Where a 3,000-year-old tradition meets a 5-year-old’s curiosity.

Tree of Life ▪ Or L’Simcha Congregation is a traditional, progressive and egalitarian congregation based in Pittsburgh’s Squirrel Hill neighborhood.

We offer a warm and welcoming environment where even the oldest Jewish traditions become relevant to the way our members live today. From engaging services, social events, family-friendly activities and learning opportunities to support in times of illness or sorrow, we match the old with the new to deliver conservative Jewish tradition that’s accessible, warm and progressive.

If you haven’t visited us yet, we welcome the chance to introduce you to our community!

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Interfaith Initiative

Learn more about Tree of Life * Or L’Simcha Interfaith Initiative
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Upcoming Events

Friday April 22nd – First Seder NO Friday night Shabbat services

Saturday April 23rd – Second Seder,  Saturday morning Shabbat services at 9:45 AM

Friday April 29th – 7th Day of Pesach– Business Office Closed

Saturday April 30th – 8th Day of Pesach

  • Saturday morning Shabbat services at 9:45 AM
  • Shul is Cool at 10:00 AM
  • Yizkor at 11:00 AM

Sunday May 1st –  NO TLC Religious School

Monday May 2nd – Omer Institute– 7:00 PM at TOLOLS

Sunday May 8th – NO TLC Religious School (Mother’s Day)

Monday May 9th – Omer Institute– 7:00 PM at TOLOLS

Monday May 16th – Omer Institute– 7:00 PM at the Kelso Museum

Sunday May 22nd – TLC Final Day

Monday May 23rd – Omer Institute– 7:00 PM at TOLOLS

Tuesday May 24th – TLC 7th Grade Graduation and Congregational Awards Dinner

Please see the attached flier for complete information on the 2016 Omer Institute (click here for flyer)

TLC Religious School Information

Class times:

Sundays 9AM – Noon
Tuesdays 4 PM – 6 PM
Shul’s Cool  10 AM – Noon

We meet every Sunday and Tuesday – unless otherwise noted  on the calendar.

Click Here for New Student Registration for 2015-16

Upcoming Bar/Bat Mitzvahs

Daily Service Times

Morning Minyan
Monday-Friday — 7:30 AM
Sunday — 9:00 AM

Friday Evening — 6:00 PM
Saturday Morning — 9:45 AM