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.

Sisterhood Book Club

Monday, July 16, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
At Paula’s House (Contact the office for more information)

We will be reading National Jewish Book Award winner “And After the Fire” by Lauren Belfer.

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.

Congregation Beth Shalom’s Solar Initiative

Saturday, July 28, 2018 | 12:45 p.m.
Sunday, July 29, 2018 | 10:00 a.m.
Congregation Beth Shalom | Helfant Chapel & Zweig Library

Join the kick-off weekend for Beth Shalom’s Solar Initiative! Learn how our Congregation can help the environment and reduce expenses by adopting modern energy efficient practices –and how you can do the same in your own home. Also learn about clean solar energy’s role in powering Pittsburgh’s Climate Action Plan 3.0, and how co-ops can help homeowners install solar power at below market rates. Finally, hear about Beth Shalom’s plans to install a solar roof. With your help, our Congregation can become the first religious organization in the region to go solar and cut its greenhouse emissions.

Beth Shalom’s Solar Future
Shabbat Shi’ur

Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 12:45 p.m.

Dan Gilman, Chief of Staff to Mayor William Peduto, will welcome attendees and briefly discuss the City of Pittsburgh’s environmental goals.
Mike Roth of Resilience AmeriCorps VISTA will present the City of Pittsburgh’s disaster preparedness and energy efficiency initiatives, and Climate Action Plan 3.0. Mike will also present the opportunities that solar power and energy efficiency can offer Beth Shalom.

Solar Power, Energy Efficiency, and the Pittsburgh Community

Sunday, July 29, 2018 at 12:45 p.m.

Erika Strassburger, Pittsburgh’s 8th District Councilwoman, will welcome attendees and discuss the importance of renewable energy to the City of Pittsburgh.
Mike Roth of Resilience AmeriCorps VISTA will then describe how the City of Pittsburgh’s climate change, disaster preparedness, and energy efficiency initiatives will play an important part of the City’s future. Attendees will also learn about local energy efficiency strategies to save money and improve their indoor health.
Henry McKay, Pennsylvania Program Director, Solar United Neighbors, will discuss how homeowners can simplify and lower the cost of going solar through bulk purchasing solar co-ops. The Allegheny County Solar Co-op, formed with the assistance of Solar United Neighbors of Pennsylvania, is open to all residents and businesses of Allegheny County. Join us to learn more about this exciting new initiative!

This Weekend is Free!

Lifetime Achievement Award

Sunday, August 19, 2018 | 9:00 a.m.
Congregation Beth Shalom | Samuel & Minnie Hyman Ballroom

Join us Sunday, August 19th at 9:00 a.m. as we recognize the achievement of a valued member.
More information forthcoming!

Hod veHadar & Dinner

Friday, August 24, 2018 | 6:00 p.m.
Congregation Beth Shalom | Locations TBD

Save the date for Friday, August 24th at 7:00 p.m. where we will hold a congregational dinner after Hod veHadar at 6:00 p.m.
More information forthcoming!

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.

Coffee with the Cantor is on summer hiatus until Wednesday, August 15, 2018. We hope to see you there for an exciting new program!

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

Last Day to Register is June 27, 2018

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.