A Quick Guide to Jewish Pittsburgh

Nestled between two city parks and within minutes of world renowned hospitals and universities, Squirrel Hill is one of Pittsburgh’s most affluent and well-educated neighborhoods, and a hub for Jewish life in Western Pennsylvania. It contains more than a quarter of Greater Pittsburgh’s Jewish population, and the small ten by five block radius of Orthodox life within the neighborhood hosts a nearly a dozen long-established synagogues and three day schools. Orthodox life in Squirrel Hill is uniquely integrated, with Chabad Chasidic, Modern, Kollel and Black Hat communities all existing in cooperation. Here are some of Pittsburgh’s Orthodox Jewish resources.

For a complete listing of institutions, businesses and residences, purchase a copy of the Pittsburgh Community Directory at Murray Avenue Kosher or at Pinsker’s Judaica.

Orthodox Synagogues and Mikvah

Beth Hamedrash Hagodol/
Beth Jacob (Downtown)
810 Fifth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
412-471-4443

B’nai Emunoh—Chabad
4315 Murray Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
412-521-1477
www.bechabad.org

Chabad of Monroeville
2715 Mosside Boulevard
Monroeville, PA 15146
412-372-1000
www.jewishmonroeville.com

Chabad of Shadyside
5312 Ellsworth Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
412-681-1761
www.chabadofshadyside.com

Chabad of the South Hills
1701 McFarland Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
412-344-2424
www.chabadsh.com

Chabad of Squirrel Hill.
1700 Beechwood Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
412-421-0546
www.chabadpgh.com

Congregation Kether Torah
(Located at Hillel Academy
– 5685 Beacon Street)
Rabbi Yossi Rosenblum

Congregation Poale Zedeck
6318 Phillips Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
412-421-9786
www.pzonline.org

Gemilas Chesed Synagogue
1400 Summit Street
White Oak, PA 15131
412-678-8859

Kollel Jewish Learning Center
5808 Beacon Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
412-420-0220
www.kollelpgh.org

Lubavitch Center
2100 Wightman Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
412-422-7300
www.lubavitchcenter.org

Shaare Torah Congregation
2319 Murray Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
412-421-8855
www.shaaretorah.net

Young Israel of Pittsburgh/
Congregation Shaare Zedeck
5831 Bartlett Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
412-421-0508

Pittsburgh Women’s Mikvah
1722 Denniston Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
412-422-7110
www.pittsburghmikvah.org

Kosher Food and Judaica

Murray Avenue Kosher
1916 Murray Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
412-421-1015
https://www.facebook.com/MurrayAvenueKosher/

Giant Eagle Kosher Bakery
1901 Murray Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217 ·
412-421-8161

Milky Way Pizza
2120 Murray Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 421-3121
www.milkywaypgh.com

Pinsker’s Judaica Center & Cafe Eighteen
2028 Murray Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 421-3033
www.cafeeighteen.com

Click here for a directory of Chabad organizations in Western Pennsylvania