been working tirelessly on plans to keep staff employed, provide services to our community, and support Read More…

04/17/2020: Matzah House Building Competition

04/08/2020: A Message From Our President

Dear Friends,   The past few weeks have been very challenging for our Beth Shalom family. We are struggling to cope with the many ways that our lives have been disrupted by Covid-19. Parents are having to find ways to keep their children engaged in educational activities when schools, including our own ELC and JJEP, Read More…

04/23/20: Bringing in the Light: Mental Health and Wellness for the Beth Shalom Community

beginning at 8:00 p.m. Rotating curriculum with three different programs: mindfulness, skills building, and casual conversation meant to engage members of the Beth Shalom community. We will use Zoom meetings to teach mindfulness and relaxation skills; offer specific anti-anxiety skills; as well as provide an open forum for community members to connect and have social Read More…