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 Congregation Beth Shalom in the Lehman Center. Every Monday morning at 9:15 am at Congregation Beth Shalom in the Lehman Center, you can find Rabbi Jeremy Markiz learning Masechet Rosh Hashanah, a tractate of the Talmud about the many new years that fill out Read More…