I've Always Wondered
What Jewish Person in the Labor Movement was Born this Week? Originally Published January 21-22, 2022.New!!

Born on January 27, 1850, in London, Samuel Gompers would go on to become a primary force behind the American labor movement.  The oldest of five boys, Samuel left school at age 10 to apprentice as a shoemaker.  Soon he joined his father making cigars.  In 1863, the family moved to the Lower East Side […]

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Congregation - Upcoming
Sisterhood Shabbat 5782: February 19New!!

Saturday, February 19, 2022 - 18 Adar 5782 9:30 a.m. in the Faye Rubenstein Weiss Sanctuary Celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the First Bat Mitzvah in History. Guest Speaker: Barbara Burstin, Ph.D in History Honoring: Lauren Coblenz, Diane Silberg and Joan Wagman  Become a Patron of Sisterhood Shabbat 5782

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I've Always Wondered
Must One Be a Rabbi to Become a Sofer? Originally Published January 14-15, 2022.

One need not be an ordained rabbi to serve as a sofer, but one must nevertheless absorb and deploy a great deal of knowledge and skill.  A sofer (סופר) is a scribe (the female sofer is a soferet) who transcribes onto parchment the words of sifrei Torah and tefillin and mezuzot.  The acronym formed by […]

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Congregation - Upcoming
Save the Date: Clues and Schmooze, March 12

Registration opens here soon!

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Derekh - Upcoming
Fourth Annual Derekh Speaker Series - First Speaker February 2

For our fourth annual Derekh Speaker Series, we have invited authors from across the country to discuss their books at Beth Shalom. These books take us from 1930s Atlantic City to near future Ohio to our own kitchens.  Join us for the journey! The talks are FREE and open to the public!  This series of talks by authors is […]

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Derekh - Upcoming
Jews, the First Amendment, and Abortion Rights, January 30

Join us for an online program as Dr Rachel Kranson, Director of Jewish Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, discusses the intersection of Jewish tradition, the freedom of religion, and America's legal battles over abortion. This talk will take place over Zoom on Sunday, January 30, from 2:00 - 3:30 pm. To register, go to […]

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