Following are answers to some frequently asked questions regarding a visit to Pittsburgh:
Q: Do you have a kosher restaurant?
A: Milky Way at 2120 Murray Ave is a dairy (Chalav Yisroel) restaurant, certified by the Vaad HaKashrus of Pittsburgh. Their phone number is 412-421-3121.
Q: Are there any stores selling kosher food?
A: Murray Avenue Kosher, located at 1916 Murray Ave. is a complete kosher supermarket. They can be reached at 412-421-4450. Giant Eagle Supermarket, located at 1901 Murray Ave has an in-store kosher bakery (pareve) and sells many other kosher foods throughout the store.
Q: Where can I find an Orthodox Minyan?
A: There are many orthodox minyanim in Pittsburgh. Lubavitch Center at 2100 Wightman Street has daily minyanim at the following times: Sunday 8:00 AM Monday & Thursday 6:55 AM, 7:40 AM, 8:15 AM Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday 7:05 AM and 7:40 AM 8:15 AM
For Shabbos Minyonim & complete weekly schedule at Lubavitch Center, click HERE.
Other Orthodox Minyanim can be found at:
Bnei Emunah Chabad 412-521-1477
Congregation Paole Zedeck 412-421-9786
Kollel Jewish Learning Center 412-420-0220
Shaare Torah Congregation 412-421-8855
Young Israel 412-421-0508
Q: What hotels are near the Jewish neighborhood?
A:During the week, there are a number of hotels within 2 miles of the Jewish community in Squirrel Hill. You might consider Hampton Inn-University Center, Quality Inn University Center, Courtyard Pittsburgh Shadyside, Wyndham Pittsburgh Oakland.
Unfortunately, all of those are a good distance from the Shuls.
Alternatively, you may contact Yeshiva Schools/Lubavitch Center 412-422-7300 to arrange for home hospitality.
Q: Does Pittsburgh have an Eruv?
A: Squirrel Hill is surrounded by an Eruv, enabling one to carry items outdoors on Shabbat. Clickhere for more information
Q: Is there a kosher Mikvah?
A: Pittsburgh has a mikvah for women - call 412-422-7110 for appointments.
There is a mikvah for men adjacent to Lubavitch Center - call 412-422-7300 for more information.
We hope you enjoy your stay in Pittsburgh. Please feel free to contact us with any further questions.