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Seeking Sephardic Recipes

Rabbi Amy and I have been working to introduce “Diversity of Judaism” into the Bshul curriculum.  Jews certainly don’t all look the same and depending on where we come from there are differences to our cooking ingredients and recipes.  This year in Bshul we have mostly focused on Ashkenazi (European decent) & Israeli recipes.  With my…

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Great Wine Selection–Tallitot–Jewelry–Gifts! We have a white wine rack and red wine rack, and both have brief wine descriptions attached for more information.  And we want to hear your reviews of the different wines we are stocking. There are great house gifts, hostess gifts, and we will wrap a bottle of wine to make it look…

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Tu BiShvat Fruit Pizzas

Tu BiShvat is a minor Jewish Holiday occuring on the 15th day of the Hebrew month of Shevat, which in 2016 coincides with January 25th.   In Pittsburgh the cold abounds, but in Israel it is the season when the earliest blooming trees begin a new fruit bearing cycle. This holiday is also called “Rosh Hashanah La…

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Warren Sufrin: Beth El is Home

I was born into Beth El. My parents were born into Beth El. My grandparents and great grandparents were here, part of the original group of founders. One set of my parents’ families was from Beechview and one from Brookline. I came up through the religious school and had my Bar Mitzvah under Rabbi Steindel.…

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Morning Minyan 2: “Not instead of me but beside me”

Milt Wolf:  Back around 1978 I used to go to minyan downtown or in Squirrel Hill, and Sam Balk told me that Beth El was just starting their minyans up again.  So that’s when I started going to the minyan at Beth El.  I was not a member yet. Now I’m a dual member at…

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Delphine & Alan: Beth El’s Rabbis Made the Difference

We are brand new members as of September 2016. We were not members anywhere before.  We’ve been in Pittsburgh for 7 years. My father passed 2 and a half years ago in France, where I am from originally, and about a year and half after his passing, I had a lot of questions. Alan and…

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