Events Upcoming

 You can always check the calendar, but here we give you a cornucopia of activities at Beth Shalom for the next few weeks.

J-JEP Celebration of Learning

Sunday, April 29, 2018 | 9:30 a.m.
Congregation Rodef Shalom

Families are invited to join us on Sunday, April 29  at Congregation Rodef Shalom as J-JEP wraps up the school year with its Celebration of Learning!

9:30-10:30 a.m. – Walk through a showcase of our students’ work from this past school year while enjoying a coffee from our coffee bar. In addition, please stop by Aaron Court for 10-15 minutes and help us shape the year ahead by participating in a silent, but vocal, conversation.

10:30 a.m. – Join your child(ren) for our all school celebration and t’fillah!

11:30 a.m. – Sweets and treats!

Class for students will start at its regular time of 9:30 on April 29. (8:25 for Family Hebrew)

American Friends of Israel War Disabled Foundation

Saturday, May 5, 2018 | 12:15 p.m.
Congregation Beth Shalom | Samuel & Minnie Hyman Ballroom

A delegation of 8 Israeli Disabled Veterans will visit Beth Shalom on May 5th.
After kiddush (which the AFIWDF is sponsoring), a panel discussion will take place in the Helfant Chapel.

Please plan to stay for the opportunity to meet and greet this group, and also to discuss with them their experiences in the armed services of Israel.

International Day of Halakhic Study

Sunday, May 6, 2018 | 1:30 p.m.
Blue Slide Park, 2005 Beechwood Blvd, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15217

The Torah speaks of kilayim, prohibited mixtures, which begs the question: how do we deal with genetically modified organisms?

Join us for the first International Day of Halakhic Study, sponsored by the Rabbinical Assembly of the Conservative/Masorti movement! We’ll look at the recent halakhic ruling and discuss what it might mean for how we eat.

We’ll meet near Blue Slide Park (Frick Park) to relax and discuss. So don’t forget to bring your favorite kosher snacks and your appetite for conversation!

For questions, please reach out to Rabbi Jeremy Markiz at

Inclusion Shabbat

Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 9:30 a.m.
Congregation Beth Shalom

Join Beth Shalom USY and Beth Shalom Inclusion Committee for a Shabbat morning all about inclusion. Hear speakers discuss their stories of inclusion during the morning service and then enjoy a Shi’ur during Kiddush with Ed Frim, Director of Learning Enrichment at the USCJ.
Congregation Beth Shalom is part of the USCJ Ruderman Inclusion Action Community, a project of USCJ in partnership with the Ruderman Family Foundation.
If you or a family member with a disability need accommodations to participate, please email or
This event is free to attend.

Benei Mitzvah Retreat 2018

Please remember to register for the Benei Mitzvah Retreat, June 1-3, 2018!

If we have not contacted your family, please call Audrey Glickman, Rabbi’s Assistant, at 412-421-2288 x112

Click Here for the Benei Mitzvah Retreat 2018 Registration Form

Coffee with the Cantor – Perceptions of Modern Judaism

Every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.
Congregation Beth Shalom | Lehman Center

Come and participate in “Coffee with the Cantor” – a stimulating discussion group led by our Executive Director, Hazzan (Cantor) Rob Menes.

This year we will be discussing “Perceptions of Modern Judaism.” How do Jewish customs and rituals interact with the Christian and secular world of North America? How is Israel perceived in America? Why is there still anti-Semitism in North America?

Throughout the year we will investigate sometimes controversial practices and discuss both the Jewish and non-Jewish reactions to them. Coffee will be provided by the Cantor!

Every Wednesday, 11 AM till 12 in the Lehman Center. Signup not required.

Journey of the Spirit: Congregation Beth Shalom’s Israel Experience for Adults

October 28 – November 8, 2018

$3,939 LAND ONLY


  • 10 Nights’ accommodation at select hotels
  • 8 days of touring in a luxury, air-conditioned bus with licensed, English speaking tour educators + walking tours on Shabbat
  • 1 group transfer and assistance from and to the airport
  • All site entrance fees and program fees as per itinerary
  • Meals: daily breakfast, 1 lunch and 5 dinners
  • Portage at the airport and hotels

Bring your whole self on an intellectual, spiritual, and physical journey to Israel.

Additional information at or contact Da’at at 888-811-2812, Rabbi Adelson at 412-421-2288, or Joe Jolson at 412-480-3049.