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.



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