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School Registration 5783 (Members)

Shalom, we can’t wait to learn with you and your family in the fall! 

We are excited to share our vision for the 5783 school year. At every step we will consult with our reentry protocols committee and base our decisions on CDC and state guidelines as well as the Newton public schools regarding in-person COVID protocols. As new information arises, we will adapt our program as needed. 

Sundays 9:30-12 pm for Kitot Alef-Zayin (Grades 1-7):
We will meet in person at Cabot Elementary on Sundays from 9:30 am-12 pm for Kitah Alef (1st grade)-Kitah Zayin (7th grade). Each week we will begin together as a community and then students will split up by Kitah (grade level) to explore Jewish holidays, Torah, Jewish culture, and Jewish history. There will be opportunities for family and parent learning throughout the year. 

Shorashim (Roots) Program for Children 5 and Under: 

  • Monthly Saturday Shabbat morning family program for Nitzanim (3y/o-Pre-K) and Gan (K) 
    • 9:30-10:30 am: Shabbat family program 
    • 10:30 am-12 pm: Optional adult Shabbat services (childcare provided) 
    • 12-1 pm: Optional community Kiddush lunch 
  • Nitzanim (Pre-K) Sunday School (1 session per month)  
    • 9:30-10:30 am: Sunday morning family program 
    • 10:30 am-12 pm: Optional childcare 
  • Gan (Kindergarten) Sunday School (2-3 sessions per month)  
    • 9:30 am-12 pm 

Weekday Religious School for Kitot Gimel-Vav: 
This year we are excited to continue our small group and one-on-one approach to Hebrew and Tefillah (prayer) learning on Zoom and in person, now with more weekday options for our older students.

Here are the details for Kitot Gimmel-Vav (3rd-6th grade):

Kitah Gimel (3rd grade): Students will meet in small groups at Dorshei Tzedek for a one hour Hebrew class on Tuesdays. Students will be placed in either a 4-5 pm class or 5:15-6:15 pm class. The Gimmel Hebrew curriculum is centered on learning the Hebrew alphabet and decoding. This important year serves as a foundation for all future Hebrew and Tefillah (prayer) learning. The small group creates a dynamic and engaging learning environment for our newest Hebrew learners. 

Kitot Dalet - Vav (4th-6th grade): Students will have one-on-one or small group Tefillah (prayer) tutoring online or in-person at Dorshei Tzedek according to learning needs. In person tutoring will be on Tuesdays, and online tutoring will be offered throughout the week. Tutors will help students learn to lead a prayer service, work on their Hebrew decoding and grammar skills, and explore the meaning of each prayer. 

Rosh Hodesh for Gimel-Vav: This event happens roughly once a month and is from 4-6pm. At Rosh Hodesh students will come together at 2nd Church (CDT Sanctuary) for a Rosh Chodesh (new Hebrew month) celebration from 4-6pm that will include a student-led Maariv (evening service) and electives.

Please fill out our registration form below and see payment options at the end of the form.
There is a multi-sibling discount of $100 per family. 

Congregation Dorshei Tzedek is committed to making Jewish learning accessible to all of our children. If our tuition costs are not feasible for your household, you are encouraged to contact our executive director Melissa Colten at 857.228.0228 or email our treasurer Jennifer Levine-Fried at to discuss alternative financial arrangements.

Later this summer, we will send you updated school information, including safety guidelines and the calendar for the 5783 school year. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Please register by Monday, August 1, 2022 so we can best prepare for our new school year! 

Dorshei Tzedek looks forward to welcoming your children and you back to our school next fall!

     Earnest Arky Solomon (he/they)
     Education Director

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We care about your children's needs and want to work with you to create the best learning environment that we can for your child. Please answer the following questions to help us learn more about your child. 

Emergency Contact

In the event of an emergency, if parents cannot be reached, please notify:

Parental Agreement

I grant permission for my child(ren) to attend Congregation Dorshei Tzedek Religious School and to participate in all activities for the grade in which child is enrolled. I release Congregation Dorshei Tzedek, Inc. and its officers, employees, agents and volunteers from any liability arising out of my child's participation in its Religious School program.

I hereby give permission to the CDT staff to seek emergency medical treatment for my child if they deem it necessary. I agree to the release of any records necessary for insurance purposes. I give permission to the CDT staff to arrange necessary related transportation. In the event that I cannot be reached in an emergency, I hereby give permission to the physician/health care provider selected by the CDT staff to secure and administer treatment, including hospitalization, for my child. I give permission to any health care provider, such as a hospital or physician, to share my child’s medical information with the CDT staff, for treatment purposes.

I understand and acknowledge the following: CDT cannot and does not guarantee a nut-free or otherwise allergen-free environment. CDT does not keep on hand any medications, including over-the counter- medications; if my child needs medication or other treatment, I must provide it, with clear instructions for its use, each day that my child attends school. CDT staff has no medical training and no training in the administration of medication or other treatment.

I understand that if I would like to provide copies of students' insurance information the CDT School will keep this information on file.

I hereby release Congregation Dorshei Tzedek, Inc. and all of its employees, agents, officers and volunteers from any liability whatsoever, including but not limited to liability for personal injury arising out of or connected with my child’s health or medical condition or any acts or omissions by CDT or its employees, agents, officers and volunteers relating to my child’s health or medical condition, including but not limited to any acts or omissions relating to the administration of medication or other treatment.

If I have listed multiple households on this form, I attest that the parent(s) in other households have given consent for their child(ren) to attend CDT Religious School.

By checking the box and signing my name, I declare that I have read and agree to all the terms in the agreement above.

Photo/Video Permission

Dorshei Tzedek is increasingly focused on public relations and outreach as a way to share what we love about CDT with the wider world. This question relates to the public release of photos and videos to local newspapers, brochures, Facebook, the Congregation Dorshei Tzedek website, and other forms of communication.


We encourage all families to utilize our split payments method. The first payment is considered a deposit and is required in order to confirm your registration, but as a CDT member, you have the option of billing to your account. Tuition must be paid in full by the end of the first semester. 
Grade Tuition (Members) Tuition (Non-Members)
Nitzanim (Pre-K) $620 $750
Gan, Alef, Bet (Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2) $800 $950
Gimmel (Grade 3) $1,250 $1,400
Dalet, Hey, Vav (Grades 4, 5, 6) $1,250 Membership Required
Zayin (Grade 7) $810 Membership Required

*Tuition rates have increased modestly this year. Tuition payments cover roughly half of the cost of operating our religious school, and this increase reflects the significant costs we have incurred for teacher salaries, professional training, and operating/technology costs.

Please note that tuition should never be an obstacle to participation in CDT religious school. Congregation Dorshei Tzedek is committed to making Jewish learning accessible to all of our children. If our tuition costs are not feasible for your household, you are encouraged to contact Executive Director Melissa Colten at 857.228.0228 or our treasurer at to discuss alternative financial arrangements.

$100 discount if you have two or more children in our religious school.
Sat, January 28 2023 6 Shevat 5783