Congregation Ahavath Achim (The Carnegie Shul)
Congregation Ahavath Achim (The Carnegie Shul), a traditional congregation, is the oldest Jewish congregation in the South Hills. The Shul, known as The Carnegie Shul, was founded in 1896, and was incorporated in 1903. The Shul has been in its present building at 500 Chestnut St. since 1937.
The Shul holds services every Sabbath morning, on the High Holy Days, and on Jewish festival days. The Carnegie Shul is a haimish congregation that welcomes all to come share in Jewish faith.
Ahavath Achim (the Carnegie Shul)
500 Chestnut St.
Carnegie, PA 15106
Beth El Congregation of the South Hills
Beth El is a thriving and open community, welcoming to all. Beth El strives to provide value beyond the life cycle needs of their congregation in a manner consistent with our Conservative ideals. They are committed to providing an engaging Jewish education for all ages and abilities, and continue to modernize to be more relevant to the lives of today’s current and prospective congregants.
Beth El Spiegel Religious School prepares its students and their families to participate fully in Jewish life—at home, in the synagogue, and as part of the larger Jewish community. The religious school’s creative and engaging learning environment is based on a dynamic evolving curriculum.
Beth El Congregation
1900 Cochran Rd
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
Rabbis: Alex Greenbaum, Amy Greenbaum
Executive Director: Steve Hecht
Chabad of the South Hills
Chabad of the South Hills is located on McFarland Road in Mt. Lebanon. It is a place where everyone is welcome – regardless of affiliation or level of knowledge. It is a warm welcoming environment to explore and experience our heritage and Judaism’s warm and relavant spirtual inspirations in a non-judgmental and inviting atmosphere.
Chabad hosts Shabbat and High Holiday services as well as holiday activities, including Public Chanukah Celebrations and a Grand Purim festival. Senior Programs, publishes Holiday Guides and the Jewish Art Calendar. Chabad’s Hebrew School provides absorbing classes for children of all ages, where they can find meaning to becoming the newest link in the proud chain of Jewish experience.
The Center also 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. Chabad of the South Hills’ has been reaching hundreds of Jews across the ideological spectrum, touching them where it counts most: in their hearts and minds.
Chabad of the South Hills
1701 McFarland Road
Rabbi: Rabbi Mendel Rosenblum
Temple Emanuel was established in 1951 by a group of Jewish families seeking to bring the beauty and spirit of Reform Judaism to Pittsburgh’s South Hills. At it’s current location on Bower Hill Road in Mt. Lebanon since 1954, Temple Emanuel offers opportunities for worship, education and community.
The 40,000-square-foot building hosts Torah Center, one of greater Pittsburgh’s largest synagogue religious schools, the Early Childhood Development Center enjoys a supurb reputation both in the Jewish and general community. Adult education, social action, cultural, youth and social programs fill Temple Emanuel’s calendar.
Most importantly, Temple Emanuel is a spiritual home celebrating Shabbat, the holidays and the sacred moments of congregants’ lives.
- Friday – 7 pm Service
- Saturday – 8:30 am Service followed by Torah Study at 9 am
- Sunday – 9:30 am Morning Minyan
Links are available at www.templeemanuelpgh.org/community/virtual/
1250 Bower Hill Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15243
Senior Rabbi: Aaron Meyer
Rabbi Emeritus: Mark Joel Meyer
Executive Director: Leslie Hoffman