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.