Dorshei Tzedek was founded in 1991 by six households seeking a Jewish congregation committed to Reconstructionist principles and philosophy.

All-Ages Erev Shabbat Service / Potluck

Fri, Dec 9, 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, musical erev Shabbat experience appropriate for adults and kids of all ages (especially kids in pre-school through 4th grade).  We’ll end at 7:30 pm with Oneg Shabbat (dessert).

Please bring a vegetarian/dairy main dish to share - enough for 15-20 people. More » about All-Ages Erev Shabbat Service / Potluck

Chanukah Party

Tue, Dec 27, 2016, 5:00pm to 7:30pm

Come celebrate the Festival of Lights! There will be activities for all ages, adults and kids both together and separate! We will begin together with candle-lighting and Chanukah songs at 5pm (bring your own menorah and 8 candles for lighting!), followed at 5:30pm by workshops and dinner.

This event is at FUSN (the First Unitarian Society of Newton) 1326 Washington Street in West Newton. More » about Chanukah Party

All-Ages Erev Shabbat Service / Potluck

Fri, Jan 6, 2017, 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, musical erev Shabbat experience appropriate for adults and kids of all ages (especially kids in pre-school through 4th grade).  We’ll end at 7:30 pm with Oneg Shabbat (dessert).

Please bring a vegetarian/dairy main dish to share - enough for 15-20 people. More » about All-Ages Erev Shabbat Service / Potluck

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