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Who Is Rodef Shalom?

Rodef Shalom Congregation has been a beacon in the Reform Jewish community for more than 150 years. From the middle of the 19th century onward, our Congregation has pushed for the modernization of Jewish thought and practice.

We are a Congregation that’s made up of individuals and families; we are multi-generational, multi-cultural, and interfaith, and we’re saving a space for you, too. Regardless of background, ours is a community that is socially engaged, spiritually mindful, and committed to ensuring the vitality of Jewish life across generations.

Address

Services We Offer

4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2919

Directions

Rodef Shalom is located at 4905 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213-2919.
Our parking lot is behind the Fifth Avenue entrance, between Morewood Avenue and Devonshire Street.

Our Family Center is filled with kids’ activities; for teens, there are youth groups that offer opportunities to learn, engage in repairing the world, and hang out with friends. Shabbat services are filled with music and meaningful teachings; concerts and films are enriching and entertaining. Stimulate your brain and keep learning with world-renowned speakers, and check out our thought-provoking small study groups. We have educational opportunities for all ages.

Quick Facts

Founded:
1847
Original Name:
Bes Almon Burial Society
Became Rodef Shalom:
Chartered in 1856 with 24 signatures
Reform Movement
1885: Rodef Shalom hosted Pittsburgh Platform Conference
Historic Landmark
1907: Our current building was completed by architect Henry Hornbostel