Purim Carnival

Sunday, March 17, 2019 | 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PURIM IN SPACE! Beth Shalom is holding their annual Purim Carnival on Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. For only $10 each you can enjoy lunch, games, and crafts. Join us fora trip across the universe! For additional information please contact our Read More…

Shabbat Dinners at Home

Next Dinner: Friday, March 8, 2019 Member’s Homes! We are so pleased that you can join us for dinner! Shabbat renews our energy and our souls. Sharing a shabbat meal is a great way to bring us together over good food and great conversation. Read More!

GOING GREEN with Phipps Conservatory

Saturday, February 9, 2019 12:45 P.M. | Helfant Chapel The Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory is one of the greenest buildings in the world. Join Richard Piacentini, President and CEO of Phipps as he discusses the green transformation of the Conservatory and how the work he has done can teach valuable lessons to Read More…

Lunch and Learn -February 2019

February’s Topic: “Are All Wines Kosher?” 2/5/2019 | 12:00 p.m. at Downtown Pittsburgh 1/12/2019 | 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…

Lox & Learning – “Mobilizing Young Jews to Volunteer Locally”

Sunday, January 20, 2019 10:00 A.M. | Samuel & Minnie Hyman Ballroom “Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is not only for celebration and remembrance, education and tribute, but above all a day of service.” –Coretta Scott King In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day join Zack Block from Repair the World to discuss his Read More…

Beth Shalom Speak Series 5779

A series of talks by four authors from across the country made available through the Jewish Book Council. Elisha Waldman, This Narrow Space – Wednesday, January 16th Samantha Baskind, The Warsaw Ghetto in American Art and Culture – Sunday, February 10th Idra Novey, Those Who Knew – Sunday, March 24th Jonathan Weisman, (((Semitism))): Being Jewish in America in Read More…

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!