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.

Congregational Sukkot Dinner

Sunday, September 23, 2018 | 7:00 p.m.
Congregation Beth Shalom’s Sukkah!

Come join us for a joyful gathering of friends and family in our Sukkah!

RSVP by Thursday, September 20, 2018
$25/per Adult • $5/per child under 13 years old
$60.00 Family Max Price (childminding ages 1-5 is available, no charge)

Please sign up online at

Sisterhood Book Club

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
At Natalie’s house, call the office for more information!

Next book to read, “The Female Persuasion” by Meg Wolitzer.
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 issues. We meet every couple of months in members’ homes to exchange impressions of books we choose as a group.
While opinions of a given book may vary, it’s always nice when someone else can clear up that plot point or ambiguity you missed. Come and join the conversation.

For more information, contact the main office at 412-421-2288

Scotch, Wine & More in the Sukkah

Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Congregation Beth Shalom’s Sukkah

With a musical toast by our Executive Director, Hazzan Rob Menes.  All adults 21 & older are welcome! Other drinks and snacks will be available. A professional bartender will give brief lessons on properly mixing drinks.

7:00 P.M. – MINYAN

No RSVP required. FREE! Donations are always welcome.

Wine & Wisdom

Saturday, September 29, 2018 | 8:15 p.m.
Congregation Beth Shalom

Pittsburgh Jewish young adults will be coming together in the Beth Shalom sukkah to enjoy
an evening in the sukkah. We’ll sip on wine and learn some words of wisdom from the Tradition. Non-alcoholic beverages and nosh will be available as well. This is a collaborative program hosted by Beth Shalom and also by Shalom Pittsburgh, J’Burgh, Moishe House Pittsburgh, and Temple Sinai Young Adult Group.

Contact Rabbi Jeremy Markiz at, for more information.

Community wide concert by PIZMON

Saturday, November 17, 2018 | 6:00 p.m.
Congregation Beth Shalom Faye Rubenstein Weiss Sanctuary

PIZMON (the Hebrew word meaning the chorus of a song) is the nation’s first collegiate co-ed pluralistic Jewish a cappella group comprised of students from Columbia University, Barnard College, and The Jewish Theological Seminary of America. Since its inception in 1987, Pizmon has traveled to hundreds of communities in the New York metropolitan area, across the country, and around the world to offer Jewish music as a source of inspiration and community outreach.

The program will begin with Havdallah service at 6:00 p.m. followed by an hour-long concert with General Admission seating.  All ages welcome with well tuned concert behavior. 

This community concert is made possible by the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh, Community Day School and J-JEP (Joint Jewish Education Program) in collaboration with Congregation Beth Shalom’s Derekh program.

$15 per Adult $10 per Child btw ages 5 – 13, $20 at the door.


COME TOGETHER – Beth Shalom’s annual fundraiser and silent auction

Saturday, November 17, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
Congregation Beth Shalom | Samuel & Minnie Hyman Ballroom

Join us for our annual fundraising event where we will COME TOGETHER as a congregation for a lovely evening featuring strolling dinner with libations and a signature drink.  The Silent Auction will include sports memorabilia and tickets, art, casual jewelry, theatre tickets, gift certificates from scores of your favorite local establishments.  Many delightful items highlight the unique talents of our congregants.  Plus a Grand Prize raffle that you won’t want to miss.

For children old enough for independent play, pizza bagels, drinks and supervised fun in the 4th floor gym will be available.

Dress Smart Casual.

$75 per Adult, $10 per Child between ages 5 – 13


Catering by Elegant Edge Catering Company,
under the supervision of the VaaD Harabanim of Greater Pittsburgh

Coffee with the Cantor – Perceptions of Modern Judaism

Every Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. – Beginning Wednesday, August 15, 2018
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’s Topic:
Jewish Influence in the Secular World

Last year we focused our discussion on Jewish rituals and how they are viewed by the Jewish and non-Jewish world. This year, we turn the tables and ask the question, how has Judaism affected the non-Jewish world? Although some of the discussion will look at historical influences, much of the time will be spent on current interactions.

While I believe that most of the influence is positive, some of it may be negative.

We will look at Jewish influence in:

  • Politics
  • Law
  • Labor
  • Science and Technology
  • Medicine and Healthcare
  • Journalism and Media
  • Finance
  • Art and Music
  • Literature
  • Foreign Relations
  • Religion

The first question will be: what do we mean by “Jewish influence”? Is it simply the fact that a Jewish person was involved, or is it the clear application of Jewish principles and beliefs? Must it be a conscious, purposeful influence or can it be “by accident”? What if the person involved was Jewish but rejected Jewish belief and observance? Is it possible for the Jewish influence to be negative or to reflect negatively on Judaism? What constitutes significant influence?

Every Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. till 12:00 p.m. in the Lehman Center. Signup not required.

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

Registration is now Closed

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 x115, or Joe Jolson at 412-480-3049.