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Welcome to our neighborhood!

When you open the doors to Rodef Shalom, you’ll find a community that’s as vibrant and evolving as you are. You’ll discover a diverse congregation engaged in social issues, culture, and learning – a congregation rediscovering Jewish values that give meaning and provide a strong foundation to face the challenges of contemporary life.

Our doors are open to everyone.

Worship With Us

Join us for Shabbat services with beautiful music and meaningful prayer. We welcome interfaith families, the LGBTQIA+ community, visitors, and all generations… and we’re saving a seat for you too.

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Learn With Us

We are lifelong learners, from childhood to golden years. Preschool, religious school, or adult education, there are always age-appropriate opportunities to learn at Rodef Shalom. 

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Engage With Us

Have some fun, make a difference, and deepen relationships… the best way to make the most of our community is to get involved. From social action events to celebratory meals, you'll find something you love at Rodef Shalom.

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Stay in Touch

Sign up to hear from us about upcoming events and news from our congregation through our weekly emails.

Nosh on this quick bite

In their 15 Minutes with a Mensch Podcast, Rodef Shalom members Bill Battistone and Sarah Greenwald explore various aspects and ideas of modern day Jewish life with guests of all backgrounds and interests. These brief episodes delve into individual practices of faith and culture, Torah teachings, and much more!

Events
Featured Events
  • J-JEP Open House & Information Session
    Sun, Jan 29
    Rodef Shalom Congregation
    Jan 29, 10:30 AM
    Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    All new and prospective families are invited to learn about our religious school and Hebrew program for the upcoming school year. Open to all families with children entering grades K-8.
  • 6th-12th Grade Purim Prep
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Jan 29
    Rodef Shalom Congregation
    Jan 29, 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.)
  • Christian Jewish Dialogue
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Feb 02
    ALC1 and Online
    Feb 02, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
    ALC1 and Online, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Facilitated by local clergy from Jewish & Christian backgrounds, this monthly discussion explores topics of similarities and differences.
  • Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh Concert
    Feb 04, 7:30 PM
    Levy Hall, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    We are proud to host the Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh's 2022-2023 season: Sound Passages. Don't miss this world premiere with the composer, Alyssa Wang, as soloist!
  • 3rd-7th Grade Celebrate Tu B'Shevat
    Sun, Feb 05
    Rodef Shalom Congregation
    Feb 05, 12:00 PM
    Rodef Shalom Congregation, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Tweens ages 9-12 are invited to join us along with PJ Library as we celebrate the birthday of trees and explore the values of Tu B’Shevat with a unique project led by the Center for Creative Reuse.
  • Tu B'Shevat Seder, Discussion and Workshop
    Sun, Feb 05
    Rodef Shalom Congregation & Online
    Feb 05, 1:00 PM
    Rodef Shalom Congregation & Online, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Join Dor Hadash, Rodef Shalom Congregation, and Tree of Life for an afternoon of Tu B'Shevat activities beginning with a seder, followed by a discussion with Grow Pittsburgh, and a hands-on workshop creating an eco-friendly craft. Register to attend all or just part of the afternoon's programs.
  • My First Sony
    Sun, Feb 12
    Rodef Shalom Congregation
    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.
  • Intro to Judaism
    Sun, Feb 12
    Rodef Shalom Congregation & Online
    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.

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