Lifelong Jewish learning and experience are factors integral to Jewish engagement. Jewish learning and experience includes activities for college-age and post-college young adults, family education, individual learning, and group learning.
|2015||2014||2013||2012||2011||Net change from most recent two years||Percent change from most recent two years|
|Number of synagogues in Pittsburgh||35||35||34||–||–||1||2.9%|
|Number of participants with either a parental or college Pittsburgh address on Birthright Israel||378||386||328||328||247||(8)||(2.1)|
|Number of young adults (18+) from Pittsburgh on a Masa Israel Journey or Onward Israel experience to Israel||43||28||33||39||38||15||53.5%|
|Number of people with event attendance at a Hillel event on campus||1,038||997||1,147||517||41||4.1%|
|Number of households belonging to the Jewish Community Center||6,161||5,923||5,775
|Approximate number of people who have made aliyah (moved to Israel)||25||36||31||–||(11)||(30.6%)|
Since 2010, there has been a steady increase in the number of Birthright Israel participants from Pittsburgh. The number peaked in 2014 at 386.
Organizations that participated in this study include: Adat Shalom, Ahavath Achim Congregation, Beth El Congregation, Beth Hamedrash Hagodol – Beth Jacob, Beth Israel Center, Beth Israel Congregation of Latrobe, Beth Israel Congregation of Washington PA, Bnai Emunoh Chabad, The Beth Samuel Jewish Center, Chabad Jewish Center of Monroeville, Chabad Lubavitch of the South Hills, Chabad of Pittsburgh, Congregation Bet Tikvah, Congregation Beth Shalom, Congregation B’nai Abraham, Congregation Emanu-El Israel, Congregation Kether Torah, Dor Hadash, Gemilas Chesed Synaogue, Lubavitch Center, Makom HaLev, New Light Congregation, Parkway Jewish Center,Pittsburgh Secular Jewish Community, Poale Zedek, Rodef Shalom, Shaare Torah Congregation, Temple Bnai Israel, Temple David, Temple Emauel of the South Hills, Temple Ohav Shalom, Temple Sinai, Tree of Life * Or L’Simcha, Young Israel of Pittsburgh, and Young Peoples Synagogue.