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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

  • Sep 24, 5:45 PM – 7:30 PM
    Millie's Homemade Ice Cream Factory, 235 E 7th Ave, Homestead, PA 15120, USA
    Grades K-7: See where the magic happens with a private tour of Millie’s Works. We’ll see how the ice cream is made, learn about flavor mixing, and of course, do some taste testing! All participants come home with a pint of ice cream! $10 per child and space is limited – Register by Sept. 19.
  • Sep 24, 7:30 PM
    Levy Hall, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    We are excited to host the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh's 2022-2023 season: Sound Passages. This concert features two-time Grammy-nominated group, the Imani Winds.
  • Sep 25, 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!!
  • Sep 25, 7:00 PM
    Sanctuary, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Rabbis Sharyn Henry and Jessica Locketz Rabbi Cantor Gershon Silins Don Megahan and Rodef Shira Choir
  • Sep 26, 9:00 AM
    Levy Hall, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    For children ages birth to PreK and their families, this 30-minute service is a wonderful introduction to the High Holy Days. Gather with Rabbi Larry Freedman for music, prayer, and stories. This service is open to members, guests, and unaffiliated families.
  • Sep 26, 10:00 AM
    Check in: Outside Lippman Library, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    This service and program is set to inspire and engage young students in Kindergarten through 5th grade around the meanings and messages of the High Holy Days.
  • Sep 26, 10:00 AM
    Sanctuary, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Rabbis Sharyn Henry and Jessica Locketz Rabbi Cantor Gershon Silins Don Megahan and Greg Siegle
  • Sep 28, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM
    Sisterhood Room, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Everyone is welcome to this informal game of mahj!
  • Sep 29, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Sisterhood Room, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Contact Sandie Brand if you have any questions.
  • Sep 30, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
  • Oct 01, 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.
  • Oct 01, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Cohen Chapel, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
  • Oct 02, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
    Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
  • Oct 02, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Aaron Court, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Join us for light refreshments and a book review by Jacques Besnainou, Chief Commerical Officer of Westinghouse and author of The Promise: A Tale of Two Families Betrayed by France and Saved by the French.
  • Oct 02, 11:00 AM
    West View Cemetery, 4720 Perry Hwy, Pittsburgh, PA 15229, USA
    As we prepare for a new year, so do we reflect on our past, remembering those no longer with us. Mark this season by joining Rabbi Henry at Rodef Shalom's West View Cemetery for this brief and intimate service.
  • Sun 02 Oct
    Oct 02, 4:00 PM
    Frick Park, Pittsburgh, PA 15217, USA
    At Tashlich, we begin the new year symbolically casting off last year’s sins by tossing pebbles or bread crumbs into a body of water. This year, we are taking part in “Reverse Tashlich,” and will be cleaning up stream beds in Frick Park, thereby removing human “sins” from the water.
  • Mon 03 Oct
    Oct 03, 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
  • Oct 04, 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.