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.

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Shabbat Shi’ur with Rabbi Danny Schiff

Saturday, December 9, 2017 | 12:45 p.m.
Congregation Beth Shalom, Samuel and Minnie Hyman Ballroom

Join Rabbi Danny Schiff as he explores the lasting impact of the Balfour Declaration. Find out how it led to the foundation of Israel, and how it was perceived by Arabs and Jews.

“His Majesty’s government views with favor the establishment in Palestine of a national home for the Jewish people.” This declaration, a letter from British Foreign Secretary Arthur Balfour to Lord Rothschild, was the first expression of public support for Zionism by a major political power in two thousand years. 100 years later, what significance should we attach to this historic declaration?

This Shabbat Shi’ur event is free and open to the public. If you have any
questions please contact Chris Hall at adulteducationcbs@gmail.com


Men’s Club Sweepstakes Dinner

Saturday, December 9, 2017 | 6:30 p.m.
Congregation Beth Shalom, Samuel and Minnie Hyman Ballroom

This year’s event is expected to feature an elaborate menu provided by Elegant Edge Catering, whose food was appreciated by all Beth Shalom members during previous events. We hope that you all will be able to join us this year.

Tickets are only $70.00!

Please contact Ira Frank at 412-521-4876 or natfabira@juno.com to make reservations.


Beth Shalom Sisterhood Hanukkah Party & Gift Exchange

Sunday, December 10, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.
Congregation Beth Shalom, Eisner Commons

Fun and Refreshments! Cost: $5 to be paid at door.

Bring a wrapped gift to get a gift. $10 value gift or re-gift is welcome!

RSVP: Judy Kobell at jayeko@msn.com or 412-422-3226

Please support the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry by bringing canned food donations


A special Dor Hadash program: HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCES

Sunday December 10, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.
Tree of Life, 5898 Wilkins Avenue at Shady.

This program will celebrate the publication by author Sydelle Pearl of her new book, Wordwings. The story is told in the words of 12-year old Rivke who kept a diary of events and people hiding in the Warsaw Ghetto. In addition to Sydelle’s talk, Ruth Drescher and Sarah Angrist will share their family stories about World War II and the tragic destruction of European Jewry by the Nazis.

Copies of Wordwings will be available for purchase at the cost of $20 each. A book signing will follow the presentation.

Come and bring your friends and family. Refreshments will be served. The session will be held at Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha 5898 Wilkins Avenue at Shady. 

RSVP IS REQUIRED to: admin@dorhadash.net or Phone: 412-422-5158.


December’s Lunch and Learn Series

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom

From November to March, Rabbi Adelson will be facilitating a series of engaging lunchtime discussions. The topic this year is Modern Jewish Philosophers, and our philosopher for December is Rabbi Mordecai Kaplan.

Register for the series here!

For more information, call Audrey Glickman, Rabbi’s Assistant at 412.421.2288 x112


ELC Family Hanukkah Program

Friday, December 15, 2017 | 1:00 p.m
Samuel & Minnie Hyman Ballroom

mark your calendars as we celebrate the Festival of Lights together!


Latkepalooza

Sunday, December 17, 2017 | 10:00 a.m.
Congregation Beth Shalom, Samuel and Minnie Hyman Ballroom

Please visit https://jjep.org/latkepalooza/ for more information.


January’s Lunch and Learn Series

Tuesday, January 2, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. Oliver Building, 535 Smithfield Street, Suit 800
Tuesday, January 9, 2017 | 12:00 p.m. Congregation Beth Shalom

From November to March, Rabbi Adelson will be facilitating a series of engaging lunchtime discussions. The topic this year is Modern Jewish Philosophers, and our philosopher for January is Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel.

Register for the series here!

For more information, call Audrey Glickman, Rabbi’s Assistant at 412.421.2288 x112


Jews for Justice: Untold Stories

Friday, January 19, 2017 | 6:00 p.m.
Congregation Beth Shalom, Samuel & Minnie Hyman Ballroom

One teen leader will facilitate dialogue between courses at each table. This program is part of an ongoing USY Shabbat discussion series called Jews for Justice and is appropriate for grades 6 and above. Special programming & dinner for youth grades K-5 in Eisner Commons . Babysitting available by registration only.

Your payment and RSVP must be received by Friday, January 11, 2018

Click here to RSVP


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.