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

  • 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.
  • Oct 02, 12:15 PM – 1:30 PM
    Starbucks, 5310 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15224, USA
    Want to learn about our program? Want to hang out with friends? Meet Marissa after J-JEP at Starbucks to spend some time together.
  • Oct 02, 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!!
  • Sun 02 Oct
    Oct 02, 5:00 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, 7:00 PM
    Sanctuary, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Rabbis Sharyn Henry and Jessica Locketz Rabbi Cantor Gershon Silins Don Megahan
  • Oct 05, 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.
  • Oct 05, 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
  • Oct 05, 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.
  • Oct 05, 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM
    Rodef Shalom Congregation & Online, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
  • Oct 05, 4:30 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
  • Oct 06, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Sisterhood Room, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Contact Sandie Brand if you have any questions.
  • Oct 08, 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 08, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM
    Cohen Chapel, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
  • Oct 09, 12:00 PM
    Sukkah, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Celebrate Sukkot with a festive meal, outdoor games, Sukkot crafts, and lots more.
  • Oct 09, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM
    Sukkah on Deaktor Terrace, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Meet us in the sukkah for snacks and beverages made from locally harvested fruits and grains. You can participate in the mitzvot of waving the lulav and get crafty while chatting with our new members and catching up with long-time Rodef Shalom friends.