Chabad of the South HillsChabad of the South Hills
1701 Mcfarland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15216-1812

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SynagogueOur Shul:

There is a palpable warmth at our synagogue services that melts away any embarrassment for those unfamiliar with, or new to, communal prayer. Everyone feels at home. Come feel for yourself the family atmosphere that makes our services such a delightful experience. Followed each week by a sit-down Kiddush.

High Holiday Services: Warm, welcoming and user-friendly. Running commentary and junior congregation provide a comfortable environment for all backgrounds and ages.

Chabad Hebrew School LogoChabad Hebrew School:

Your children need to discover their magnificent Jewish heritage. Chabad’s Hebrew School provides absorbing classes for children of all ages, where they can find meaning to becoming the newest link in our proud chain of Jewish experience.


Torah ClassesClasses, Classes, Classes:

Knowledge is the key to appreciating our religion, rituals, and traditions. The Center presents popular lectures on Kabalah - Jewish Mysticism and Meditation, Hebrew reading, Talmud, Jewish Law, and Jewish History. Noted guest lecturers from around the world are often invited to provide unique insights and perspectives. We offer courses? on any Jewish topic of interest to the community. Everyone is welcome to participate in an exciting voyage - to discover our rich heritage.

Children's Workshops

Holiday ProgramsBy making the very stuff of tradition themselves, children experience Judaism as it would have been for their ancestors. Our Shofar-making and Matzah-baking programs, our Chanukah olive oil and candle making factory, our Tallit fashioning and Torah-Tefillin-Mezuzah workshops all serve to bring 3300 years of Jewish tradition ALIVE.

Holiday Programs:

Family is at the center of Jewish life. Our Holiday and Shabbat activities are designed to offer a warm, rewarding experience for the whole family.

Chanukah Parties:

Lets Chanukah! Our giant 8 foot Menorah, and annual Chanukah celebrations such as “Chanukah on Ice” and “The Chanukah Bowl” have been community favorites.

Purim Festival:

A Megillah reading party, followed by The Grand Purim Ball and Masquerade - complete with a child-friendly Megillah slide-show.

Lag B’Omer:

Join a grand barbecue with spectacular outdoor fun.


ShabbatA Grand Ice Cream party with a Torah reading of the Ten Commandments for adults and children


Share the wonder of Shabbat with its traditions, prayers, and fabulous foods.

Our Approach:

GenericWe believe that Jews are Jews are Jews, regardless of affiliation or personal level of observance.

We dont charge for synagogue membership or pastoral services. Voluntary donations are appreciated but not required.

We have no checklist for knowledge, observance, beliefs or lifestyles of the people who attend our programs. Everyone is welcome.

Although there is no religious litmus test applied to those who attend, the Rabbi and Synagogue adhere to traditional Jewish laws and values.

Jewish faith rests on a firm bedrock of logic and intellect. Our tradition encourages us to inquire, to delve, to understand. With proper study and comprehension, we can transform the proverbial leap of faith into a stronger step of faith; we can turn blind faith into a seeing faith. We encourage this attitude at our Chabad Jewish Center.