The People of Beth El: Questions to Consider

Use these questions to spark your memories of Beth El

We wanted to jot a few questions down to help you think about your writing about Beth El.  This list is just meant to help you brainstorm.  This is not intended to direct what you have to write about but rather to help you think about ideas.


How long are/were you a member of Beth El?

What major family milestones did you experience at Beth El?

How has it changed over those years?

What was it like when you grew up here/first moved here?

What do you miss most about the way it used to be? Or do you like best about how it is now?

Do you remember any great or silly stories about Beth El?

Did you enjoy religious school?

Are you still friends with anyone from that time in your life?

How has your time at Beth El shaped who you are now?

Is there anything we didn’t talk about that you would like to add?


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Recent blog posts

Carol Golden: Happy Memories of a Beth El Picnic

We were new members at Beth El,  and we went to the family picnic early September. The first people we met were Ralph and Sheila Schmeltz. Ralph was President at the time, and we were introduced to all their four children. Two of them—Lowell and Dina—were the same age as our two kids Allison and…

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Nan MacLachlan: Special Connections

In the spring of 1997, Rob, Sarah, who was then 3-1/2 years old, and I moved from Phoenix to the South Hills.  Shortly after we arrived, I learned of a Scholastic Book Fair being held at Beth El, and wanting to find books for Sarah, we found our way there late afternoon. That was when…

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Robyn and Bruce: Small Community, Kind Rabbis

This week’s 100 Reasons blog features Beth El members Robyn Harris and Bruce Waldo. Robyn: I grew up at Beth El. Bruce and I met in California. Bruce: We met in LA, and when we were dating we would come back here to visit her folks, and I loved it. I grew up in a…

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