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 Chair)

Andrew Neft (Grant/Funding Chair)

Al Rosenthal (Communications & Outreach Chair)

William Spatz  (Chair Emeritus)

Community Council Members At-Large

Mark Ackerman

Larry Block

Mary Cothran

Naomi Herman

Julia Leyzarovich

Uri Marcovitz

Karen Morris

Michael Roteman

Shelly Schapiro

Bob Silverman

Susan Sofayov

Adele Sufrin

Bill Sota