Community Council

South Hills Jewish Pittsburgh’s Community Council is a governing board comprised of community leaders representing all four South Hills synagogues: Ahavath Achim (The Carnegie Shul), Beth El, Chabad of the South Hills, and Temple Emanuel, as well as the South Hills JCC and at-large members of the South Hills Jewish Community.


The Council meets four times a year with committee meetings held on a regular basis. We are always on the lookout for volunteers, program ideas, and other suggestions. Contact our South Hills office at (412) 697-6697 or email.


Executive Council 

Matt Schwartz (Chair)

Jonathan Fischer (Vice-Chair & Strategic Planning Co-Chair)

Andrew Neft (Programming & Grant/Funding Chair)

Bob Silverman (Strategic Planning Committee Co-Chair)

William Spatz  (Chair Emeritus)

Community Council Members At-Large

Mark Ackerman

Larry Block

Jen Cohen

Mary Cothran

Naomi Herman

Robyn Markowitz Lawler

Julia Leyzarovich

Uri Marcovitz

Karen Morris

Greg Pocrass

Al Rosenthal

Michael Roteman

Shelly Schapiro

Larry Schwartz

Susan Sofayov

Bill Sota