Congregation Poale Zedeck

September 12, 2006
Speaker: Rabbi Yisroel Miller
Note: This meeting held at Poale Zedeck, 6318 Phillips Ave (corner of Shady & Phillips)

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Poale Zedeck is a modern Orthodox synagogue serving Jews of all ages, background and religious orientations. Over 300 families are members of Poale Zedeck. On an ordinary Shabbat there are over 200 adults in the main sanctuary for services. Hospitality is available for Shabbat and holidays. The full-time spiritual leader is Rabbi Yisroel Miller.

Poale Zedeck youth groups include NCSY for teens, Junior NCSY for pre-teens and the PSYC (Pittsburgh Synagogue Youth Club) for younger children. Free childcare is provided for infants and preschoolers every Shabbat morning. There is a Junior Congregation for school-age children. An experienced, professional Youth Director, Elan Sokol, leads all youth activities. Poale Zedeck offers a Special Education Program Sunday School directed by Mr. Harold Goldwasser.

Poale Zedeck offers a full range of adult education courses for men and women on beginning, intermediate and advanced levels. Classes include Bible, Talmud, Practical Observance, Rabbinic Responsa, Jewish mysticism, Hebrew language and contemporary Jewish issues.

The Congregation also has affiliate organizations—an active Sisterhood and Men’s Club. The Sisterhood has a catering service for weddings, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs and other affairs held in the Congregation’s Social Hall. Each affiliated organization sponsors educational activities geared to the needs of their membership. Lectures, picnics, debates, parties, Torah-talks are all part of the bonding process which help create the “Poale Zedeck Family.”

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