Security and Emergencies

Emergency Exits

If alarms are ringing, please remain calm to receive directions from the Bima. Please be aware that within the Main Sanctuary there are four main exits which lead outside the building. The children will be taken to the playround area behind the building.

Defibrillator Locations

• Top Level: On the Bima in the Main Sanctuary
• Bottom Level: On the wall across from the Office

Gaining Entry

For entry during the High Holy Days, members and non-members are required to have tickets.  (Additional Information)

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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”

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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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