Religious School

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

The Religious School (Hebrew 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.

5777 School Registration (Fall 2016)

Online registration for the 5777 school year is now available!

“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.

Schedule and Locations

Religious School Calendar

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

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

Our Religious School Program

Our Director of Congregational Learning, Rabbi Shahar Colt, would be happy to describe our program and answer your questions. You are encouraged to contact her at dcl [at]

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

School Closings Due to Weather

In case of inclement weather, an email will be sent to parents to notify them about school cancellations. School closure decisions will be made by 7:30am on Sunday mornings and by 1pm on Tuesday afternoons.