08/14/20: 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)
  • Special Added Service Thursday, August 20, at 9:00 a.m., as Sonia & Theresa Schachter celebrate becoming benot mitzvah
  • Evening (7:00 p.m. Sunday – Thursday / 6:00 p.m. on Friday)
  • Shabbat Services:
    • Candle Lighting:  Aug. 14 at 7:59 p.m. | Aug. 21 at 7:49 p.m.
    • Morning Services: Aug. 15 at 9:30 a.m. | Aug 22 at 9:30 a.m.
    • Minhah: Aug. 15 at 8:05 p.m. | Aug 22 at 7:55 p.m.
    • Ma’ariv: Aug. 15 at 8:35 p.m. | Aug 22 at 8:15 p.m.
    • Havdalah: Aug. 15 at 8:57 p.m |Aug 22 at 8:47 p.m.

Zoom services do not require a sign-up.


Condolences to

Beth (Jeff) Elinoff on the passing of her father Myron Snider on August 8th.



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.

Has Your Event Been Impacted by COVID-19?

If so, please call Michelle Vines, Events Coordinator to discuss the future.
412.421.2288 x113 • catering1@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 15 - 21, 2020 25 AV- 1 ELUL, 5780


Saul Alber
Isaac Albert
Isadore Alpern
Kreinya Aynbinder
Ruth Balber
Dorothy Baltin
Willie Bendas
Yvonne J. Berkwit
Carla Brody
Cantor Finley Bukaitz
Dorothy Chosky
Andrew Cohen
Rose Colker
Ettie Dane
Jacob W. Davis
Ben Dinovitz
Helen Fink
Manya Friedman
Louis Garfinkel
Sam Garfinkel
Audrey Golden
Solomon Goldstein
Shirley Gordon
Reva Gurevich
Rose Grace Halpern
Dana Helfer
Hyman Herman
Sherman Hershman
Hazel Horowitz
Charles Hydovitz
Jeannette Joseph
Fred Kaye
Fannie G. Kenner
Harry Arthur Kingley
Elia Klein
Esther Grumet Lampl
Sylvia G. Landay
Bernard A. Levine
David Levison
Rose Lieber
Irving Lovit
Mina Mandel
Harry Markley
Klara Kotlyar Markov
Jacob A. Mates
Philip Milgron
Joseph C. Miller
Anna Rabinovitz
Max S. Rackoff
Henry D. Recht
Carl Reisman
Harriet R. Rosenberg
Esther Rudo
Anita O. Ruslander
Nathaniel M. Schorin
Benjamin Schwartz
Helen Schwartz
Mollie R. Schwartz
Helen Hyman Schweiger
Charlotte Schwimer
Bazalel Seiavitch
Aaron Shapiro
Albert Shapiro
Rachel Shapiro
Jeannette Bonn Shear
Benjamin Sheinman
Phillip Sidransky
Minnie Silverberg
Irma Silverblatt
Lillian L. Silverman
Alexander H. Singer
Rose G. Skirboll
Frank Solomon
Selma Stein
Amalia Steinbach
Samuel Steinman
David H. Stern
Irwin M. Surloff
Fannie Surloff
Meyer Maier Talenfeld
Louis Wakes
Sophie Weinkle
Ida Weinman
Frank Weitzen
Regina Black Wendler
Charlotte Fox Zabusky
Semeon Zamakhovsky
Aaron H. Zwick