Purim

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Purim 2016

Jabba the King!

Jabba the King!

Posted by Beth El Congregation of the South Hills on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Rabbi Alex gets a pie in the face!

A pie in the face for USY? Sure! What a trooper…err I mean Stormtrooper…Darth Greenbaum is!

Posted by Beth El Congregation of the South Hills on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

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