For our fourth annual Derekh Speaker Series, we have invited authors from across the country to discuss their books at Beth Shalom. These books take us from 1930s Atlantic City to near future Ohio to our own kitchens. Join us for the journey! The talks are FREE and open to the public! This series of talks by authors is […]
Join us for an online program as Dr Rachel Kranson, Director of Jewish Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, discusses the intersection of Jewish tradition, the freedom of religion, and America's legal battles over abortion. This talk will take place over Zoom on Sunday, January 30, from 2:00 - 3:30 pm. To register, go to […]
Have you ever wanted to learn to speak Hebrew? Or become more comfortable with the siddur - the Jewish prayerbook? Through a partnership between Beth Shalom's Derekh Program and the American Jewish University, we are offering online classes at multiple levels -beginner through advanced -in Modern, Biblical, and Prayerbook Hebrew. Simple click on this link […]
Maven is a brand-new digital portal for Jewish learning. Through American Jewish University, the Whizin Center for Adult Learning, and Congregation Beth Shalom's Derekh Adult Learning department, we are partnering together to offer online classes to help our members grow in their Jewish knowledge and understanding. Maven's Prayerbook Hebrew and Modern Hebrew (i.e. Hebrew as […]
Music saturates Jewish life, from synagogue services to home rituals to secular Jewish culture. In these five sessions we will cover the basics of Jewish music: history, influences, composers, and performers. Rabbi Adelson will play and sing musical examples as much as possible. Bring your lunch and join via Zoom. Session dates and topics:Tuesday, November […]
In collaboration with Temple Sinai, Rodef Shalom, and other Pittsburgh area synagogues, Derekh presents Introduction to Judaism. Intro to Judaism is a 24-week course, split into 3 units, that explores the literature, history, traditions, and spiritual foundations of the Jewish religion. The course welcomes anyone interested in growing in their knowledge of our faith who […]
Wednesdays at 12:15 p.m.
Come join members of Beth Shalom as we learn Talmud together. No experience necessary. All abilities welcome. Class currently takes place over Zoom. 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 […]