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Join our Family

When you open the doors to Rodef Shalom Congregation, you’ll find a community that’s as vibrant and evolving as you are. You’ll discover a diverse congregation made up of friends, families, seekers, and searchers.  ​ We aim to guide and support our members in living full Jewish lives, based on Torah, worship, and acts of loving-kindness. Being a member of our Congregation is to be among progressive Jews with one foot in our faith’s traditions and the other stepping forward into the future.

Our doors are open to everyone. 

Membership in our congregation includes:

High Holy Day tickets for all household members and discounted tickets for guests. Reciprocal High Holy Day tickets at any URJ-affiliated congregation in the United States.


Access to our clergy for pastoral care and lifecycle events.


Free and discounted access to concerts, films, classes and other programs.


Discounted rates on room rentals for parties, meetings or other events.


Discounted tuition in our Family Center Preschool and JJEP, our religious and Hebrew school.


Youth group activities for students in Kindergarten through 12th grade.


Being part of our community of caring as you participate in and connect with our congregation. Every individual in our kehillah kedoshah, holy community, is vital. As our members support the work we do, we are here to support our members.

Membership Levels
Through June 30, 2025

Sustaining | $2,544 annually

Our standard membership option.

Establishing | $1,100 annually

This membership operates on an escalator model with the expectation of a $120 increase each year until you reach the sustaining membership amount.

Dual | $1,272 annually

You are joining Rodef Shalom as a second place of worship.

Out-of-Town | $300 annually

You live outside of Pittsburgh for at least 70% of the calendar year.

Under 35 | $250 annually

Individuals and couples under the age of 35.

Student | Free

You are currently enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program.

Financial hardship should not be a barrier to membership. 

We are happy to discuss alternative options with you.

Become A Member
Our community is inclusive and we celebrate diversity. 
All are welcome!

We love welcoming new friends into our Rodef Shalom family! If you're interested in learning about membership and our community, please click below to fill out our inquiry form and we will be in touch soon to help you discover all our congregation has to offer.

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May the door of this synagogue be wide.
May it welcome all who have cares to unburden,
thanks to express, hopes to nurture.

-Mishkan T'filah Siddur

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