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 -

Sunday, Sep 10, 2017


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The Waterfront • Homestead, PA


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

Oct 2017

Friday, Oct 27, 2017, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Rodef Shalom Congregation
All families with children 5 years and younger accompanied by...
Rodef Shalom Congregation, Pittsburgh, PA

Sunday, Oct 29, 2017, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Bat Mitzvah Club
Eight Sessions held on Sunday afternoons. The club is geared...
Chabad of South Hills, Pittsburgh, PA

Nov 2017

Saturday, Nov 04, 2017, 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Thanksgiving is coming! Thanksgiving is coming! Let's show how thankful...
Temple David, Monroeville, PA

Sunday, Nov 05, 2017, 10:30 am - 11:45 am

Volunteer Center
Join us for our November Volunteer Opportunity of the Month and help keep Pennsylvania beautiful!
Giant Eagle, Pittsburgh, PA

Monday, Nov 06, 2017, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Jewish Kids Club
Jewish Kids Club for boys and girls 4-11. Mondays 4PM-5:30PM...
Chabad of South Hills, Pittsburgh, PA

Friday, Nov 10, 2017, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

Sunday, Nov 12, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Volunteer Center
Join us for our November Volunteer Opportunity of the Month and help keep Pennsylvania beautiful!
Pittsburgh King K-8, Pittsburgh, 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

Sunday, Dec 03, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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

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

Sunday, Jan 14, 2018, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

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

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 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

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

The Friendship Circle
Tentative planning date.

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

Yom Haatzmaut 2017

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, 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.

Jul 2018

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

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

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