At Beth El, the atmosphere at Friday evening and Saturday morning Shabbat services is warm, casual, and friendly. We take seriously our mission to be an inclusive shul and strive to accommodate all who wish to participate in services.
We are a family congregation, where young and old pray together. Members of the congregation lead the davening, read from the Torah, and chant haftarot. Often those taking leadership roles are teenagers who have learned the necessary skills through the Spiegel Religious School and Beth El’s B’nai Mitzvah program.
Rabbi Alex Greenbaum is our spiritual leader. His unique mix of humor and wisdom sets the tone for all of our services. He invites participation during his sermons, supports and celebrates every family during important life cycle events, and always ends services on time.
Some select services are broadcast live. They can be watched on YouTube Live.
Daily Services in the Leizer Balk/Ahavas-Zedeck Chapel
Monday through Friday mornings: 7:00 AM Monday through Thursday evenings: 6:00 PM Sunday Mornings: 8:30 AM
Please Note: There are times when we move our daily minyan to the home of a member who is sitting Shiva. If you are observing a yahrzeit or serving on Jewry duty, we will make every effort to contact you. We thank you for your cooperation. Please call the Beth El Office at (412) 561-1168 if you have questions.
High Holy Day Services
Find all the information you need about the High Holy Day Services at Beth El, including Youth and Children Service times, obtaining Extra Tickets, and signing up for Babysitting.
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…
Jenna’s Squad got crafty this month! First they decorated triangle-shaped Rice Krispie Treats for a gluten-free mishloach manot treat (see directions below.) Then they decorated masks with feathers and gems. This 7th grade group of girls is all ready for Purim! Ingredients Homemade Rice Krispie Treats cut into triangles Lollipop sticks 15 oz bar of…
Our kids have been busy participating in many fun programs and events! On February 4, our Chaverim students participated in the annual World Wide Wrap. Synagogues from all over the world take part in this one-time-a-year-event, held on Super Bowl Sunday. Rabbi Alex taught students and parents how to put on tefillin, and students had…