07/03/20: Shabbat Shalom

The information below comes from our Shabbat Bulletin. Currently we have transitioned our voice to the web, making all materials easily available for our members.   The information below would have been published in our Shabbat Bulletin. For the time being, since we are not creating the Bulletin in paper form, we have transitioned this information to our website, for ease of access while keeping our distance from one another.  We look forward to publishing again in the future.

The scheduled availability of attending services in-person on July 4, 11, and 18 has been cancelled, due to the swelling rate of COVID-19 infections in Allegheny County.   Services will continue to be held over Zoom, at the usual link, see below.

Service Times

  • Shababababa at 5:15 p.m.
  • Hod veHadar Evening Shabbat services at 6:00 p.m.
  • Morning ( 8:00 a.m. on Sunday / 7:30 a.m. Monday – Friday)
  • Evening (7:00 p.m. Sunday – Thursday / 6:00 p.m. on Friday)
  • Shabbat Services:
    • Candle Lighting:   July 3 at 8:35 p.m. | July 10 at 8:32 p.m.
    • Morning Services: July 4 at 9:30 a.m. | July 11 at 9:30 a.m.
    • Minhah: July 4 at 8:35 p.m. | July 11 at 8:40 p.m.
    • Ma’ariv: June 27 at 9:05 p.m. | July 11 at 9:00 p.m.
    • Havdalah: June 27 at 9:36 p.m. | July 11 at 9:32 p.m.

Zoom services do not require a sign-up.


Mazal Tov to:
Natalie & Benjamin Berman on the birth of a boy last Friday!

Condolences to:
Ravenna Miller, on the passing of her husband Bernard Miller on June 28.


I've Always Wondered

The Rabbi’s Assistant answers questions that someone might be too shy to ask. Click here to read her blog!

Do You Know Your Hebrew Name? Please Write It Down!

Do you know your Hebrew Name? Can you spell it in Hebrew? Do you know the names of your relatives, of those before you and those younger than you? For whom were you named? Do you spell your name the same way? Do you need help with this? We are here. Please collect your family’s full Hebrew names and keep them somewhere safe. We can keep them for you, as well.
Better now than searching years later. As we spend more time with family at home and calling our relatives, we are well situated to do the research.
Your Hebrew name follows the format XXXXXX son/daughter of YYYYYY and ZZZZZZ, where XXXXXX is your given Hebrew name, YYYYYY is your dad’s given name, and ZZZZZZ is your mom’s.
Please email Audrey Glickman, Rabbi’s Assistant, at RabbiAsst@BethShalomPgh.org with your name or with questions about finding your name.


The following Yahrzeits will be observed this Shabbat and in the coming week. This list comprises those dear departed for whom there are dedicated plaques in our praying spaces, and those for whom contributions have been made to have their names listed here.

FOR THE WEEK OF JULY 4 - 10, 2020 12 - 18 TAMMUZ, 5780

Leah Alpern
Meyer K. Amdur
Fyrne Lois Bergstein
Daniel Berkman
David Block
Mary Breman
Abe J. Breman
Max Bress
Jacob Burechson
Anna Caplan
Bessie Charapp
Alan M. Cohen
Aaron Dines
Jacob Elinoff
Mariam Mendel Emerman
Lena Estner
Sidney Feinstein
Mary Fetter
Shirley Fisher
Anne Foreman
Katherine Frank
Fred Freedel
Sam Freedman
Solomon Gellman
Regina Goldberg
Irene V. Gorman
Henry B. Gorman
Anne Pechersky Green
Norman M. Halpern
Maurice Heimowitz
David I. Helfer
Benjamin Heller
Louis Hilk
Carl Max Janavitz
Erwin Kalla
Ethel Kwall
Edith Letwin
Melvin H. Levenson
Reuben Levine
Ida R. Levy
Joseph Loikrec
Rose Marcovsky
Lena Markowitz
Theresa Maria Neal
Sadie Neustein
Jack Palkovitz
Verna Plung
Martin C. Port
Morris Robinowitz
Henry (Pat) Rubenstein
Anna Rose Sarkoff
Edith Schwartz
Hymen Schwartz
Martha Golding Segman
Hilda Z. Shames
Joseph Shapiro
Rose Gertrude Shapiro
Gittel Siff
Max Smolover
Mildred Snider
Irwin M. Solow
Morris Spiegelman
Meyer Spiro
Irving Stein
Max Stein
Rabbi Kalman B. Taxon
Rebecca F. Tracht
Samuel Trachtenberg
Harry Valinsky
Anna G. Watkins
Fannie Weil
Faye Rubenstein Weiss
Audrey Weiss
Esther Weiss
Wiliiam Williams