Honoree Event

Honoring those who work selflessly, tirelessly and with great passion to help others.

On occasion, we come together as a shul and community to honor the work and dedication of members both at Beth El Congregation and the Pittsburgh Jewish Community.  

Recently, nearly 300 people attended our Tribute Dinner honoring Alvin Catz & Sam Balk for their lifelong achievements at Beth El!

Sam Balk and Alvin Catz Tribute Dinner
Sam Balk and Alvin Catz Tribute Dinner

Honoring Someone Special

If you would like to honor a person or group, please email hidden; JavaScript is required to find a way (whether through a brunch, a dinner, creation of a fund, or other approach) that will show your appreciation to the person or group that has made a difference in the lives of others.

 

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Recent blog posts

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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Jacqueline Radin: Beth El Friendships Last a Lifetime

It’s nearly impossible for me to pick just one memory from my experience at Beth El.  I went to preschool at Beth El, went through Religious School and had my Bat Mitzvah here, was an active member of Kadima and USY, and now work with our Hebrew school and Kadima.  Looking back, what stands out…

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