International Seminar for Halakhic Study: Digital Minyans

Sunday, June 9, 2019 | 12:45 p.m. The purpose of the International Seminar for Halakhic Study is designed to generate energy and excitement around the Conservative/Masorti halakhic process that defines our movement’s approach to Torah. This event is free and open to the public!

Pride Shabbat!

Saturday, June 8, 2019 | 9:30 a.m. All are welcome at the 5th annual Pride Shabbat. This year we welcome Jake Goodman as guest speaker in honor of Pride Month. Join us for services beginning at 9:30 a.m. Jake participates in Keshet training to support Jewish educators, clergy, program staff, camp professionals, youth and lay Read More…

A Journey of Strength

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | 12:45 p.m. Join Barbara Stock for a Shabbat Shi’ur as she discusses her book Anything Is Possible: A Child’s Journey to America and Hope. The book tells the story of Sarah, a young girl in Czarist Russia, and her journey to America, and her struggle to find a home in Read More…

Cultivating Resilience through Jewish Mindfulness

Join us for an introductory session of Jewish Mindfulness Practice Saturday, May 4th, 3-6 pm |Congregation Beth Shalom, 5915 Beacon St, Pittsburgh, PA Mindfulness practice helps us to cultivate habits of heart and mind that have been shown to foster emotional and mental balance, resilience, and empathy.  During these painful, turbulent times, all of us can benefit from Read More…

Lox and Learning – “A Memoir of Service”

Sunday, May 5, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. Join Dorit Sasson as she discusses her book Accidental Soldier. At age nineteen, Dorit, a dual American-Israeli citizen, was trying to make the status quo work as a college student—until she realized that if she didn’t distance herself from her neurotic, worrywart of a mother, she would become just Read More…

Lox and Learning – Why Peacekeeping Fails

Sunday, April 14, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. Fellow congregant Dennis Jett has served as US Ambassador to Mozambique and Peru and is currently a professor of international relations at Penn State. He has written about such issues as the future of American diplomats and the political underpinnings of the Iran nuclear deal. Most recently his book Read More…

Shabbat Shi’ur with Norm Eisen

Saturday, April 13, 2019 1:00 P.M. | Helfant Chapel Join Norm Eisen, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who served in the White House as Special Assistant and Special Counsel to President Obama and as U.S. Ambassador to the Czech Republic. When Norm Eisen moved into the U.S. ambassador’s residence in Prague, returning to Read More…

Shabbat Shi’ur with Arielle Friedtanzer,

Saturday, April 6, 2019 12:45 P.M. | Helfant Chapel Arielle Friedtanzer, who recently completed an individualized Master’s degree at NYU, concentrating in Judaic Studies, Bioethics, and Social Work, with the goal of becoming an interfaith chaplain, will be joining us at Beth Shalom for a conversation about death, mourning, and planning.  This event is free! Read More…

Lunch and Learn – April 2019

April’s Topic: “Homosexuality, Human Dignity, and Halakhah” 4/2/2019 | 12:00 p.m. at Downtown Pittsburgh 4/9/2019 | 12:00 p.m. at Congregation Beth Shalom Ever wonder why you don’t have to park three blocks away from a Conservative synagogue on Shabbat? Or whether your rabbi can marry a gay couple? The Rabbinical Assembly’s Committee on Jewish Law Read More…

Pesach University

Join us for these wonderful sessions at Beth Shalom. Each will be taught twice, first at 10 AM and again at 10:45 AM! Meaning at the Seder: Has your seder lost its luster? Finding it difficult to relate to 10 plagues, four cups of wine and Dayyenu? Learn with Rabbi Seth Adelson to help navigate Read More…