Tish’ah BeAv 5779

Women in Torah

A Conversation with Keren Fite, PhD Shabbat Shi’ur Saturday, July 27, 2019 | 12:45 P.M. Beth Shalom welcomes Dr. Keren Fite of Karmiel, Israel, to our shul. Dr. Fite is an educator, writer, and volunteer. She is visiting to build connections between Beth Shalom and her home synagogue in Karmiel. Join Dr. Fite for a Read More…

Scholar in Residence with Noam Sienna

Noam Sienna is a Jewish educator, artist, and doctoral candidate in Jewish History and Museum Studies at the University of Minnesota. Noam is the author of A Rainbow Thread: An Anthology of Queer Jewish Texts From the First Century to 1969, a collection of over 100 sources on the intersection of Jewish and queer identities. Read More…

Wholly Holy: Exploring Faith, Practice, and Belonging in Judaism and Christianity

A series about Jewish and Christian lifecycle events and why we do them the way we do. A partnership between the Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh and Congregation Beth Shalom Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in the Eisner Commons Congregation Beth Shalom, 5915 Beacon Street, PGH, PA 15127 July 3: Birth & Initiation Rite Read More…

Derekh Introduction to Judaism Part 3

Derekh Introduction to Judaism | July 7 – August 11, 2019 from 2 pm to 4 pm at Congregation Beth Shalom. We invite you to this non-denominational class! This six week course will cover an overview of Love and Sex, lifecycles from Birth to Death, the Holocaust, Israel, and the Jewish mission to heal the Read More…

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…

Beth Shalom Academic Book Club – Solomon

Solomon: The Lure of Wisdom The book discussion will be held on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at a location in Squirrel Hill Join your fellow congregants for a discussion of Solomon: The Lure of Wisdom. The book reintroduces readers to Solomon’s story and its surprising influence in shaping Western culture, and also examines what Solomon’s Read More…