I've Always Wondered
Who Was Adolph Green, Whose Birthday Is December 2nd? Originally Published November 29-30, 2019.

Adolph Green (12/2/1914-10/23/2002), was born in the Bronx, son of Helen & Daniel Green.  He was to become a beloved lyricist, playwright and actor.  Perhaps his long-time collaborator’s name, Betty Comden, will help you remember him.  For some six decades this pair produced some of the most revered and enjoyed Broadway and Hollywood hits. Adolph […]

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Latkes and Sufganiyot

Wednesday, December 18th | 7:30 p.m. If you have any questions, please reach out to jmarkiz@bethshalompgh.org

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02/27/2020: Sisterhood Book Club

Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 7:30 p.m.

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Latkepalooza 2019

Sunday, December 15, 2019 | 10:00 a.m.Samuel & Minnie Hyman Ballroom

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Pajama Havdalah

Saturday, December 7th | 6:15 p.m. If you have any questions, please reach out to jmarkiz@bethshalompgh.org

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What Is this Yasher Koah? Or Is It Yasher Koakh? Originally Published November 22-23, 2019.

A member of the congregation has just chanted a four-page haftarah and kept everyone riveted.  Someone calls out, “Yasher Koah!” and a bunch of other congregants echo the sentiment.  What are they saying? The literal meaning is something akin to  “straight strength.”  Koah (כּוֹחַ) means “strength” and yishar  (יִישַּׁר) (the dictionary puts “yasher” (“יְיַשֵּׁר”) into […]

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Annual All Age Hanukkah Party

December 18, 2019 | 5:00 - 6:30 PM K-12th Grade in the Samuel & Minnie Hyman Ballroom Cost: $10.00 for YD members$15.00 for non-members Have you filled out our membership form?

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Shabbat Shi'ur: Dec. 7

Saturday, December 7th | 12:45 p.m. If you have any questions, please reach out to jmarkiz@bethshalompgh.org

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Kids Clothing Drive

A fundraiser for the NCJW Back 2 School Store DECEMBER 15 @ LATKEPALOOZA OR DROP OFF ANYTIME IN THE ELC OFFICE Give light this Hanukkah with BSUSY and theRSTY teens by donating NEW kids clothes, socks, underwear, gloves, or hats! Please bring child sizes small - x-large. Please make sure all donation have tags! Questions? […]

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What Is Yizkor? Originally Published November 15-16, 2019.

Yizkor  is our public observance of the loss of a loved one.  The word yizkor (יִזְכּוֹר - literally, “may He remember”) is our calling upon God to remember the souls of our lost loved ones.  Generally we have a Yizkor service four times a year - on Yom Kippur, the eighth day of Sukkot (Shemini […]

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