Lunch and Learn -February 2019

February’s Topic: “Are All Wines Kosher?” 2/5/2019 | 12:00 p.m. at Downtown Pittsburgh 2/12/2019 | 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 and Read More…

Beth Shalom Speaker Series 5779

A series of talks by four authors from across the country made available through the Jewish Book Council. Jonathan Weisman, (((Semitism))): Being Jewish in America in the Age of Trump – Wednesday, May 15th For more information on the Beth Shalom Speaker Series, see the link below! http://bethshalompgh.org/speakerseries/

Shabbat Shi’ur – Climate Change and the Torah (Jan. 12th, 2019)

Saturday, January 12, 2019 12:45 P.M. | Helfant Chapel Climate change is happening – its effects are already being felt in Pittsburgh and across the globe. Global initiatives, such as the Paris Agreement, seek to limit the global temperature rise, but can they be effective in their present form? And what responsibility do Torah Jews have to address this challenge? Read More…

Shabbat Shi’ur – Secrets of the Homestead Hebrew Chapel (Jan. 5th, 2019)

Saturday, January 5, 2019 12:45 P.M. | Homestead Hebrew Chapel The Homestead Hebrew Chapel on the second floor of Congregation Beth Shalom contains the yahrzeit plaques, war honor roll tablets, Torah scrolls, and other Judaica from the Homestead Hebrew Congregation (1894-1993). Typically these objects form the backdrop to the daily prayer services that take place Read More…

Shabbat Shiur – Hilkhot Hanukkah (12/1/18)

Shabbat Shiur – Hilhot Hanukkah | December 1st, 2018 at 12:45 pm at Congregation Beth Shalom. Our discussion will start with learning the laws from the Shukhan Arukh. This code of Jewish law from the 16th century is the starting place for most modern halakhic discussions. We will look through the laws and explore how we might Read More…

Shabbat Morning Discussion Service (12/22/18)

Shabbat Morning Discussion Service | December 22nd, 2018 at 10:30 am in the Weinberg Pavillion at Congregation Beth Shalom. Rabbi Seth Adelson leads a discussion-oriented service for all ranges of davener, from the uninitiated to the veterans. We seek meaning behind the words and personal connections within tefillah. All are welcome!  

Monday Morning Talmud Study

Monday Morning Talmud Study | (Almost) every Monday morning at 9:15 am at 61C Cafe (Squirrel Hill). Every Monday morning at 9:15 am at 61C Cafe, you can find Rabbi Jeremy Markiz learning Masechet Rosh Hashanah, a tractate of the Talmud about the many new years that fill out the Jewish calendar.  

Coffee with the Cantor (Wednesdays)

Coffee with the Cantor | Every Wednesday morning at 11:00 am to 12:30 pm, with our Executive Director, Hazzan Rob Menes at Congregation Beth Shalom. Everyone welcome! 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 Read More…

Coffee with the Cantor

Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. | Lehman Center Last for the season, December 19th! Returns on January 23, 2019! 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 Read More…