About New Light Congregation
Auxiliaries & Committees
Upcoming Men's Club /
- Movie Night, August 19, 7:00 PM. The First Wives Club
- Picnic, August 26, 5:00 PM
- An Evening with Chana Deray, Author of Kugel, Chaos and Unconditional Love, September 5, 7:00 PM
There are regular programs with speakers. We have toured the University of Pittsburgh Nationality Rooms, the Clayton House & the Heinz History Center and attended plays at the Pittsburgh Playhouse. Plans are underway for new outings. One largest fund raising events is the sale of Enjoy Books. Book plates are sold to be placed in our new Shabbat Prayer Books. A free first year Sisterhood membership is given to all new Synagogue members. Sharyn Stein is the Sisterhood President.
The Hesed Committee pursues the many mitzvot that constitute caring for our members in the best of times and in the worst of times. We are in touch with happens in their lives whether it is a planned simcha or unplanned time of difficulty or grief. In case of illness, the rabbi may visit or a hesed volunteer will call. If a shiva period of mourning is observed, our volunteers call upon ten people to make a minyan to say “kaddish” at home or at the synagogue (when services are not scheduled). We deliver soup and are present for hospitality if a member is recovering at home from surgery or illness. We communicate through a telephone tree to inform and also mobilize our congregation to help a member in need. Whether it is a birth, marriage, birthday or anniversary, we spread the word and celebrate your milestones. True hesed is a gift of one’s presence to another whom God sends at just the right time!
Hesed Contact Information
Please call Carl Solomon 412-421-2165