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.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Sunday, August 19, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.
Congregation Beth Shalom | Samuel & Minnie Hyman Ballroom

Join us Sunday, August 19th at 10:00 a.m. as we recognize the achievement of valued member, Milt Eisner. Featuring Guest Speaker David Eisner, Former Chairman and President of JTA / 70 Faces Media and The Jewish Education Project.
$100 minimum Israel bond purchase per person in 2018 purchased for Congregation Beth Shalom required to attend.
Reservations Required
Adrienne Indianer
412.362.5154 • 800.362.2669 •

Hod veHadar & BBQ Dinner

Friday, August 24, 2018 | 6:00 p.m.
Congregation Beth Shalom | Samuel & Minnie Hyman Ballroom

Say farewell to summer with a joyous Hod veHadar and BBQ dinner at the shul!
RSVP by Monday, August 20, 2018
$15/Adult & Children ages 8 and over • $10/Child (3-7 yrs. old) • Free for children 2 and under

J-JEP Kabbalat Shabbat & Dinner

Friday, September 7, 2018 | 6:00 p.m.
Congregation Beth Shalom | Samuel & Minnie Hyman Ballroom

Join us beginning with Hod veHadar Service at 6:00 p.m., dinner to follow. Dinner is free for currently enrolled J-JEP students! J-JEP parents are free with each student.

$18.00 for additional adults and $14.00 for additional children.

RSVP by Thursday, August 30, 2018

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.