Chabad of Pittsburgh is founded on the principle that, while Jews embrace many levels of observance in their personal lives, there should be a place for all Jews, no labels, no affiliations. Chabad develops a sense of community and enhances the experience of being Jewish. They have successfully catered to families from all backgrounds, offering Jewish educational programming in an accepting and innovative setting where all feel welcome. The goal is to create a positive Jewish experience for everyone as they strengthen their ties to the Jewish community.
Chabad of Pittsburgh is a place where every Jewish person is welcome - regardless of affiliation or level of knowledge. Our sole purpose is to create a warm welcoming environment to explore and experience our heritage in a non-judgmental and inviting atmosphere.
Chabad Services: There's 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.
Two little words that symbolize what Chabad stands for. Two big words that tell you what's so special about us.
Many people study or worship at Chabad. They come from all sorts of backgrounds, have many different religious affiliations, and function at all levels of Judaic observance. But there is one thing they have in common: they are on a journey of growth - personal, intellectual, emotional, religious. They seek to expand their Jewish horizons, increase their knowledge in areas of Judaism, and for some, to grow in Jewish observance. Warmly, gently, humorously, humbly, but persistently, Rabbi Altein urges everyone onward and upward, based on the teachings of Chassidism and the Lubavitcher Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneersohn, that every Jew is precious and important because he is a Jew, and endowed with a G‑dly soul. One more Torah class. Try out a mitzvah. Explore your roots, take one step further on the path of Judaism; tomorrow maybe another. What when how much and how fast is up to you. But take a step forward. As long one lives one must keep on growing.
But a person, like a plant, needs warmth to grow. Our Chabad Center is legendary for its warmth, its friendliness, its caring, its hospitality.