Religious School (TLC)

Torah Lishmah (studying Torah for Torah’s sake) Community—or TLC—is the nationally recognized, award-winning religious school of Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Congregation that operates under the educational direction of Karen Morris and the rabbinic supervision of Rabbi Chuck Diamond.

We are a Framework for Excellence school as recognized by the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism.

TLC encourages and fosters a lifelong love and respect for Jewish values and study, offering programming for students in kindergarten through grade seven. Children are provided with an enriching and stimulating Jewish education covering subjects that include Hebrew reading (conversational), Torah, tefillah (prayer) and theology, Jewish holidays, Israel, Jewish history and current events and ethics and values.

Our nurturing professional staff of experienced teachers is highly dedicated to teaching students their Jewish heritage and to instilling in them a strong, positive Jewish identity.

We are an inclusive and welcoming learning environment with an innovative curriculum tailored to meet your child’s needs.

Please contact  the synagogue office at 412-521-6788 for more information or registration.

Days and Hours:

  • Mine Mensches (Ages 4-1st Grade) meet on Sundays from 9:00AM-12:00 PM
  • Grades 2-7 meet on Sundays from 9:00 AM-12:00 PM and on Tuesdays  from 4:00-6:00 PM

Teen Education:

  •  Hadracha Teen Leadership Program for 8th-12th Graders.  Meets on Tuesday Nights from 6:15-7:45 PM.
  • Confirmation Class for 10th Graders
  • A host of community service and social action projects to benefit our community.


New Student Registration for 2015-16