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Not Your Grandmother’s Kugel

Our Temple First Lady, Carolyn Gibbs, has written a piece about noodle kugel, Jewish mothers-in-law, and really, really big shoes. Enjoy!

Religious School Weather Emergency Text Alerts

Introducing a new service from, which allows us to send immediate text messages to members who need to know when there are weather-related emergencies!

Temple Ohav Shalom welcomes new rabbi, directors in time for High Holidays

Temple Ohav Shalom welcomes new rabbi, directors in time for High Holidays

More news about TOS’ new team! See the latest article about our new Rabbi and staff in the North Hills Journal.

Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle highlights changes at TOS

This week’s Jewish Chronicle included an article about all the latest happenings at TOS. Check it out here.

TOS High Holiday Schedule

Click here for a listing of all TOS events happening during the Days of Awe.

BoardBlog, May 2014

May marked the final Board Meeting for our current president Ken Eisner. Read on to learn more.

Rabbi Katz’ Column

When Allie Shepard, Matt Weis, Brandon Singer and Casey Ferrara stand on the bimah to be confirmed this year they will not only be leading the congregation in the prayer, they will also be presenting an implicit challenge to the congregation. Shavuot is the festival that celebrates the giving of the Ten Commandments. It is [...]

Rabbi Katz’ Column – May 12

Church vs. State Rabbi’s Message for Tuesday, May 13, 2014 Last week, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that it was permissible to offer sectarian prayers before town hall meetings. The “New York Times” reported that ‘Anthony M. Kennedy, writing for the majority, said that a town in upstate New York had not [...]

Are there Jews on Mars?

Are there Jews on Mars?

Well, not yet, but there could be in a decade or so, if Temple Member Todd Hertzberg gets his way.

Rabbi Katz’ Column – April 28

Reflections on Mitzvah Day at TOS It’s been three weeks since Mitzvah Day brought its wonderful, positive energy to the Temple. I am still smiling. There were opportunities everywhere to perform mitzvot. You could, for instance, make a blanket for an animal in need, write a letter to a soldier in Israel or in the [...]