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Adult Learning

For 2,000 years, the synagogue, responsible for educating generations of Jewish students and families, has stood at the center of Jewish life and learning. For more than 150 years, since the earliest days of Reform Judaism in the United States, Rodef Shalom Congregation has been Pittsburgh's response to this historic chain of tradition.

Hear world-renowned speakers, check out our thought-provoking small study groups, or attend educational programs like concerts and films that are both are enriching and entertaining. We have educational opportunities for all ages.

The mission of the Lifelong Jewish Learning Program at Rodef Shalom is to passionately and actively facilitate all aspects of Jewish learning for the Rodef Shalom community and to help Rodef Shalom remain a local and national leader in Reform Jewish education, in concert with the goals of the Reform movement, through rabbinic-led, lay-led, and outside guest-led lectures and programs. We are here to promote Jewish Living through Jewish Learning.

Upcoming Events

  • Feb 07, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
    Sisterhood Room, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Beginners welcome! Lunch to follow. Bring lunch for yourself and a dessert to share.
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    Feb 07, 12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
    Sisterhood Room, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Come join our lovely, little Canasta Group. Beginners are welcome - we will have lessons. New and experienced are playing and ready for more people to join us!!
  • Feb 08, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Sisterhood Room, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Everyone is welcome to this informal game of mahj!
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    Feb 08, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Sanctuary, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Our singers span several generations and have varying levels of musical experience. Music reading and Hebrew reading are not required. Our choir sings in services once a month and performs in the community a few times a year. For more information, contact Music Director Don Megahan.
  • Feb 08, 7:30 PM
    Lippman Library and Zoom, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Join Rabbis Henry and Locketz for an interactive discussion of Deborah Lipstadt's important book, Antisemitism: Here and Now.
  • Thu 09 Feb
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    Feb 09, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Sisterhood Room, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Contact Sandie Brand if you have any questions.
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    Feb 10, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Sanctuary, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
  • Feb 10, 6:00 PM
    Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Welcome Shabbat with family and friends, music and prayer. Join together at 6:00 for a Shabbat Dinner or join at 6:45 for a Kabbalat Shabbat song session and service specially designed for families and kids of all ages. We'll end the night with a sweet dessert.
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    Feb 11, 8:45 AM – 9:45 AM
    Lippman Library, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Enhance your understanding of the Torah in this informal discussion about Jewish tradition's central text.
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    Feb 11, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Cohen Chapel, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
  • Feb 12, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
  • Feb 12, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Register to join Rodef Shalom Congregation and Congregation Beth Shalom as we prepare for our annual Purim Carnival. (PLUS: Our annual Purim Carnival Overnight is BACK! You must attend at least one Sunday prep session to participate.)
  • Feb 12, 2:00 PM
    Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Classrooms Without Borders in partnership with Rodef Shalom Congregation present My First Sony, an award-winning monodrama, which has toured Israel and the globe to great acclaim and rave reviews for more than 20 years. Suggested Donation is $10. Reserved Seating $25.
  • Feb 12, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
    Rodef Shalom Congregation & Online, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    The Greater Pittsburgh Jewish Clergy Association (GPJCA) proudly presents Introduction to Judaism. The course welcomes anyone interested in growing in their knowledge of the Jewish faith who would like a nuanced, egalitarian, and beginner-intermediate course on Judaism.
  • Mon 13 Feb
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    Feb 13, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    ALC1, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    A full list of Pittsburgh AA meetings is available at pghaa.org/meetings
  • Feb 14, 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
    Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Join Rodef Shalom congregant Marcie Gerson and Rabbi Jessica Locketz for this cohort experience designed for Jewish adults 55 and older. Anyone open to conversations about what it means not just to get older but to age wisely is invited to attend.
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    Feb 14, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM
    Zoom
    All members are welcome to attend!
  • Feb 19, 10:00 AM
    Rodef Shalom Congregation & Online, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Everyone is welcome to join us for a light breakfast and an important discussion on antisemitism with experts Dr. Kathleen Blee and Dr. Rachel Kranson. This free event from Rodef Shalom's Brotherhood is co-sponsored by the Women of Rodef Shalom and the Community Outreach and Social Action Committee
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