Resources for Families

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

Aug 2017

Friday, Aug 25, 2017, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Feel free to bring your own picnic basket to our...
Monroeville Community Park West – Pavillion 1, Monroeville, PA

Sep 2017

Tuesday, Sep 05, 2017, 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Rivky Saxon
For Women and Girls Only - Open Mic Night and...
JCC Squirrel Hill, Levinson Hall, Pittsburgh, PA

Friday, Sep 08, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Rodef Shalom Congregation
Gather for candle lighting, Kiddush and hamotzi followed by a...
Rodef Shalom Congregation, Pittsburgh, PA

Sunday, Sep 10, 2017, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Apples and Honey Fall Festival
Free and open to the community! Adults and Children of...
The Waterfront Town Center, Homestead, PA

Thursday, Sep 14, 2017, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Celebrate the sweetness of the New Year with PJ Library...
Mt. Lebanon Library, Mt. Lebanon, PA

Sunday, Sep 17, 2017, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Honey Cake Bake
Enjoy a spectacular program including baking your very own Honey...
JCC South Hills, Pittsburgh, PA

Thursday, Sep 21, 2017, 9:00 am - 9:30 am

Rodef Shalom Congregation
(for children under kindergarten age with their families) This 30-minute...
Rodef Shalom Congregation, Pittsburgh, PA

Saturday, Sep 30, 2017, 9:00 am - 9:30 am

Rodef Shalom Congregation
(for children under kindergarten age with their families) This 30-minute...
Rodef Shalom Congregation, Pittsburgh, PA

Oct 2017

Tuesday, Oct 10, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

PJ Library
Socialize, create and make new friends the 2nd Tuesday of...
Snapology, Mt. Lebanon, PA

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

PJ Library
Drop the kids off at school and join other South...
Carneige Coffee Company, Carnage, PA

Nov 2017

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

PJ Library
Socialize, create and make new friends the 2nd Tuesday of...
Snapology, Mt. Lebanon, PA

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

PJ Library
Drop the kids off at school and join other South...
Orbis Caffe, Mt. Lebanon, PA

Dec 2017

Thursday, Dec 07, 2017, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Celebrate the Miracle of Lights with PJ Library South Hills...
Mt. Lebanon Library, Mt. Lebanon, PA

Sunday, Dec 10, 2017, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Community Day School
A family event for grades K-6 to explore Chanukah through...
Community Day School, Pittsburgh, PA

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

PJ Library
Socialize, create and make new friends the 2nd Tuesday of...
Snapology, Mt. Lebanon, PA

Sunday, Dec 17, 2017, 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Latkepalooza
Hosted by JJEP Games, crafts, music, prizes & latkes! Everyone...
Congregation Beth Shalom, Pittsburgh, PA

Thursday, Dec 21, 2017, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

PJ Library
Drop the kids off at school and join other South...
Koolkat Cafe, Mt. Lebanon, PA

Jan 2018

Tuesday, Jan 09, 2018, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

PJ Library
Socialize, create and make new friends the 2nd Tuesday of...
Snapology, Mt. Lebanon, PA

Thursday, Jan 18, 2018, 9:00 am - 10:30 am

PJ Library
Drop the kids off at school and join other South...
Panera Bread, Mt. Lebanon, PA

Sunday, Jan 28, 2018, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

"Celebrate the birthday of the trees with PJ Library South...
Mt. Lebanon Library, Mt. Lebanon, PA

Feb 2018

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

PJ Library
Socialize, create and make new friends the 2nd Tuesday of...
Snapology, Mt. Lebanon, PA

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

PJ Library
Drop the kids off at school and join other South...
Blue Canary Coffee House, Pittsburgh, PA

Mar 2018

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

South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh

JCC South Hills, Pittsburgh, PA

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

J-Serve

JCC Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, PA

Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018, 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

PJ Library
Socialize, create and make new friends the 2nd Tuesday of...
Snapology, Mt. Lebanon, PA

Sunday, Mar 18, 2018, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join hundreds of children from the Greater Pittsburgh area for...
Congregation Beth Shalom, Pittsburgh, PA

Apr 2018

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

PJ Library
Socialize, create and make new friends the 2nd Tuesday of...
Snapology, Mt. Lebanon, PA

Thursday, Apr 19, 2018, 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Yom Haatzmaut 2017

Sunday, Apr 22, 2018, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Friendship Circle
Tentative planning date.

Sunday, Apr 29, 2018, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Friendship Circle
Tentative planning date.

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