“I had no idea that I would find a community that has been the place that has created a space for me to come with all the parts of myself.”


All-Ages Erev Shabbat Service / Potluck

Fri, Mar 3, 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 - The Hidden Story of Purim with Rabbi Toba Spitzer

Sun, Mar 12, 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