Families With Kids

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Educate the child according to their way and when they're old, they will not depart from it.

This verse from Proverbs is more than a platitude, it's good parenting advice! Fortunately, for those of us living in the Pittsburgh area, there are oodles of Jewish educational programs to choose from!

Get your kids involved in Jewish learning!

Choose from the many warm and nurturing preschools, day schools and part-time Jewish school programs. Explore summer camps–an essential part of Jewish education where children establish life-long friendships and develop a deep sense of identity.

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Explore All That Jewish Pittsburgh Has to Offer Your Child
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Adat Shalom Preschool
Adat Shalom Preschool
Dedicated to acclimating the young child to a school setting that fosters growth, the development of interpersonal skills and a positive self image.
Adat Shalom Religious School
Adat Shalom Religious School
Helping students to acquire the framework needed to help them grow as informed and committed Jews, and to begin to cherish their Jewish heritage.
Beth El Congregation
Beth El Religious School
Promising to instill your children with love, passion and devotion to Judaism by offering Sunday classes, one-on-one tutoring and a wide variety of community events.
Beth Samuel Jewish Center
Beth Samuel Jewish Center
A religious school program for K to 7th grade that is all about experiencing Judaism by engaging in music, art, Jewish learning expeditions and Tikkun Olam. Toddler and monthly preschool available as well.
Beth Shalom Early Learning Center
Beth Shalom Early Learning Center
Providing a secure, warm setting for infants, toddlers and preschoolers throughout the day and year round.
CDS Early Childhood Program
Rooted in the profound teachings of Judaism and inspired by the Reggio Emilia philosophy, fostering a love for learning through exploration, play, discovery, and sensory experiences for ages 3 to 5.
Community Day School
Community Day School
Guided by shared values to deliver a joyful, innovative education that empowers students to become accomplished learners and compassionate upstanders who are committed to Jewish life and to creating a better world.
Dor Hadash
Dor Hadash Religious School
Reconstructionist Jewish education in a warm and welcoming after-school setting for children of grade-school age through B’Mitzvah.
The Early Learning Center at Yeshiva
The Early Learning Center at Yeshiva
Creating a foundation of love for Hashem and His Torah through joyful and meaningful Jewish experiences in which children grow and flourish.
Emma Kaufmann Camp
Emma Kaufmann Camp
Providing a positive Jewish atmosphere where all campers are encouraged to explore their feelings of community and spirituality as they experience and learn about Judaic culture, history and tradition.
birthday princess
Chabad of Greenfield Jewish Birthday Club
Learn about and celebrate your Hebrew birthdays with Chabad of Greenfield. Open to kids of all ages in the Greenfield and Summerset areas.
Chabad of Greenfield
Chabad of Greenfield Jewish Enrichment Club
Providing your children with a strong feeling of pride and affection for Judaism, Israel and the wisdom of the Torah.
toddler standing on head
Chabad of South Hills Babyccino
Exploring different topics and Jewish holidays through music, movement, arts, sensory and heaps of play! For ages 0 through 3 years.
child in pool with floatation ring
Chabad of South Hills Camp Gan Izzy
Where children ages 4 to 11 years of age can experience firsthand the richness, excitement, and warmth of Judaism in a lively and nurturing environment.
Chanukah project - Chabad of South Hills
Chabad of South Hills CTeen Jr.
Monthly meet ups, exciting trips and volunteer opportunities teens create lasting friendships and meaningful Jewish experiences.
Chabad of South Hills Jewish Discovery Club
Engaging children and their caregivers with their heritage in fun and exciting ways. Programs for 4 through 13 years.
Camp Gan Izzy girl campers
Chabad of Squirrel Hill Camp Gan Izzy
A comprehensive program designed to strengthen the body and soul, providing your child with a rich and wholesome summer vacation of fun and excitement along with friendship and meaningful educational experiences.
grade schooler listening online
Chabad of Squirrel Hill Jewish Discovery Hour
An online hour of free Jewish education to Jewish children in public schools across the U.S. This program is now being offered in Pittsburgh for Colfax Elementary School students, K to 5th grade.
Congregation Beth Shalom J-JEP
A collaborative, pluralistic religious school that is open to all K-12 students in greater Pittsburgh.
Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh
Hillel Academy of Pittsburgh
An Orthodox Jewish Day School graduating young men and women with unlimited capacity to compete in a superior manner in any challenge they undertake.
Hillel Academy Early Childhood Center
The Isadore Joshowitz Early Childhood Center at Hillel Academy
A warm, nurturing and inclusive environment committed to the individual development of each child.
J&R Day Camp
J&R Day Camp
A traditional day camp for children ages 4 to grade 5, providing the opportunity for children to experience emotional growth and independence and gain self-confidence.
JCC Early Childhood Development Center, South Hills
JCC Early Childhood Development Center, South Hills
Based on the principles of respect, responsibility and community through exploration and discovery in a supportive and enriching environment.
JCC Early Childhood Development Center, Squirrel Hill
JCC Early Childhood Development Center, Squirrel Hill
Where discovery and play are young children’s most important “work,” preparing them for the academic and life challenges ahead.
boys making a funny face
JFCS Youth Services
Free counseling and support for children of all ages addressing everyday challenges.
Jewish East Suburban Preschool (Temple David)
Jewish East Suburban Preschool
Greeting your children with hugs and sending them home with smiles on their faces.
Camp Young Judea
Jewish Summer Camp
Use this tool to find the perfect summer camp experience for your child.
Kesher Kids
A connection point for kindred spirits who yearn for deep relationships, spiritual growth and collective liberation within a decidedly Jewish framework.
One Happy Camper Overnight Jewish Camp Grant, Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh
One Happy Camper Grants
Non-need-based scholarships for first-time overnight campers.
PJ Library young girl reading book
PJ Library
Free Jewish-themed books and music for ages birth to 12 years, inspiring your family to talk about values and traditions that are important to you.
Rodef Shalom Family Center & Preschool
Rodef Shalom Family Center & Preschool
A warm, nurturing and supportive environment that provides for all areas of a child’s development – physical, emotional, social and cognitive – through an integrated approach to learning.
J-JEP kids in the kitchen
Rodef Shalom Congregation J-JEP
A collaborative, pluralistic religious school that is open to all K-12 students in greater Pittsburgh.
Temple David
Temple David Weiger Religious School
Providing every child in our congregation with strong Jewish knowledge and a pride in being Jewish that will serve them throughout their lives and inspire them to pass them on to their children.
Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Development Center
Temple Emanuel Early Childhood Development Center
Offering high quality early childhood programming for 60 years.
Temple Emanuel Torah Center
Temple Emanuel Torah Center
Engaging students in PreK through 7th grade* and their families in Jewish life and learning through courses, activities, meaningful family worship and holiday experiences, social action, informal youth gatherings and more.
Temple Ohav Shalom Center for Early Learning
Temple Ohav Shalom Center for Early Learning
Guided by Jewish values and inspired by the philosophy of Reggio Emilia schools.
Temple Sinai
The Nathan & Hilda Katzen Center for Jewish Learning at Temple Sinai
Providing ongoing opportunities for formal as well as informal Jewish education for pre-school children through high school-aged students.
Yeshiva Schools
Yeshiva Schools
Both the Boys' and Girls' schools are rooted in Chabad philosophy with a mission for each student to develop a love of Torah, awe of Hashem, refined character traits, and life and academic skills.

Events of Interest

Jewish Enrichment Club

Wednesday, September 11 @ 3:45 PM - 5:30 PM EDT
Give your child the Jewish enrichment of a lifetime with our hands-on learning camps!


Carolyn Linder
Carolyn Linder
Associate Director, Jewish Life & Learning