Lunch and Learn in Downtown

November 12th is in Downtown If you have any questions, please reach out to derekhcbs@gmail.com. Egalitarianism has become part of the core of the Conservative Movement, but where did it come from? This year, we will be exploring Jewish legal basis of egalitarianism through responsa literature and halakhic sources. November 12th is downtown at Metz Read More…

Lunch and Learn at Beth Shalom

November 5th is at Congregation Beth Shalom Egalitarianism has become part of the core of the Conservative Movement, but where did it come from? This year, we will be exploring Jewish legal basis of egalitarianism through responsa literature and halakhic sources. Please register at the link to order lunch!www.bethshalompgh.org/lunchandlearn If you have any questions, please Read More…

Online Parashah Study Groups

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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!