08/07/20: 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.

Service Times

  • Youth Tefillah at 5:15 p.m.
  • 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:  Aug. 7 at 8:08 p.m. | Aug. 14 at 7:59 p.m.
    • Morning Services: Aug. 8 at 9:30 a.m. | Aug 15 at 9:30 a.m.
    • Minhah: Aug. 8 at 8:15 p.m. | Aug 15 at 8:05 p.m.
    • Ma’ariv: Aug. 8 at 8:35 p.m. | Aug 15 at 8:35 p.m.
    • Havdalah: Aug. 8 at 9:07 p.m |Aug 15 at 8:57 p.m.

Zoom services do not require a sign-up.


Mazal Tov to

Laurie & Harry Zionts, grandparents, and Shirley Zionts, great-grandmother, happily announcing the birth of Noah Jude Rubin, son of Kayla and Andrew Rubin, born August 6, at 3:47 p.m., weighing 5 lbs. 10 oz.


Condolences to

Arthur Cohen and Frayda Cohen on the passing of brother/uncle Allan Cohen on July 31th.

Sally Greenwald on the passing of her husband and our past president Alan Greenwald on August 1st.

Evelyn Favish on the passing of Boris Weinstein on August 3rd.

Family and friends on the passing of Bernice Elinoff on August 3rd.

Family and friends on the passing of Deborah Minden.


I've Always Wondered

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

Volunteer Awards - Nominations

Now accepting nominations for volunteer awards.

  • Lester A. Hamburg Member of the Year Award honors a member who embodies volunteerism, leadership, and a long history of participation within the congregation.
  • Ethel and Bernard M. Halpern Young Leadership Award recognizes a young leader in our congregational family who has set an example of volunteerism and decision-making.
  • Nathan E. Snader Distinguished Service Award rewards a member who has demonstrated exemplary service and dedication to Beth Shalom and the larger Jewish community.
  • Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle Volunteers of the Year Award celebrates a member whose devotion and involvement has positively impacted Beth Shalom and Pgh.’s Jewish community.

Please submit nominations by September 7 to our Receptionist Tika, at x114 or receptionist@bethshalompgh.org.

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 AUGUST 8 - 14, 2020 18 - 24 AV, 5780

Harry Averbach
Auvra Averback
Eva S. Barach
Lorraine Barnett
Mendel Berer
Sadye Bowytz
Esther P. Brodie
Lillian Burechson
Harry Cooper
Nathan Darling
Bernice Dickoff
Cyma Dolan
Millicent Stein Dolson
Rose Domb
Leonard Ehrenreich
Joseph Feldman
Katie Finkel
Rose Berenfield Fishbein
Nathan Foreman
Morris (Sonny) Gelman
Gerald Goldberg
Sarah Gross
Lester A. Hamburg
Jennie Harris
Anna Hoffman
Hilda Hurwitz
Ann Hyman
Mayme G. Kaplan
Howard Karp
Ellen Krell
Charles Laufe
Samuel Lempert
David Marc Letwin
Dr. Jules M. Levine
Ida Levy
Simon Levy
Beverly Lewinter
N. Leonard Litman
Jacob H. Marcus
Abraham D. Miller
William P. Mirskey
Sophia Moltz
Anne Morris
Laura G. Moss
Bela Narinskaya
Anne LaBorwit Richter
Anna R Rosenbloom
Max Rubenstein
Martha Silberberg
Maurice Silverberg
Joseph Spokane
Berthold Stein
Isadore Stein
Rebecca Supowitz
Earle Thall
Grace Tucker
Samuel Watkins
Eileen Wayne
H. Jesse Wayne
Molly D. Wein
Henry M. Weisberg
Herbert Wilf
Mary Winn
Harry Winsberg
Florence Wolinsky
William M. "Bill" Yoffee
Yuri Yurovsky
Rose Ethel Zweig