What Is the Cairo Genizah? Originally Published January 25-26, 2019.
As we read of the Jews fleeing Egypt, this past Wednesday in Hazzan Menes’ Coffee with the Cantor class we were reminded of our complex history with Egypt, so it seems a good time to mention the Cairo Genizah. A genizah - a “hiding place” - generally refers to a depository for items which can […]
When Do We Hear the Aseret Hadibberot? Originally published January 18-19, 2019.
The Aseret Hadibberot (עֲשֶׂרֶת הַדִּבְּרוֹת), the Ten Pronouncements (colloquially, the “Ten Commandments” or, from the Greek translation of the Hebrew, the “Decalogue”), appear next week in Exodus Chapter 20, in Parashat Yitro. And as Am Yisrael stood at the base of Mount Sinai, so we also stand to hear the Aseret Hadibberot chanted as a […]
What Is Tu Bishvat? Originally published on January 18-19, 2019
This year the New Year of the Trees, Tu Bishvat (ט"וּ בִּשְׁבָט), is a celebration of the blossoming of trees. The fruit of a tree may not be used during the first three years (marked by this date). In the fourth year the fruit may be used for sacrifices (tithed), but it may not be […]
Purim Activities 5779
Wednesday, March 20 - Thursday, March 21, 2019 Power Up with Purim Fun at Congregation Beth Shalom! Wednesday, March 20, 2019 • 5:45 p.m. - Food for Kids (RSVP Required) Samuel & Minnie Hyman Ballroom • 6:30 p.m. - Surprise Musical Treat! Faye Rubenstein Weiss Sanctuary • 7:00 p.m. - Ma’ariv/Evening Service Faye Rubenstein Weiss […]
Purim Carnival 5779
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 for a trip across the universe! For additional information please contact […]
Jewish Genetic Diseases: One Family's Journey
Saturday, March 16, 2019 | 12:45 p.m. Join Aviva Rosenberg for a shabbat shi'ur after Kiddish! It is estimated that 1 in 5 Ashkenazic Jews is a carrier of a mutation in at least one of 20 rare disease genes. Aviva is a health care attorney, wife and mother of 3 boys, with personal experience dealing […]
It's Game Time! Pitt Women's Basketball
MARCH 3, 2019 at 1:45 p.m. | Petersen Events Center RSVP by February 8! | Costs: $5.00 Join the Youth Department and the Beth Shalom Men's Club as we watch The Pitt Women's Basketball Team VS. Louisville Tickets paid and picked up in advance! Tickets will be available for pickup at Beth Shalom after 2/20. […]
Congregational Dinner - March 5779
FRIDAY, MARCH 15, 2019 7:15 p.m. Dinner Sponsored by Men's Club and Sisterhood Please join us for an adult style dinner at the shul! $60/Family (2 Adults, 2 Children) $25/Adult $10/Child (Ages 12 and Under) Sign-up Online!
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!
Sisterhood Book Club - February 2019
Next book to read, “There, There” by Tommy Orange Tuesday, February 28, 2019 at 7:30 P.M. | Pat's House The pleasure of reading doesn’t have to end with the last page. Be part of Sisterhood Book Club and prolong the experience with spirited and wide ranging discussion that often touches on contemporary issues. We meet every […]