Week of Events
We Jews have an array of texts and making sense of them is not easy. In the six-part series "The Jewish Text Puzzle," Rabbi Danny Schiff will put the pieces of the “text puzzle” into one coherent picture, so that the place of Torah, Tanakh, Talmud, Midrash, Responsa, Kabbalah, as well as many other sources, […]
Dramatic changes in recent decades spur us to ask, What role should Judaism play in this new era? Join Federation Scholar Rabbi Danny Schiff as he engages with this question at a launch for his new book, "Judaism in a Digital Age," at the 2023 Lev Society event. Dinner, desserts, and drinks will be served, […]
Celebrate Israel's 75th with Temple Sinai Author and journalist Andrew Lawler will be in person, onsite to discuss his book "Under Jerusalem: The Buried History of the World’s Most Contested City" about the secret world under Jerusalem. 7 p.m. Free. templesinaipgh.org/programs-events
Join Rabbi Mark Asher Goodman in learning Masechet Rosh Hashanah, a tractate of the Talmud about the many new years that fill out the Jewish calendar at Congregation Beth Shalom's Monday Talmud Study. 9:15 a.m. For more information, visit bethshalompgh.org/mondaytalmud.
Join Chabad of the South Hills for a Lag Baomer community BBQ. Enjoy flame-grilled kosher favorites including burgers, hot dogs and all the trimmings, as well as salads, drinks and s’mores. $18 Per Person; $36 Per Family. 5 p.m. 1701 McFarland Road. chabadsh.com/bbq
Temple Sinai's Rabbi Daniel Feldman presents a weekly Parshat/Torah portion class onsite and online. Call 412-421-9715 for more information and the Zoom link.
In the new 10-part Zoom course, "Sacks To Heal A Fractured World" Rabbi Danny Schiff will explore “To Heal a Fractured World“, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks’ book on the nature of Jewish responsibility for the broader world. Students will be invited to read this pivotal book and to discuss its contents in order to arrive at […]
Bring the parashah alive and make it personally relevant and meaningful with Rabbi Mark Goodman in this weekly Parashah Discussion: Life & Text. 12:15 p.m. For more information, visit bethshalompgh.org/life-text.
Join the Holocaust Center of Pittsburgh's annual event honoring the winners of the middle school and high school categories in the Waldman Arts & Writing Awards. Certificates will be awarded to the winning students, a keynote speaker will present and show a brief film, and a light hors d'oeuvres reception will follow. 7 p.m. Chatham […]
Join State Representative Arvind Venkat, Moms Demand Action local legislative lead Hadley Haas and Squirrel Hill Stands Against Gun Violence policy director for a discussion of the challenges of passing better gun safety legislation. This is an exciting time as 4 strong gun bills are moving through the Pennsylvania State House. However, there will be […]
Chabad of the South Hills presents the new JLI course "Jewpernatural: Signs, spirits and superstition in Jewish belief." The course probes the Talmud, Jewish philosophy, and kabbalah to provide Jewish perspectives and guidance to help understand mysterious topics like the meaning of dreams; the existence of angels, demons, and extraterrestrials; and the power of the […]
Understanding the Torah and what it asks of us is perhaps one of the most important things a Jew can learn. But most Torah classes begin in Genesis and never finish the first book. If you want a comprehensive overview of the whole Torah, Torah 1 is the course for you. In the first year […]
Registration is now open for Melton Core 1: Rhythms and Purposes of Jewish Living. This 25-lesson course will take you through the year-cycle, lifecycle, traditions and practices that bind us together. Explore not just the what’s and how’s of Jewish living, but the why’s that go with them. 7 p.m.$300 per person, per year (25 […]
Join a lay-led Online Parashah Study Group to discuss the week's Torah portion. All classes meet online. No Hebrew knowledge is needed. The goal is to build community while deepening understanding of the text. For more information, visit bethshalompgh.org/online-parashah.