Religious School

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The world exists only because of the breath of young students at school. (Shabbat 119b)

The Religious School of Congregation Dorshei Tzedek strives to connect students to the joy of Jewish living and learning through an innovative curriculum that emphasizes creativity and experiential learning. As Reconstructionist educators, we emphasize Jewish peoplehood and community and are committed to making Judaism relevant and meaningful for our students and their parents.

A Not-So-Hidden Gem: CDT’s Religious School

Read a moving account of the CDT Religious School by founding member Cindy Shulak-Rome.

Our School In The News

Read the article “Method is not merely child’s play: students have fun as they learn about God” in The Jewish Advocate

New Schedule and Location for 5775 / 2014-2015

All grades from Pre-K through 7th grade will meet on Sunday mornings from 9:30 am-noon. Grades 3-6 will also meet on Tuesday afternoons from 3:45-5:45.

Sunday classes will meet at the Jewish Community Day School, 57 Stanley Avenue, Watertown.
Tuesday classes will meet at the First Unitarian Society of Newton, 1326 Washington Street, W. Newton. (directions)

5775 School Registration (Fall 2014)

School Registration Packets for the 5775 (2014-15) school year are now available for new and returning students.

“No-membership” trial year option: Families whose children enter Nitzanim, Gan, Kitah Alef, Kitah Bet or Kitah Gimmel (Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade) may participate in our educational program as non-members for one year. After that, they are expected to formally become members of our community.

Our Religious School Program

Our Education Director, Annette Lawson, would be happy to describe our program and answer your questions. You are encouraged to contact her at school [at] or 617-965-5443.

School Closings Due to Weather

In case of inclement weather, check the school phone line 617-965-5443 for a message about school cancellations. For weekday classes, parents will also be notified by email if school is cancelled.