Yom Shabbat, 1 Heshvan 5775
  • Forte! Join our Community as we honor Rabbi Leib's 25th Anniversary!
  • Israel in 2015! If you are interested in traveling on a congregational trip, please email Karen Kantor with your name, and your preferred travel time - late June or late December; also tell us if this would be your first trip to Israel. We will use your input to create a trip that will best meet your interests. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Re-dedication of our Czech Memorial Torahs - We remember the legacy of the Jews of what is now the Czech Republic and the Torahs that were rescued from the ashes of the Holocaust in a beautiful program set for Sunday, November 2 at 3:00 p.m. This year marks 50 years since 1564 Torahs were transported from Prague to the Westminster Synagogue in London, and from there, sent to synagogues around the world. We are privileged to have three of these scrolls on permanent loan. The program will honor the Jewish communities that were "home" to these Torahs, sharing the stories and the memories that did not perish in the Holocaust. The program is free to the community.

  • Double Chai honors for Jackie Cheifetz, in recognition of 36 years of her dedication to our Religious School. Join Jackie and her family for Shabbat dinner on Friday, November 7 after a 6:00 p.m. Erev Shabbat Family Service. 

  • Responsible, behind the scenes, for negotiating for the release of Gilad Shalit, we welcome Gershon Baskin, author of the book "The Negotiator: Freeing Gilad Schalit from Hamas" to Beth Am on Friday, November 14. He will speak immediately following the 7:30 p.m. Shabbat service. Baskin, a columnist for the Jerusalem Post, will speak on "Israel's Outlook after Operation Protective Edge."  He is the founder and co-chairman of "Israel Palestine Creative Regional Initiatives," dedicated to the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on the basis of "two-states for two peoples" solution. Invite your friends to welcome Mr. Baskin to Beth Am!

  • Hear the beautiful sounds of Forte! Join our Community as we honor Rabbi Leib's 25th Anniversary on Sunday, December 7 for a matinee celebration concert at the Keswick Theater in Glenside featuring Forte, the tenor trio finalist from America's Got Talent. For more information about sponsorship opportunities(all ads are due no later than Monday, October 27) and tickets, please contact the Administrative Office, 215-886-8000.

  • Cycle group forming! Everyone is invited to join with other congregants to enjoy local bike rides. Share a ride on the towpath, the West River Drive or along the river to Valley Forge, among other great routes. Contact Stuart Levin at 215-359-8547 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  • Sisterhood-sponsored weekly Mah Jongg is held Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. Call Gail Stein 215-947-3302 for information. Mah Jongg sets, cases and accessories make terrific gifts. Sisterhood has wonderful items at great prices. If you would like to order something, or wish to have more information, please contact Cindy Blum, 267-625-4290.

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