Resources for Families

One Happy Camper One Happy Camper - The Papernick Family Foundation, in partnership with the Jewish Federation’s Centennial Fund for a Jewish Future and the Foundation for Jewish Camp, offers grants to children attending Jewish overnight camp for the first time: $700 for a period of 12-18 consecutive days, or $1000 for a period of 19 consecutive days or more.
The Friendship Circle Friendship Circle - The Friendship Circle aims to enrich the lives of children and young adults with and without special needs through mutually advantageous interactions to create lasting friendships.
J-Serve J-Serve - J-Serve is a peer led volunteer organization for teens in 6th through 12th grade.
Pancakes Before Passover JCC - The Jewish Community Centers are frequent locations for family based events.
PJ Library PJ Library - Shalom Pittsburgh co-hosts several PJ Library events throughout the year. The perfect way to engage your youngest with literacy and culture.

Annual Events for Families

Pancakes Before Passover Pasta/Pancakes Before Passover - Spend time with PJ Library and other families in the days before Passover. Have a hot meal and a lot of pre-Passover fun!
Apples and Honey Apples and Honey Fall Festival - Celebrate a Sweet New Year in the park with apples and honey, crafts, activities, a bounce house, shofar making, entertainment, vendors, food and more!
Kidz Swap and Shop Kidz Swap and Shop - The biggest swap meet of the year! Proceeds benefit the Western Pennsylvania Diaper Bank and distributed to local families in need. All donations will be administered by the Volunteer Center.

Upcoming Events

Feb 2018

Sunday, Feb 25, 2018, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Mishpacha Morning is a family education program designed especially for...
Rodef Shalom Congregation, Pittsburgh, PA

Monday, Feb 26, 2018, 10:15 am - 11:15 am

babyccino
A chic meet for mod moms and tots. Join us...
Chabad of South Hills, Pittsburgh, PA

Mar 2018

Friday, Mar 02, 2018, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

PJ Library
Help us celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday with a fabulous themed...
Beth El Congregation, Pittsburgh, PA

Friday, Mar 02, 2018, 9:45 am - 10:30 am

PJ Library
Creating Shabbat traditions for your family. Caregivers and kids birth...
JCC Family Place, Pittsburgh, PA

Sunday, Mar 04, 2018, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

PJ Library
PJ and Repair the World will Partner for a seed...
Adat Shalom Synagogue, Cheswick, PA

Sunday, Mar 04, 2018, 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh

JCC South Hills, Pittsburgh, PA

Monday, Mar 05, 2018, 10:15 am - 11:15 am

babyccino
A chic meet for mod moms and tots. Join us...
Chabad of South Hills, Pittsburgh, PA

Friday, Mar 09, 2018, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

PJ Library
Welcome Shabbat with family friends music prayer and stories. Gather...
Rodef Shalom Congregation, Pittsburgh, PA

Sunday, Mar 11, 2018, 8:00 am - 1:30 pm

J-Serve

JCC Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, PA

Sunday, Mar 11, 2018, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

PJ Library
Join Community Day School and PJ Library for a morning...
Community Day School, Pittsburgh, PA

Sunday, Mar 11, 2018, 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

PJ Library
Join event partners PJ Library, Temple Emanuel and Repair the...
Temple Emanuel of South Hills, Pittsburgh, PA

Monday, Mar 12, 2018, 10:15 am - 11:15 am

babyccino
A chic meet for mod moms and tots. Join us...
Chabad of South Hills, Pittsburgh, PA

Thursday, Mar 15, 2018, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

PJ Library
Drop the kids off at school and join other South...
Coffee, Etc., Castle Shannon, PA

Saturday, Mar 17, 2018, 10:00 am - 10:45 am

PJ Library
Giant Eagle Storytime. Join PJ Library at the Bethel Park...
Giant Eagle Supermarket – Bethel Park, Bethel Park, PA

Saturday, Mar 17, 2018, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

PJ Library
Giant Eagle Storytime. Join PJ Library at the Shadyside Giant...
Giant Eagle Supermarket – Shadyside, Pittsburgh, PA

Sunday, Mar 18, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:15 pm

Kids' Mega Matzah Event | March 18, 2018 | 1:00-2:15 pm | Congregation Beth Shalom
Join hundreds of children from the Greater Pittsburgh area for...
Congregation Beth Shalom, Pittsburgh, PA

Sunday, Mar 18, 2018, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Family fun day at Home Depot. Each child will create...
Home Depot, Bethel Park, PA

Monday, Mar 19, 2018, 10:15 am - 11:15 am

babyccino
A chic meet for mod moms and tots. Join us...
Chabad of South Hills, Pittsburgh, PA

Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Volunteer Center
We're partnering with FOCUS Pittsburgh for our November VOOM! Through...
Pittsburgh King PreK-8, Pittsburgh, PA

Thursday, Mar 22, 2018, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

PJ Library
Join Miss Barbara for a special spring story program between...
Beth El Congregation, Pittsburgh, PA

Monday, Mar 26, 2018, 10:15 am - 11:15 am

babyccino
A chic meet for mod moms and tots. Join us...
Chabad of South Hills, Pittsburgh, PA

Apr 2018

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

PJ Library
Join PJ Library friends in a fun afternoon of creativity...
Snapology, Mt. Lebanon, PA

Sunday, Apr 15, 2018, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Friendship Circle

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Yom Haatzmaut 2017
Details coming soon! Questions? Contact Emily Bernstein at ebernstein@jfedpgh.org or...
JCC Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, PA

Sunday, Apr 22, 2018, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

PJ Library
Join Community Day School and PJ Library for a morning...
Community Day School, Pittsburgh, PA

Sunday, Apr 22, 2018, 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

2 by 2 at the Zoo
Tentative planning date.
Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium Education Complex, Pittsburgh, PA

May 2018

Friday, May 04, 2018, 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

PJ Library
Informal Shabbat Dinner, pizza and dessert.
Squaw Valley Park, Pittsburgh, PA

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - Sunday, May 20, 2018, 10:00 pm - 12:00 am


JCC Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, PA

Jun 2018

Friday, Jun 08, 2018, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

PJ Library
Potluck Shabbat, everyone brings a covered dish.
Community Swim Club, Pittsburgh, PA

Sunday, Jun 10, 2018, All Day

Love Is Kosher
Meet on Liberty Avenue in Downtown Pittsburgh between 6th Street...

Jul 2018

Sunday, Jul 29, 2018, 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

Back2School Store
NCJW is committed to ensuring that all children have equal...

Aug 2018

Sunday, Aug 19, 2018, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Apples and Honey Fall Festival
More details to come!

Sunday, Aug 26, 2018, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Apples and Honey Fall Festival
More details to come!

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