09/11/20: 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 Saturday at 11:00 a.m.
  • Evening Shabbat services at 6:00 p.m.
  • Morning Service ( 8:00 a.m. on Sunday / 7:30 a.m. Monday – Friday)
  • Evening Service (7:00 p.m. Sunday – Thursday / 6:00 p.m. on Friday)
  • Shabbat Services:
    • Candle Lighting:  Sep. 11 at 7:15 p.m. | Sep. 18 at 7:03 p.m.
    • Morning Services: Sep. 12 at 9:00 a.m.
    • Minhah: Sep. 12 at 7:25 p.m. | Sept. 19 at 7:00 p.m.
    • Ma’ariv: Sep. 12 at 7:45 p.m. | Sept. 19 at  7:30 p.m.
    • Havdalah: Sep. 12 at 8:13 p.m. | Sept. 19 at 8:02 p.m.
    • Selihot Night Live: September 12 at 8:30 p.m.

Zoom services do not require a sign-up.


The Membership Committee is looking for additional volunteers to help us prepare for the High Holidays. If you are willing to make phone calls or help deliver holiday supplies, please fill out the form here: 


Thank you,
Jessica Hammer
Membership Committee Chair


Mazal Tov to

Hannah Adelson on being called to the Torah as a bat mitzvah. Mazal tov also to her parents, Rabbi Seth and Judith Adelson.


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.

SEPT. 5 - 11, 2020 16 - 22 ELUL, 5780

 Janet Abels
Gertrude Alexander
Anna Amdur
Mollie Bazarow
Abraham Bennett
Louis S. Berkwit
Chaim Blumner
Lenore Kramer Breman
Rachael Bress
Fannie Broida
Edith K. Casar
Katherine Chentow
Jann Carole Childs
Isaac Cimerman
Mollie S. Cohen
Ida Dunn
Dr. Joseph Edelstein
Clarence A. Eisner
Jacob Fierman
Esther Foreman
Ina Freeman
Pearl Gelman
Meyer B. Glass
James J. Glick
Alan Goldberg
Louis Goldberg
Esther S. Greenberg
Israel Halpern
Samuel Henry Harris
Eva Cohen Herman
Sam Hurwitz
Elma Huttner
Owen Marvin Katz
Allen M. Kaufman
Mary B. Kaufman
Bess Z. Kaufmann
L. Harold Kirkell
Bernice Klein
Lee Kleinerman
Lillian Kohler
Brana Krinberg
Leon Kweller
Gertrude Leff
Ernest Lembersky
Louis Levinson
Max Lumelsky
Bessie Lyttle
Fannie Magram
Gerald Marcus
Paul H. Marcus
Harry McKibben
Daniel Miller
Martin S. Morrow
Louis Mullen
Chana Ita Nadel
Frances Newman
Abe D. Nowling
Charles Nussbaum
Lillie Palkovitz
Hyman Parkler
Rose R. Polk
William Price
Harold S. Reck
Anna Goldie Reingold
Anna Rubin
Mendel Rubinstein
Elizabeth Schiffman
Thelma Schiffman
Irene L. Schwartz
Sherman Schwartz
Leah Shikora
Morris Sigman
Stanford W. Sillins
Goldie Silverman
Mildred L. Silverman
Morton S. Silverman
Harry A. Simons
Louis Small
William Stark
Anna R. Stolar
Joseph Stolar
Geraldine Veldenenzer
H. Selma Volkin
Fred Wilder
Morris Winer
Donald L. Wise
Abraham York
Joseph Zwick