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Who We Are

Dorshei Tzedek is a dynamic and growing Reconstructionist congregation in West Newton, Massachusetts, with over 245 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 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, race, income level, gender identity or sexual orientation. 

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Covid Response and Resources

As Dorshei Tzedek takes precautions during the Covid-19 pandemic, our programs have either moved to a virtual, socially distanced, or outdoor format. Like the Israelites in the wilderness, challenged by the Power that liberated them from slavery to create a new kind of society, we too are on a journey to foster our community connections, spiritual practice, Jewish learning, and social justice work in new ways. 

As we move into the High Holydays, we are focused on creating an experience that is both meaningful and safe for all members of our community, with the guiding principle of protecting the most vulnerable among us. First and foremost, we are a community and we take care of each other. 

We are conscious of both the desire and spiritual need to reconnect in person, as well as the ways in which the pandemic continues to evolve. In creating the High Holydays guidelines, we have considered many ways in which the risks from delta have changed. Unfortunately,we are now faced with rising case numbers, the increased vulnerability of children who are not eligible for vaccination, and the ability of vaccinated people to carry and transmit delta. While we are not yet able to celebrate exactly as we did in years past, we hope that following these guidelines will allow is to be together safely, as a community.

Please click HERE for High Holydays FAQs, HERE for Covid resources and CDT guidelines, and click here for ways you can help.

Congregation Dorshei Tzedek supports Black Lives

CDT is committed to the movement for Black lives and has joined over 600 Jewish organizations in signing THIS LETTER - saying with one voice that the best way we can fight back is with unity. 

Join us for services! Clicking on the link in the calendar listing of the specific morning to Zoom in

Fri, September 17 2021 11 Tishrei 5782