“What I have found about Dorshei Tzedek is that I can be my separate, different Jewish self, and still be welcomed and accepted.”


Got Shabbat? (Including Tot Shabbat)

Sat, Mar 25, 2017, 9:45am to 12:00pm

Join us for “Got Shabbat?”, an opportunity for the whole community to come together and have fun, learn together and find new ways to celebrate Shabbat. Beginning together with songs and blessings, adults and kids are then invited to choose from a panoply of activities, until we gather again to read a little Torah and close the service together. Come find out if you’ve “Got Shabbat”! A kiddush lunch will follow. More » about Got Shabbat? (Including Tot Shabbat)

Follow My Footprints: Refugee Crises, Then and Now

Sun, Mar 26, 2017, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Join us for this presentation by photographer and journalist Rachael Cerrotti. She has been tracing her grandmother’s path as a refugee from Prague during World War II to eventually the United States. As she has traveled her grandmother’s path, she has also learned a great deal about refugee crises, then and now.   
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All-Ages Erev Shabbat Service / Potluck

Fri, Apr 7, 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

The Jewish Holidays for Grown-ups - Making Passover Real with Rabbi Toba Spitzer

Sun, Apr 9, 2017, 10:20am to 11:45am

Ever wonder who the Maccabees really were? What the hidden meaning of Purim might be? How to make Passover relevant to our spiritual lives? At these sessions, Rabbi Toba will offer holiday-related text study and discussion to make connections between our lives today and some of our most ancient traditions. For adults and teens.

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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