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Seliḥot Prayers

Click on the links below to access the PDF of the Selihot prayers. Selihot - Day 2Selihot - Day 3Selihot - Day 4Selihot - Day 5Selihot - Day 6Selihot - Day 7Selihot - Eve of the New YearSelihot - Fast of GedaliahSelihot - 2nd Penitential DaySelihot - 3rd Penitential DaySelihot - 4th Penitential DaySelihot - […]

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Why Do We Say "May Her Memory Be for a Blessing"? Originally Published September 25-26, 2020.

The world has lost Ruth Bader Ginsburg (z”l).  So just why do we say “May her memory be for a blessing”?  (That “(z”l)” after her name above stands for zikhronah livrakha, blessed memory, in the shorthand form.) Proverbs 10:7 says “the memory of the righteous is invoked in blessing” but “the fame of the wicked […]

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Tish'ah Be'Av 5780

Wednesday, July 29, 2020 Presented by Dor Hadash 8:15 p.m.: Opening Program 9:00 p.m.: Ma’ariv 9:15 p.m.: Community Eykhah Reading Join via Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/97713104277 After services participate in this program! Reviewing Customs for Tish’ah Be’Av Tish’ah Be’Av is a full-day fast, from 8:15 p.m. Wednesday July 29 to 9:15 p.m. Thursday July 30. We must […]

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What Should I Know About Prejudice? Originally Published June 5-6, 2020.

Recently the Anti-Defamation League created a new section on their website, titled “Antisemitism Uncovered:  A Guide to Old Myths in a New Era.”  It resides at https://antisemitism.adl.org/. The ADL means this as a resource for both historic reference and current expressions.  And as Mrs. Grammer the history teacher used to tell us, we cannot understand […]

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05/26/20: Annual Spring Congregational Meeting

Let Your Voice Be Heard! beginning at 7:30 p.m. via online video and audio tools; details to be provided. Agenda includes: Election of members to the Board of Trustees Vote on a preliminary budget for FY20 Review and vote on a new Constitution for the synagogue All members are invited. Click Here to Join via […]

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Constitution Virtual Open House

05/24/20 beginning at 7:40 p.m. Tune in on Sunday, May 24 from 7:40 p.m. - 9:40 p.m. for the virtual Open House to discuss the Amended and Restated Constitution and Bylaws.  The Constitution/Bylaws committee looks forward to explaining the leadership, committee, and other changes and looks forward to answering your questions. All members are invited. […]

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03/28/2020: Havdalah and Singing

Beginning at 8:45 p.m. Join us for Havdallah and an opportunity to sing together as we celebrate the conclusion of Shabbat and the beginning of a new week! We’ll be starting, on this Saturday night, at: 8:45pm. Join the Havdalah: https://zoom.us/j/238537952 Join the singing, following Havdalah: https://www.watch2gether.com/rooms/ji3li7x6twhsa1sqtq

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03/18/2020: The Plight of Uyghur Muslims

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Debby Firestone - Life & Legacy

We are now a Legacy Partner! Beth Shalom was invited to become a member of the Life and Legacy program this past fall. We feel very fortunate to be a part of this program, along with more than thirteen Pittsburgh Jewish organizations offered by the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation. The […]

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What Are All These Dots, Then? Part 2. Originally Published February 14-15, 2020.

Last week we discussed the dagesh kal.  To review a bit, a dot in the middle of a Hebrew letter (and we are talking for the most part Biblical Hebrew for the moment) is called a dagesh (דָּגֵשׁ).  In fact, the dot inside the “ד” is one.  “Dagesh” means “piercing.”  There is another sort of […]

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