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Beth El is a thriving and open community, a family welcoming to all. We provide our members with a spiritual home, a center of Jewish learning for all ages, and a place to celebrate Jewish holidays and life cycle events with friends and family. We are committed to social action and strive to support those who are in need. We carry the spirit of inclusion throughout our building and community, opening our doors to all who wish to participate. We hope that you will join us!

Please contact Steve Hecht, our Executive Director, at 412-561-1168 if you have questions or would like more information about our Beth El community.

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Recent blog posts

A Day in the Life of a Religious School Student at Beth El

My name is Shayna Bennett and I’m a student teacher at Beth El. I have grown up at Beth El and have been able to call this amazing synagogue my home away from home. And now as a teenager I have the privilege of sharing my love of this place with the next generation of…

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On Grief

The following is the text of Rabbi Amy’s 2018 Yom Kippur sermon: A few months ago, I was out for dinner with my book club.  At the end of the meal, along with the check, the waitress gave us a handful of wrapped sesame candies.  One of my friends said with a wistful smile, I…

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Blessings and Milkshakes

Blessings are like a stop sign to remind us to slow down and thank God.  Throughout the year in Bshul (cooking class) students have learned the blessings for every food group.  I introduced the hand-washing blessing, Yadiim, and repeat it at the beginning of every cooking lesson.  This keeps us holy and sanitary! For Shabbat…

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