Youth Department - Upcoming Event
Latkepalooza 2021New!!

Join us on Sunday December 5, 10:30am to 12 noon, in the CBS parking lot for latkes, games, prizes, and fun! For more details go to jjep.org/latkepalooza .

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I've Always Wondered
What Is Pirkei Avot? Originally Published November 24, 2021.New!!

Pirkei Avot (פרקי אבות) is translated as Ethics of the Fathers, though technically it means “chapters of the fathers” (or “of the ancestors,” since Hebrew uses the masculine for the plural - though they were all as it happens men).  (The word generally used for “ethics” is mussar, which was also used to name a […]

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Congregation - Upcoming
After Hanukkah Celebration

Join us on Saturday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m. for an After Hanukkah Celebration sponsored by the Men's Club and Sisterhood. Must register to attend. CLICK HERE to register. Questions? Contact us at info@bethshalompgh.org

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I've Always Wondered
What Is My Hebrew Name? What Is Yours? Published November 19-20, 2021.

(Reprised from August 10, 2018) A Hebrew name is chosen, generally by parents, as are other names.  A convert to Judaism chooses a Hebrew name, too. Jews have a tradition of naming after someone special who has gone before, as a way of perpetuating that person’s “good name.”  Ashkenazi Jews generally do not name after […]

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Congregation - Upcoming
Shabababa Presents: Havdalah-kah

Join us on Saturday, December 4 at 5:30 p.m. for havdalah and lighting Hanukkah candles, followed by singing classic Hanukkah songs, led by Rabbi Adelson on guitar. Enjoy a donut on us! CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

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I've Always Wondered
What Famous Jewish Inventor Was Born on November 9th? Originally Published November 5-6, 2021.

The famous Jewish inventor we are discussing today was Hedy Lamarr.  Born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler on November 9, 1914, in Vienna, to Gertrud “Trude” Kiesler (a pianist of Hungarian descent) and Emil Kiesler (a bank director of Galician descent), Hedwig was raised as a Christian after her mother converted.  Notwithstanding conversion, Hedy would help her […]

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Youth Department - Upcoming Event
BSUSY Lounge Nights - Mondays

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