Beth El Congregation is excited to present our new social action initiative
Food Insecurity means that “consistent access to adequate food is limited by a lack of money and other resources at times during the year.” (USDA)
Did you know there are 8 food pantries in the South Hills? Suburban poverty is a growing problem, and it exists in our back yard. In Allegheny County, nearly 1 in 7 people are facing food insecurity. Of these, over 43,000 are children. Almost 18,000 are senior citizens.
This initiative is not “just another food drive.” In fact, as you will see, this is anything but that. We have created a menu of projects that will hopefully have something that can interest everyone. We have listed just a few below—stay tuned for more information and more projects! Watch for exciting details here, as well as via email and Facebook updates. We hope you join us in our fight to combat food insecurity.
We need volunteers to help get our projects off the ground.
We have opportunities to accommodate all ages, young and old; and all schedules, short term, long term, occasional, or regular. Please contact Stacey Reibach or Sheryl Cohen for more information on how you can help.
A Day in the Life of a Religious School Student at Beth El
April 3, 2019
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…
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…
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…