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about us:


Located in the heart of Squirrel Hill, Congregation Poale Zedeck (PZ) is a Modern Orthodox synagogue serving Jews of all ages and backgrounds.  Our membership continues to grow and we currently serve over 200 families.  On an ordinary Shabbat our main sanctuary is filled for services and our kiddush is bustling.  Children of all ages are welcome.  Youth groups and babysitting are available to serve their age-appropriate needs during Shabbat services.  


During the week, PZ offers a full range of adult education for men and women on beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels.  Classes include Chumash, Talmud, Practical Observance, Rabbinic Responsa, Jewish mysticism, Hebrew language, and contemporary Jewish issues.

The Congregation has an active Sisterhood and Men’s Club.  Both sponsor numerous activities geared to the needs of our membership.  Highlights of the year include the Annual Dinner, Shabbaton, Annual PZ Camping Trip, Pre-Rosh Hashanah Apple-Picking Trip, Chol HaMoed Sukkot Roller Skating Adventure, and Purim Seudah.  Many other lectures, picnics, and activities are also planned during the year which help create the “PZ Family.”

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