Resources for Families

Jewish Baby University Jewish Baby University - This innovative 6 week program designed for first time parents combines childbirth education with an exploration of Jewish traditions and rituals connected with pregnancy, birth, parenting and raising a family.
Pittsburgh Cohort at Western Wall.jpg Honeymoon Israel - Spend nine exhilarating, romantic and memorable days exploring Israel in luxury with the one you love. Welcoming Jewish/Jewish, interfaith and LGBTQ couples.
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

PNC Park Jewish Heritage Night with the Pittsburgh Pirates - It's the game of the year – no matter who we play! Let's Go Bucs!
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 Fall Festival Apples & Honey Fall Festival - Celebrate a Sweet New Year at the Waterfront with apples and honey, crafts, Velcro wall, bounce house, shofar making, 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.