Welcome to our neighborhood!

When you open the doors to Rodef Shalom, you’ll find a community that’s as vibrant and evolving as you are. You’ll discover a diverse congregation engaged in social issues, culture, and learning – a congregation rediscovering Jewish values that give meaning and provide a strong foundation to face the challenges of contemporary life.

Our doors are open to everyone.

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Worship With Us

Join us for Shabbat services with beautiful music and meaningful prayer. We welcome interfaith families, the LGBTQIA+ community, visitors, and all generations… and we’re saving a seat for you too.

Learn With Us

We are lifelong learners, from childhood to golden years. Preschool, religious school, or adult education, there are always age-appropriate opportunities to learn at Rodef Shalom. 

Engage With Us

Have some fun, make a difference, and deepen relationships… the best way to make the most of our community is to get involved. From social action events to celebratory meals, you'll find something you love at Rodef Shalom.

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Nosh on this quick bite

In their 15 Minutes with a Mensch Podcast, Rodef Shalom members Bill Battistone and Sarah Greenwald explore various aspects and ideas of modern day Jewish life with guests of all backgrounds and interests. These brief episodes delve into individual practices of faith and culture, Torah teachings, and much more!

  • Holiday Toy and Gift Card Drive
    Wed, Dec 07
    Rodef Shalom Congregation
    Dec 07, 7:00 PM – Dec 11, 2:00 PM
    Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Rodef Shalom's COSA Committee is collecting new toys for our friends at Holy Cross Episcopal Church in Homewood and For Good PGH in Braddock to distribute to under-resourced families this holiday season. Please drop off new, unwrapped toys or gift cards for the purchase of toys.
  • Outrageous Bingo: 25th Anniversary Edition!
    Sat, Dec 10
    Rodef Shalom Congregation
    Dec 10, 7:30 PM
    Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Come OUT and join the LGBTQ+ community in Pittsburgh for an OUTrageous evening of Bingo and entertainment! 12 Regular games, CASH BASH, 'As Seen On TV' prizes, Twitter Game and live Entertainment!
  • K-4th Grade Hanukkah Cookie Decorating
    Sun, Dec 11
    Rodef Shalom Congregation
    Dec 11, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
    Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Every Hanukkah celebration needs some yummy Hanukkah-themed cookies and we're going to make them together! Join your friends for lunch and a cookie-decorating extravaganza. We'll have frosting, we'll have sprinkles, and we'll have lots of decorating tools... all we need is you!
  • 5th-7th Grade Bayernhof Museum Tour
    Sun, Dec 11
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    Dec 11, 12:00 PM
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    Come explore a museum like one you have NEVER seen before. Located right here in Pittsburgh, this mansion houses a world-class collection of music boxes and other antique automatic music machines, as well as many other fascinating items... including a number of hidden doors and secret passages!
  • THERSTY (8th-12th Grade) Rolls Into Winter Break at Neville Roller Drome
    Dec 14, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
    Neville Roller Drome, 5109 Neville Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15225, USA
    Lace up your skates and celebrate Hanukkah at our skating party! Bring your own skates or rent a pair at the skate park. $8 to skate, $3 to rent - CASH ONLY. This event is "rolling," which means come and leave whenever you want. RSVP by December 11.
  • Latkepalooza
    Sun, Dec 18
    Congregation Beth Shalom
    Dec 18, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Congregation Beth Shalom, 5915 Beacon St, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, USA
    Games, crafts, prizes, donuts and latkes! Everyone is welcome to join us for J-JEP Religious School's annual community Hanukkah celebration. Only $5 per person or $15 per family at the door. For sponsorship opportunities contact Stephanie at ad@jjep.org.
  • Youth and Family Hanukkah Dinner and Celebration
    Thu, Dec 22
    Rodef Shalom Congregation
    Dec 22, 6:00 PM
    Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Families with kids of all ages are invited to celebrate Hanukkah together. We 'll light the Hanukkah menorah, sing some songs, have a festive meal, and of course, play a bit of dreidel! $5 per person or $25 per family - RSVP REQUIRED by December 18.
  • Our Giving Kitchen Social Action Day
    Wed, Dec 28
    Location is TBD
    Dec 28, 12:30 PM
    Location is TBD
    Save the date! More details coming soon.
  • Christian Jewish Dialogue
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jan 05
    ALC1 and Online
    Jan 05, 2023, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    ALC1 and Online, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Facilitated by local clergy from Jewish & Christian backgrounds, this monthly discussion explores topics of similarities and differences.
  • Wise Aging Group
    Meets Monthly
    Rodef Shalom and Online
    Meets Monthly
    Rodef Shalom and Online, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    This cohort experience is designed for Jewish adults 55 and older who are open to conversations about what it means not just to get older but to age wisely. The group will meet monthly using the book Wise Aging: Living with Joy, Resilience, and Spirit.
  • I'm Jewish! Now what?!
    October 2022 - May 2023
    Rodef Shalom
    October 2022 - May 2023
    Rodef Shalom, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    This cohort experience is designed for Rodef Shalom members up to age 35 who want to build Jewish practice skills, make connections, and grow relationships.
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