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Scotch Tasting

March 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Community building at its best. With much appreciation to amazing hosts, Barbra and Bart Mellits, our first annual Scotch Tasting was a huge success. Over 30 Beth Am members - new and seasoned - gathered at the Mellits' home for delicious nibbles and a full Scotch primer - complete with [...]

Opportunities to Serve – March 2019

March 1st, 2019|

At BAI, we work to improve the lives of others through our monthly collection drives, service projects, and learning sessions about issues and organizations engaged in tikkun olam.  Our collections are crisis-driven (e.g. toiletries to ICE detention centers) and also planned around known needs (e.g. food at holiday season).  Many of our most [...]

Spiritual Autobiography Group

February 27th, 2019|Tags: |

Chaverim, Please join us for a Spiritual Autobiography workshop. This workshop creates an opportunity to look back on the path you have been traveling with fresh eyes. With guided questions and activities, you will, among a group of supportive listeners: Map your path you have been living, looking at significant turning [...]

Opportunity to Serve – February 2019

February 1st, 2019|Tags: , , |

At BAI, we work to improve the lives of others through our monthly collection drives, service projects, and learning sessions about issues and organizations engaged in tikkun olam.  Our collections are crisis-driven (e.g. toiletries to ICE detention centers) and also planned around known needs (e.g. food at holiday season).  Many of our most [...]

MLK Weekend Remarks at Zion Baptist Church

January 20th, 2019|

Reverend King once said: “People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.” Good morning!   On behalf of the Beth Am Israel Board of Directors, [...]

Sacred Work

November 7th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

I have just returned from a deployment to Pittsburgh with the American Red Cross. For any of my colleagues who have experienced grief, the trauma experienced by the Pittsburgh Jewish community is similar, but orders of magnitude larger.  Despite all of the wonderful Jewish institutions that make up  the community, [...]

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