Temple Ohav Shalom is a vibrant and inclusive Reform Jewish community that provides religious, spiritual, educational and social enrichment for the northern suburbs of Pittsburgh. Today you will find Temple Ohav Shalom residing in its own building located in the Allison Park suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. But it did not start that way. Early in 1968 a small group of Jewish families living in Pittsburgh’s North Hills met and agreed to canvas the neighboring communities to determine if there were enough families living in the area to begin a religious organization. Through their efforts, other Jewish families were located and the North Hills Jewish Community Center (NHJCC) was formed. The founders hoped that establishment of the NHJCC would help foster growth of a Jewish community in an area rapidly making the transition from a rural to a suburban locale.