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07/20/20: C&C Quarantined Book Club - 'A Pigeon and A Boy' by Meir Shalev

beginning at 4:00 p.m. Join Beth Shalom's Quarantined Book Club as we read A Pigeon and A Boy by Meir Shalev. We will be meeting on Monday, July 20, at 4pm. Everyone is invited to join in. About the book: A mesmerizing novel of two love stories, separated by half a century but connected by one […]

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07/13/20: C&C Theatre Talk - 'RENT' by Jonathan Larson

Monday, July 13th, 7:30 p.m. We invite you to join us in reading and discussing RENT by Jonathan Larson. This musical, based on the opera La Bohème, follows a group of friends living in the Alphabet City in New York's East Village. Even as the friends struggle with joblessness, addiction, and living with HIV, they […]

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I've Always Wondered
Who? Originally Published June 26-27, 2020.

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07/03/2020: Shababababa

beginning at 5:15 p.m. Join Rabbi Adelson over Zoom for Shababababa! Put the chicken in the pot, sing Lekha Dodi, and do kiddush together at 5:15pm on July 3. Grab a cup of grape juice and a bite of challah to bless together at the end of Shababababa! Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/896828166

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I've Always Wondered
Who Were the Nephilim? And Were They Bullies? Originally Published June 19-20, 2020.

This week in Parashat Shelah Lekha, at Bemidbar (Numbers) 13:33, we find the Nephilim.  We have talked about them before, when we looked into the Book of Enoch, in which its author describes angels falling from grace (the “Watchers”) taking wives of humans and breeding evil giants - whom he termed “Nephilim” who would consume […]

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Beth Shalom COVID-19 Update

As of Friday, June 19, 2020 Now that the Commonwealth has declared Allegheny County to be in the “Green” phase, it’s time for another update on what we’re doing at Congregation Beth Shalom. Unfortunately, the seriousness of the virus has not really changed over the past few months. There is no vaccine and no cure. […]

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I've Always Wondered
Were Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Friends? Originally Published June 12-13, 2020.

The answer according to all sources consulted is a resounding “yes,” they were both friends and colleagues.  They met in January 1963, at the Chicago conference on “Religion and Race” organized by the National Conference of Christians and Jews, and became immediate friends.  Dr. King’s speech included “The churches and synagogues have an opportunity and […]

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Tish'ah Be'Av 5780

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Presented by Dor Hadash 8:15 p.m.: Opening Program 9:00 p.m.: Ma’ariv 9:15 p.m.: Community Eykhah Reading Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97713104277 After services participate in this program! Reviewing Customs for Tish’ah Be’Av Tish’ah Be’Av is a full-day fast, from 8:15 p.m. Wednesday July 29 to 9:15 p.m. Thursday July 30. We must […]

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06/22/20: C&C Theatre Talk - 'The Normal Heart'

Monday, June 22nd, 7:30 p.m. We invite you to join us in reading and discussing The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer (1935-2020). In this play, a gay activist fights to raise public awareness of the devastating disease killing gay men. It is a largely autobiographical treatment of Larry Kramer's personal experience. In the early 1980s, […]

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What Should I Know About Prejudice? Originally Published June 5-6, 2020.

Recently the Anti-Defamation League created a new section on their website, titled “Antisemitism Uncovered:  A Guide to Old Myths in a New Era.”  It resides at https://antisemitism.adl.org/. The ADL means this as a resource for both historic reference and current expressions.  And as Mrs. Grammer the history teacher used to tell us, we cannot understand […]

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