At Beth El, we are a multi-generational congregation, where young and old pray. We offer a variety of prayer and spiritual experiences to meet the diverse spiritual needs of our community. We are also hands-on congregation, where members of all ages participate in our services by leading the prayers, reading from the Torah, and chanting Haftarot, and so much more. We are especially proud when those participating are our children and teenagers who have learned the necessary skills through the Spiegel Religious School and Beth El’s B’nai Mitzvah program.
This special Shabbat morning service invites our religious school-aged children to experience Shabbat with learning, prayer, and fun.
Held approximately monthly. Information about this program is distributed directly to the families of school-aged children. Please contact the office to be added to the email list.
B’nai Mitzvah Club on Zoom
This Shabbat morning experience offers our b’nai mitzvah students an opportunity to socialize, discussion current events and Judaism, and practice prayers in preparation for their b’nai mitzvah celebrations.
Held approximately monthly. Information about this program is distributed directly to the families of our b’nai mitzvah students. Please contact the office to be added to the email list.
Festival and Holiday
Please check the calendar for services and programming scheduled for holidays and festivals.
What We Talk About When We Talk About Plastic Recycling
February 12, 2021
Try to imagine a day where you go without using plastic—it’s impossible. From yogurt containers to shampoo bottles to takeout containers, plastic is a part of our daily lives. Just a few years ago, this didn’t bother many people because recycling plastic was easier and more commonplace. South Hills townships used to recycle all plastics…
Sponges. We all use them, from cleaning pots and pans to other household chores. But did you know that many sponges contain plastic? They are also a repository for germs and pretty hard to recycle. One way to make environmental changes in kitchen habits is to replace sponges with Swedish dishcloths. They are made from…
I grew up having paper towels handy for many uses, especially in the kitchen. Wash your hands; dry with a paper towel. Spill on the floor; wipe with a paper towel. Rinse fruits and vegetables; spread to dry on a paper towel. You get the idea. Once we started composting, we would add the used…