Robyn and Bruce: Small Community, Kind Rabbis

Categories: 100 Reasons, Community Voices
 

This week’s 100 Reasons blog features Beth El members Robyn Harris and Bruce Waldo.

Robyn: I grew up at Beth El. Bruce and I met in California.

Bruce: We met in LA, and when we were dating we would come back here to visit her folks, and I loved it. I grew up in a small community in California, and Mt Lebanon reminded me of that, so I wanted to come back here. I think it’s a great place for our young daughter to grow up.

Robyn: My sister Stacy (Vestal) was here, and she encouraged us to come back to Beth El and give it a try.

Bruce: So we came to a service, and Rabbi Alex was just so awesome—so giving and kind and approachable.

Robyn: And funny . . .

Bruce: Yes, so funny! So we thought, let’s do it. And then when we met Rabbi Amy, she’s just so awesome, too. Kind and sweet and good.  We love it here.

100 Reasons is a blog series featuring members of our diverse and delightful congregational family.  We are celebrating Beth El’s 100th anniversary this year with 100 stories, 100 memories, 100 reasons to join us! If you would like to add your story or memory to the blog, please contact Nancy Langer.

[ssba]

JOIN US 

 Looking for a new spiritual home?
You are welcome at Beth El.

Recent blog posts

What We Talk About When We Talk About Plastic Recycling

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…

Read More
Read more

Sponge Alternatives

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…

Read More
Read more

The quickest picker upper…

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…

Read More
Read more