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 Chris Benton 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.

 

Donate to a Fund

Honor or Remember a Loved One with a Donation!

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