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Tree of Life Congregation was founded more than 150 years ago in 1864, Or L’Simcha in 2005. In 2010, the two Pittsburgh congregations merged to form Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha.

As a conservative Jewish congregation, Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha remains true to traditional teachings, yet is also progressive and relevant to the way we live today.

From our warm, inviting and intellectually stimulating atmosphere to our fun adult, children and family programs, it’s the perfect environment to grow a strong faith rooted in tradition.


Rabbi Hazzan Jeffrey Myers has been the spiritual leader of Tree of Life*Or L'Simcha since August 2017. Read about Rabbi Hazzan Myers' background, his blog posts, and news articles about him here.


Learn more about our staff!


Meet our Board and Committee Chairs!


Tree of Life*Or L'Simcha has a beautiful building with spaces for worship, meetings, and celebrations. Take a look at some photos of the inside! 

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