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All-Ages Erev Shabbat Service / Potluck

Fri, Jun 8, 2018, 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

Pride Shabbat & Family Program

Sat, Jun 9, 2018, 9:45am to 12:00pm

As Boston celebrates LGBTQ Pride, we will also celebrate this morning, incorporating readings and teachings related to queer themes in our service, and featuring a family program for kids ages 5 and up with their parents or other adult buddies (10:45am-11:45am). Pride is about coming together to celebrate all different kinds of family structures and all the ways that people express their genders. This family program will focus on exploring what gender means to each of us, and especially to kids! More » about Pride Shabbat & Family Program

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