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, […]
Join the Women of Temple Sinai for Make ‘n' Eat Monday Nights—A Year of Spices.Jake Schiller will show how to make BBQ rubs. The instructor will lead students in making a meal so everyone can eat together and taste the featured spice. 6 p.m. $15. templesinaipgh.org/event/spicecooking.html
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.
Chabad of Squirrel Hill presents an Evening of Celebration honoring Robert Mallet. 6:30 p.m. $75/per person. Schenley Plaza (Outdoor tent). chabadpgh.com.
UpStreet Pittsbugh presents "Supporting Kids With Anxiety: A Jewish Approach," the Annual Alex Seed Memorial Lecture. Both sessions are open to anyone, May 16 is directed to educators – May 31 is directed to parents. In this free Zoom workshop you'll gain insight into how anxiety and other mental health challenges show up in various […]
The Robinson International Short Film Competition celebrates the greatest Jewish-themed short filmmaking from around the globe. Each year the competition awards $18,000 in cash prizes for documentary, narrative, and animated shorts, and the winning filmmakers are honored at an awards ceremony in Pittsburgh. This event is sponsored by the Sanford N. Robinson, Sr. Memorial Lecture […]
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 AgeWell for an Intergenerational Family Dynamics Discussion Group, geared towards anyone who has children, grandchildren, a spouse, siblings or parents. Family Dynamics is a fascinating topic and whether you have family harmony or strife, these discussions are going to be thought provoking and a help. Lead by Intergenerational Specialist/Presenter and Educator Audree Schall. Third […]
The Squirrel Hill AARP welcomes Sen. Jay Costa to its May meeting. Chapter nominations and voting for officers will be made from the members for installation at the June annual luncheon in celebration of the end of another successful year. Falk Library, Rodef Shalom Congregation. For further information contact President Marcia Kramer at 412-656-5803.
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 […]
Join Classrooms Without Borders and their partners as they explore the multifaceted discipline of Holocaust Studies through unique and previously unexplored lenses. This session will look at “Holocaust Cinema: How ‘A Film Unfinished’ Questions Archival Footage." 2 p.m. cwbpgh.org/event/the-holocaust-as-an-interdisciplinary-tapestry-6
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 Classrooms Without Borders for a Talking Memory program marking the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. 2 p.m. cwbpgh.org/event/talking-memory-program-marking-the-80th-anniversary-of-the-warsaw-ghetto-uprising
Join Beth Shalom Congregation for "Toward Friendship and Discovery: Conversations Between Christians and Jews" as they read portions of "The Bible With and Without Jesus" together in small interfaith groups. The program is currently limited to 50 Jewish and 50 Christian participants. Childcare will be provided. All food offerings will be kosher or otherwise labeled […]
Join Camp Young Judaea Midwest for a Summer Kickoff potluck and sweet treats. Registration is required by visiting https://tinyurl.com/summercyj. Please submit your potluck items to https://tinyurl.com/potluckcyj. 5 p.m.
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.