Community Life

Everyone is welcome at Beth El's Community Programs!

Beth El hosts several community programs that are open to the public.

Bingo

Join us every Tuesday evening for Bingo!  This long-running Beth El fund raiser is a great program for players and volunteers.  It’s a wonderful way to get involved and meet new people.  At Beth El Bingo, we never cut prizes!

Bridge

Have fun and meet new people at several weekly Bridge games.  Bring a partner or match up at the game.

Stay ‘n Play

Getting stir crazy at home with the kids?  Bring them to Stay ‘n Play, our innovative play space for parents, caregivers, and young children.  More than just an open play space, Stay ‘n Play hosts special programs, speakers, and cooking events to keep those little hands busy.

First Mondays

First Mondays is a monthly series that includes a wide range of thought-provoking speakers and performers.  Join us for lunch and stay for a riveting hour that will entertain and enlighten.

Catering & Hosting an Event

Beth El has multiple meeting and performance areas for anyone interested in hosting an event, celebration or meeting.  Our catering department can transform any meeting or celebration into an eye-catching, mouth watering event.  Learn more about space/facilities rentals and catering services.

Israeli Dancing

Israeli Dancing is a perfect way to meet new friends, socialize with ‘old’  friends, and have a lot to fun (and great exercise) in the process!  Read about Israeli Dancing in Pittsburgh, then join Dance Instructor Lynn Berman and friends in the community for  some lively Israeli dancing. See the schedule.

 Community Gatherings

Pirates Opening Day  2016 – Beth El members go to Opening Day.  Sheila Snyder, representing Beth El, throws out the first pitch.  Way to go, Sheila!

 

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