Honoree Event

Honoring those who work selflessly, tirelessly and with great passion to help others.

On occasion, we come together as a shul and community to honor the work and dedication of members both at Beth El Congregation and the Pittsburgh Jewish Community.  

Recently, nearly 300 people attended our Tribute Dinner honoring Alvin Catz & Sam Balk for their lifelong achievements at Beth El!

Sam Balk and Alvin Catz Tribute Dinner
Sam Balk and Alvin Catz Tribute Dinner

Honoring Someone Special

If you would like to honor a person or group, please contact Steve Hecht to find a way (whether through a brunch, a dinner, creation of a fund, or other approach) that will show your appreciation to the person or group that has made a difference in the lives of others.

 

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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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