We welcomed Rabbi Toba Spitzer to our congregation in 1997.

Join us for the High Holydays

Congregation Dorshei Tzedek opens its doors to the wider community for all of our High Holyday services. We are proud to to be able to offer a full and inspiring array of services for our members and the community at large during these days of awe. Our 5777/2016 High Holydays registration packet for non-members is now available. More » about Join us for the High Holydays

Rosh Hashanah - Day 1 (5777)

Mon, Oct 3, 2016, 9:30am to 1:00pm

Please join us for this musical morning service! During the Torah reading, we will celebrate the new life in our community. If a child has come into your family this past year, please join us for a special aliyah!

Children’s services at 10:00am; adults and kids come together at 12:45pm for the blowing of the shofar. Childcare is available following children’s services (11:00am-1:00pm).

Adult Service: 9:30am - 1:00pm

Family and Youth Services 10:00am - 11:00am More » about Rosh Hashanah - Day 1 (5777)

Rosh Hashanah - Day 2 (5777)

Tue, Oct 4, 2016, 10:00am to 12:30pm

It is our custom at Dorshei Tzedek to have a somewhat less traditional service on the second day of Rosh Hashanah, including a Torah discussion in place of the Torah reading and an alternative (and abbreviated) Musaf service. No children’s services but CHILDCARE will be available from 10:00am - 12:30pm.

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Shabbat Shuvah Contemplative Service

Sat, Oct 8, 2016, 9:45am to 12:00pm

On this special Shabbat between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, we will have a contemplative service, featuring singing, meditation and Torah study, at our regular location at 60 Highland Street, West Newton (not at the Gann Academy location). As always during Shabbat morning services, childcare will be available.  A kiddush lunch will follow the service. More » about Shabbat Shuvah Contemplative Service

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