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Brotherhood

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Temple, Community, Fellowship

Join Brotherhood

Membership is $36 a year.
Meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month on Zoom. Our popular in-person dinner meetings will resume when conditions permit.

Email Brotherhood

Contact Tim Litman at litpak@aol.com

About Brotherhood

Since its founding in 1917 as the Men’s Society of Rodef Shalom, our men’s service organization has supported the Rodef Shalom community. Today, Brotherhood engages men of all ages and backgrounds in meaningful activities supporting our synagogue and our community. We maintain links to Jewish men’s organizations across North America through our ties to the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ). 

Brotherhood members serve as ushers at Shabbat and High Holy Days services. We create programs that allow our congregants to meet, mingle, and learn. Brotherhood members prepare and serve food at the annual Congregational Picnic and the Purim Carnival.

We sponsor the Sunday morning Herzog Breakfast Series featuring a wide array of speakers on contemporary cultural and political topics. Brotherhood maintains a Yahrzeit reminder program for congregation members.

Outside Rodef Shalom, we help provide food and clothing for those in need and offer programs open to the entire community. For many years, Brotherhood volunteers have distributed water to runners at the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure.

Brotherhood sponsors the annual East Winds Symphonic Band “Music With a Mission” concert. This popular and well-attended cabaret-style show supports the Squirrel Hill Community Food Pantry.

Brotherhood fosters fellowship by working on projects we believe in and engaging in meaningful activities. We attend to the life crises of our members, showing sympathy and friendship by extending aid and understanding. We work to spread the warmth we find in Brotherhood throughout our congregation. 

Upcoming Events

  • Multiple Dates
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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
    Multiple Dates
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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.
  • Multiple Dates
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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.
  • Multiple Dates
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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.
  • Multiple Dates
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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.
  • Multiple Dates
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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
  • Feb 24, 5:30 PM
    Rodef Shalom Congregation and Online, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Join Congregations Dor Hadash, Rodef Shalom, and Tree of Life for a joint Shabbat service and dinner, followed by a talk and Q&A session with special guest Miriam Anzovin. Dinner is $8 per person and registration is required. Miriam's talk is free and open to the public.
Brotherhood Events
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