First Mondays

Come to Beth El for lunch, thought-provoking speakers, talented performers, and a chance to schmooze

List of upcoming First Mondays speakers and guests


This monthly programming usually takes place the First Monday of each month (but we’ve been known to move it to the second Monday, or even a Tuesday!).

Schedule
All First Mondays events begin with lunch at 11:30 AM, and then programming at 12:00. This series is open to the community, but we request you make a reservation for each First Mondays event to ensure we have adequate food and space.

RSVP:  Use the form at the bottom of this page, or call Beth El’s office (412) 561-1168
Cost:  $6 (includes lunch)
Dates: see list of upcoming First Mondays speakers/topics 

Recent Guests & Topics have included:

Author Elaine H. Berkowitz, DMD:  discussed her new book, “Live Life… Love Country.”

Tova Weinberg, Pittsburgh’s Jewish matchmaker discussed matchmaking  (Read the NY Times article about Tova, “A Jewish Matchmaker Whose Hand Led Hundreds Down the Aisle“)

Author Chris Mabon presented “Five Essential Friendships”.  Chris has authored Comfort Food: One Woman’s Journey to Understand the Meaning and Significance of Friendship. Read USA Today’s article “Life changes bring new opportunity“on Chris Mabon.

George Savarese, National Forensic League Coach of the 2006 state championship team discussed “How the World has changed from New World Order to New World DISORDER in 15 years.”

Cantor Moshe Taube, Cantor Emeritus of Congregation Beth Shalom.

Support First Mondays
Programming for First Mondays is brought to you by the Beth El Membership Committee and coordinated by email hidden; JavaScript is required. If you would like to support this enlightening and entertaining series by underwriting one or more First Mondays programs, please contact email hidden; JavaScript is required or the Beth El Office (412) 561-1168.


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