gearJewish Learning & Experience of Children and Teens

Intensive Jewish experiences for children and teens – day school, summer overnight camping, and trips to Israel — have a strong correlation with positive Jewish identity in adult life. Providing large numbers of Jewish children and teens with high-quality Jewish experiences is a powerful way to ensure a highly engaged future Jewish Pittsburgh.

As of 2017, there were an estimated 6,400 Jewish children (0-18) in Pittsburgh, roughly 40% of whom were under the age of 5. There were an additional 2,000 non-Jewish children living in a household with a Jewish adult.

Summary Metrics

 FY2018FY2017FY2016FY2015FY2014FY2013Net ChangePercent Change
Number of children enrolled in a Jewish day school (kindergarten-12th grade)822792796802765786303.8%
Number of children in a Jewish early-childhood program1,0541,0841,0791,022997(30)(2.8%)
Approximate number of Jewish children in a Jewish early-childhood program570640(70)(10.9%)
Number of children enrolled in a part-time Jewish Hebrew or synagogue school8519981.0971,1651,2001,371(155)(15.5%)