Upcoming Education Events


  • Turn & Return: Seasons of Teshuvah

    JCDS, 57 Stanley Avenue, Watertown
    Sunday, September 24, 2017 - 10:20am to 11:30am

    With Rabbis Toba Spitzer and Shahar Colt

    All are invited to learn with Rabbi Toba or Rabbi Shahar on this Sunday in between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, as we explore themes of “return” and the work of the Aseret Yamei Teshuvah, the “Ten Days of Turning/Repentance.” How can we make Yom Kippur a meaningful experience? What exactly are we “turning” or “returning” to? Non-members welcome!


  • Mindful Mornings

    60 Highland Street: Library
    Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 8:30am to 9:15am
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 8:30am

    This weekly gathering combines guided and silent meditation to develop our capacity for mindful awareness and to cultivate qualities of patience, gratitude, and compassion.

    All are welcome, whether experienced in meditation or not. The group is facilitated by CDT members with occasional participation by Rabbi Toba. No need to make a weekly commitment; join us when you’re able! (Please arrive no later than 8:30am, in order not to disrupt the session once we’ve started.)

    For more information, please email mindful-mornings [at] dorsheitzedek.org

  • Got Shabbat? (Including Tot Shabbat) - Sukkot Themed

    60 Highland St: Sanctuary, FH, kitchen, library, LR, Rms 109-111, Rm 212
    Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 9:45am to 12:00pm
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Saturday, October 7, 2017 - 9:30am to 1:00pm

    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.


  • Sukkot Festival on the Farm! with Ganei Beantown

    Powisset Farm, 39 Powisset St. Dover, MA
    Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 9:30am to 12:30pm

    Join CDT and Ganei Beantown at Powisset Farm for a Sukkot Harvest Festival! We’ll start all together to frame the day and then have activity stations. Past activity stations have included:

    • building a sukkah
    • a book nook
    • apple-cider press
    • making sauerkraut
    • harvesting herbs for tea
    • Sukkah decoration/craft corner
    • harvesting schach and potatoes
    • Torah learning

     We’ll the end the day with (BYO) picnic lunches!  Please dress in clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.  Please bring a water bottle & picnic lunch.

  • Simchat Torah Celebration

    60 Highland Street West Newton: Sanctuary
    Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 6:45pm to 9:15pm

    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.

  • All-Ages Erev Shabbat Service / Potluck

    60 Highland Street: Kitchen, Fellowship Hall, Sanctuary
    Friday, October 13, 2017 - 6:00pm
    Booking Date/Time: 
    Friday, October 13, 2017 - 5:30pm

    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.