08/21/20: 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 Friday at 5:15 p.m.
  • Evening Shabbat services at 6:00 p.m.
  • On Saturday morning, August 29, services begin at 9:15 a.m. and Hannah Adelson becomes a bat mitzvah.
  • 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. 21 at 7:49 p.m. | Aug. 28 at 7:38 p.m.
    • Morning Services: Aug. 22 at 9:30 a.m. | Aug 29 at 9:15 a.m.
    • Minhah: Aug. 22 at 7:55 p.m. | Aug 29 at 7:45 p.m.
    • Ma’ariv: Aug. 22 at 8:15 p.m. | Aug 29 at 8:05 p.m.
    • Havdalah: Aug. 22 at 8:47 p.m |Aug 29 at 8:36 p.m.

Zoom services do not require a sign-up.


Mazal Tov to

Sonia and Theresa Schachter, who celebrated becoming benot mitzvah on August 20, 2020.

Ben & Abby Schachter, parents of the benot mitzvah.

Connie & Ian Pollack on their new granddaughter Maya Remi Pollack, born July 25th to Andy & Rebecca Pollack.

Connie & Ian Pollack on their grandson (whom we failed to report) Jasper Winston Pollack, born March 25th to Ben & Alison Pollack.


Condolences to

Judy Cohen and family on the passing of her husband Bill Cohen on August 14th.
Carl Krasik and family on the passing of his wife and our life-long member Elaine Belle Krasik on August 18th.




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 22 - 28, 2020 2 - 8 ELUL, 5780


Mabel Abramovitz
Charles Apter
Khana Azbel
Alan Herbert Azen
Ida Baer
Tillie Bennett
Leo S. Brody
Bernard Cohen
Mollie Cohen
Elizabeth D. Cramer
Yekusiel Cutler
Patty Danovitz
Susan Dickter
Harold Dunn
David Edelstein
Abe Edison
Meyer Fiman
David Fingeret
Louis O. Ginsburg
Yeshayoh Gold
David Gold
Annie D. Goldberg
Augusta G. Goldman
Raphael Goldstein
Gitel Gorodetsky
Jennie Gottlieb
Oscar M. Green
Jacob Greenberg
Leonard Grodstein
Norman A. Groudine
Howard W. Jacobson
Jack Josowitz
Bertram Katz
Herman Keisler
Norma Plotkin Kentor
Fred Sheldon Klein
Sherri Lee Klein
Alex L. Kramer
Lewis Lasday
Pearl Laufe
Rose Letwin
Thomas Lewis
Norman M. Marcus
Jack E. Marstine
Harry W. Martin
Stephanie Ann Miller
Ida Millstone
Arlene Mogerman
Ida Mogerman
Joseph G. Moidel
Joseph B. Nadel
Nathan Newman
Cynthia Anne Oleinick
Samuel Papernick
Calvin Perlman
Mark L. Pollack
Bertha Reck
Salven Reck
Morris Reiter
Rose Fairman Reznik
Frank J. Robinson
Frances Rosen
James Sacks
Dora Saul
Ida P. Saul
Clara Scherr
George Schneider
Gloria Schneider
Louis Schneir
Rae Schutzer
Amalia Schwartz
Belle S. Shapiro
Ruth Sheldon
Lee Singer
Maxine Sittsamer
Howard Snider
Zelda Sniderman
Herman Solomon
Leo Spiegle
Albert Spodek
Nathan M. Stark
Ralph Stein
Charles Stutin
Harry Tapley
Max Tarshis
Harry Treelisky
Jerome Valinsky
Jacob J. Watkins
Abraham M. Weber
Ida Weisband
Pearl Weiss
Martin Harry Wikes
Danil Zaydenberg
Madeline Zukerman
Nina Zytnick