Social Groups

Current Events Discussion Group
This summer, as in past years, there will be a weekly discussion of current events in place of the Clergy Class.  The group will meet from 8:30am to 9:30am in the Library after morning Minyan and breakfast starting on Thursday July 7 and continuing on each Thursday through August 26.
All political, economic, and social points of view are welcomed and encouraged.  The only ground rule is that we will be polite to those opinions that differ from our own.
If you are interested in attending please email Bob Rubin at He will send you by Tuesday of each week a summary of the topic to be discussed along with relevant questions to be considered by the group.  Also, please feel free to suggest to him issues of importance to you.


Yoga with Pearl

Beth Sholom Membership Social Group presents Yoga with Pearl.  Stretch your inner shalom and stretch everything else. Rejuvenate your body and mind. Tuesdays 5:45 - 7 PM

      For Information Call Patti First, 215-887-1888


Book Discussion Group

Book Chat of "The Sisters Weiss" by Nomi Eve Tuesday, August 26, 2015 at 7:30 PM

For information call Patti First at 215-887-1888


August Book Chat


Mah Jongg

Weekly Mah Jongg groups will begin in September.  Stay tuned for times.


Israeli Dancing at Beth Sholom

We are so please to announce a NEW session of Israeli dancing every Monday: 7:30 - 8:15pm beginners dancing and 8:15 - 10:30pm open dancing. This is open to all Beth Sholom members and guests and is FREE of CHARGE. There will be a variety of dance instructors. Join us for this new and exciting dance experience. Questions? Contact Julie Glass at 215.887.3625 ext. 216.


Golden Years Resource at Beth Sholom

As the largest Jewish senior program in the area, Golden Years Resource (GYRS) sponsors comprehensive programming for men and women over the age of 55. Highlights of GYRS's social events and special services include guest speakers, gourmet lunches, bridge classes, book reviews, 55 Alive driving classes, yoga, and Jewish spiritually classes.  Become a member and enjoy Members Only Days at the Movies. Luncheons are from 12:30 - 2:30 pm and the cost is $12. For information call Julie Glass at 215-887-3625 ext. 216 or email.


55 Alive Driving Course

Golden Years AARP 55 Alive Mature Driving Course.  The next course is October 23rd and 24th at 9:00 am.

Did you know that taking the 55 Alive Mature Driving Course given by the AARP could save you up to 10% on your automobile insurance? Sign up for the Beth Sholom 55 Alive sponsored by the Golden Years at Beth Sholom.

For information contact Burt Eisenberg directly at at 215-572-7712

Charlotte Wolfson Memorial Forum Luncheons

Monday September 15, 2014 at 12:30 to 2:30 pm

The Philadelphia Mummers

The Philadelphia Mummers will be entertaining us with a wonderful and lively program. String bands represented include Polish American, Durning, Greater Kensington, Uptown and Ferko. The Mummers parade is one of the longest running traditions in America. It began in 1900 as an official event for the City of Philadelphia. However, the parade itself has been going on since the 1800's as a way to celebrate the New Year.

Regular Events

Monday October 13, 2014 at 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Cantor Jeffrey Weber

Cantor Weber will share his background in music and his journey , both musically and spiritually and will sing music of various styles, backgrounds and languages. Cantor Weber was born in Valley Forge, PA and grew up in Commack, NY. He holds a Bachelor of Music from the Juilliard School and performed for several years at Lincoln Center with both the New York City Opera and the Metrolpolitan Opera. Cantor Weber attended the JTS H.L. Miller Cantorial School where he earned his diploma of Hazzan and a Masters in Sacred Music. He can be seen in the documentary foilm, "100 Voices: A Journey Home".


Milton Sork Memorial Luncheons

Monday November 17, 2014 at 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Sam Feinberg - A Hebrew Opera: Samson and Delilah

Sam Feinberg has been an opera lover since his days at Central High School. He started visiting the Victor Cafe, and listening to the great singers of the past gave him a strong background for his lifelong love of opera. Since his retirement, Sam became an active lecturer on all subjects pertaining to opera. Sam is one of an informal froup of writers and lecturers who are Vocal Historians, dedicated to keeping interest alive in the great voices of the past.


Sylvia and Albert Goldberg Memorial Luncheons

Monday March 16, 2014 at 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Linda Kenyon - The Greatest Ever: Babe Didrikson Zaharias' Story

Born Mildred Ella Didrikson, she became America's greatest female athlete. She combined raw talent, hard work, and an unquenchable thirst for winning in a world in which women were not allowed or encourage to be athletic, competitive, ambitious, or to sweat. In 1953, Babe was diagnosed with cancer. Until she died several years later, she publicized her condition, served as a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society, and raised millions for cancer reseach while competing as a golfer.

Regular Events

Monday April 20, 2015 at 12:30 to 2:30 pm

Rabbi Andrea Merow – "Let Your Spirit Soar"

Using the stories of our people and the stories of your life, Rabii Merow will take you on an interactive journey to find wholeness and shalom (peace). Rabbi Merow received BA degrees, with honors, from Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary List College of Jewish Studies in 1992. She was ordained and received a Master of Arts, with a concentration in Education, at the Jewish Theological Seminary in 1997. At her ordination, she recieved the Rabbi Sidney Greenberg Prize in Homiletics. In 2004, the JTS of Ameica honored her with the Simon Greenberg Prize for Rabbinic Achievement.


Sylvia Scheinoff Memorial Luncheon

May 18, 2015

Dr. Irene Reiter - The Life and Art of Charlotte Salomon

This is a presentation of the work of Charlotte Salomon, a young German jewish artist. In one year in France, she produced over 1,000 paintings on her life and the politics of her time. She also wrote an autobiographical play entitled "Life? or Theater?" and accompanied it with gouache paintings. Dr. Reiter has been an educator in the Philadelphia School System for 40 years. She was a High School English Department Head, a book reviewer and a Literature teacher.


Members Only Day at the Movies

Mondays 1:30 - 3:30 pm

October 27, 2014     "Shem"

Daniel is prompted by his grandmother to embark on a journey across Europe to loicate his grandfather's final resting place.


December 1, 2014    "Eli's Coming"

Much to the chagrin of his pious uncle Sol, young Joshua doubts his faith in Gd. 


March 30, 2015    "Blessed is the Match"

The life and death of Hannah Sanesh


June 1, 2015   "The Jewish Cardinal"

True story od Jean-Marie Lustinger, son of Polish-Jewish immigrants who became a leader in the Catholic Church