“One of the things that I love about Congregation Dorshei Tzedek is that when I am feeling clumsy and uncertain, I know that I can look around and catch someone’s eye and see a smile that says, you’re okay. You’re welcome here.”


CDT Religious School Open House

Sun, May 1, 2016, 9:30am to 11:00am

We invite prospective parents to get to know our Sunday morning program. Join us at 9:30 am on Sunday May 1 for z’man rishon, where our religious school community comes together for an assembly that draws on the themes of a shacharit (morning) service. When the students go to class, there will be time to meet with the school director and hear about the outline of the program. More » about CDT Religious School Open House

All-Ages Erev Shabbat Potluck, Service, & Kitah Dalet Siyyum

Fri, May 6, 2016, 6:00pm

6 pm - Candle lighting and dinner;
6:45 pm - Service

Once a month, we gather for a potluck vegetarian dinner followed by a musical, all-ages erev Shabbat service. Join us for this fun erev Shabbat experience appropriate for adults and kids of all ages (especially kids 3-8 years old).  We’ll end at 7:30 pm with Oneg Shabbat (dessert).

Kitah Dalet (4th grade) will also be honored tonight as they celebrate their Siyyum (celebration of learning). More » about All-Ages Erev Shabbat Potluck, Service, & Kitah Dalet Siyyum

Shabbat Unplugged

Fri, May 13, 2016, 6:00pm to Sat, May 14, 2016, 6:00pm

While every Shabbat is an opportunity to “unplug,” Friday 5/13 & Saturday 5/14 is our yearly opportunity as a community to take the invitation that Shabbat offers us: to “be” rather than “do”; to turn our attention from the world of consumption to the realm of reflection; to unplug from those things– our computers or workplaces or cars– that keep us harried or stressed or tied into the busyness of our lives. More » about Shabbat Unplugged

Who We Are

Dorshei Tzedek is a dynamic and growing Reconstructionist congregation in West Newton, Massachusetts, with over 200 member households. We are dedicated to Jewish learning and to ethical Jewish living in the modern world. Our Reconstructionist educational program is committed to making Judaism relevant and meaningful for children as well as adults.

Our Rabbi, Toba Spitzer, has been named one of the “Top 50 Rabbis in America.”  You can read and listen to her talks here.

Our community includes people from a wide variety of Jewish backgrounds, as well as interfaith families and people with little or no previous Jewish learning or experience. We embrace one another’s unique points of view. Our membership includes families, couples, and singles of all ages, Jews by birth and Jews by choice (or still choosing). We value and include everyone regardless of age, marital status, income level, or sexual orientation. More » about Who We Are