The Pittsburgh Jewish community has been attacked and while we at Temple David are safe, we are related to and friends with members of Tree of Life Synagogue, Congregation Dor Hadash, and New Light Congregation. 

May all who were injured be fully and quickly healed and may those who perished at the hand of hate be remembered for love and blessing.  We are thankful for the expressions of solidarity and outreach from the members of the Monroeville Interfaith Ministerium and the general community. 

May peace come soon so that our houses of worship can once again be sanctuaries.


Shalom! Welcome to Temple David!

I am Rabbi Barbara Symons and I came to Temple David in 2006. I not only serve as the Rabbi, but the Director of Education and, as importantly, the parent of three children growing up in our religious school and youth groups. When I was growing up in upstate New York, I always felt very comfortable at the Temple, with my friends, my parents’ friends, my teachers and the Rabbi. That feeling shaped my vision of what a synagogue can be. A synagogue is a House of Worship, a House of Learning and a House of Gathering and I believe that those houses should feel like home. Please let us welcome you.

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October 28, 2019

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