“Dorshei Tzedek provides a lot of opportunities to find and connect your passions to a rich Jewish cultural legacy.”


Summer Fun for Young Families

CDT has three great events coming up in August and September for families with young children. Come visit us and meet other young families!
• All-Ages Erev Shabbat - Fri eve, Aug 14
• Party in the Park with CDT - Sun 11am-1pm, Aug 23
• All-Ages Erev Shabbat and Open House - Fri eve, Sept 11
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Selichot 5776: Preparing for the High Holydays

Sat, Sep 5, 2015, 8:00pm to 10:00pm

(Note location: Temple Hillel B’nai Torah, 120 Corey Street, West Roxbury, MA)

We join with Reconstructionist congregations Shir Hadash and Hillel B’nai Torah to enter into the season of teshuvah, turning/returning. The evening will include a study session with Rabbi Toba Spitzer on “Beyond Avinu Malkeinu: New Metaphors for God during the Days of Awe,” and a Selichot service, featuring music of the High Holydays, with Rabbis Barbara Penzner and Rachel Dvash Schoenfeld. More » about Selichot 5776: Preparing for the High Holydays

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

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Guarding the Mishkan: Peril and Possibility

June 2015

Parshat Korach, Numbers 16:1-18:32

As depicted in the book of Numbers, the task of creating holy community is truly daunting. Journeying through the wilderness on their way to the Promised Land, the Israelites stumble from crisis to crisis, none more toxic than the one in this week’s Torah portion. More » about Guarding the Mishkan: Peril and Possibility