We welcomed Rabbi Toba Spitzer to our congregation in 1997.

Rosh Hashanah - Day 1 (5778)

Thu, Sep 21, 2017, 9:30am to 1:00pm

Please join us for reflection, singing, Torah and more! 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 and family services start at 10:00am; adults and kids come together at 12:45pm for the blowing of the shofar. Childcare available following children’s services.

Adult Service: 9:30am - 1:00pm

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Rosh Hashanah - Day 2 (5778)

Fri, Sep 22, 2017, 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.

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Sukkot Morning Service

Thu, Oct 5, 2017, 9:30am to 11:30am

Sukkot is the “Festival of the Ingathering,” the Biblical harvest holiday where we celebrate the abundance in our lives while remembering the precariousness of our ancestors’ journey through the wilderness. Bring your lulav and etrog as we sing Hallel and celebrate the holiday!

There is no childcare provided but kids are welcome at the service!
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Got Shabbat? (Including Tot Shabbat) - Sukkot Themed

Sat, Oct 7, 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.

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Simchat Torah Celebration

Wed, Oct 11, 2017, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

We close the week of Sukkot festivities with this celebration of the Torah! All ages are welcome as we mark the end of the year cycle of reading Torah and begin anew with Torah Quiz, dancing with the Torah scrolls, and unrolling the scroll to read the very end and the very beginning! Join Rabbi Toba and CDT musicians for this musical, fun evening. More » about Simchat Torah Celebration

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