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Shabbat Services

Congregation Dorshei Tzedek meets weekly for Shabbat morning services from 9:45am to noon.

Our monthly All-Ages Erev Shabbat Services meet for a community dinner at 6:00pm, followed by services at 6:45pm.


Congregation Dorshei Tzedek meets every Shabbat morning for participatory services that blend traditional davvening (prayer) with lively singing, English readings, and discussions of the weekly Torah portion. We also hold occasional chanting and meditation services. Rabbi Toba Spitzer accompanies much of the service on guitar, and congregation members share in every aspect of leading the services.

We use the Reconstructionist siddur (prayerbook) Kol Haneshama, which features gender-neutral English translations, commentary and interpretations to make the traditional prayers more easily accessible, as well as supplementary readings by a wide variety of rabbis, writers, and others. All prayers recited by the entire congregation are transliterated so that people with little or no Hebrew background can participate fully. 

For families with young and school-age children, we hold monthly Tot Shabbat services and Friday evening All Ages Shabbat (see below). Dates are listed on the calendar

Childcare is provided at all Shabbat morning services by our post-b’nei mitzvah age teens. If your teen is interested in helping out with childcare, please be in touch with us and we will put you in touch with the childcare coordinator (

 We welcome visitors to our services.

Got Shabbat?

Join us for this new program, for all ages and all types of interest, on five different Shabbat mornings (see schedule). “Got Shabbat?” is 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 - from yoga to drumming to art midrash to text study to good old Shabbat morning services - until we gather again to read a little Torah and close the service together. Come find out if you’ve “Got Shabbat”!



Friday Evening  Programs

Family Erev Shabbat Services

Once a month (usually on the first Friday of the month, but check our calendar), we gather for a potluck vegetarian dinner, beginning with candle lighting at 6 pm, followed by a musical, all-ages erev Shabbat service at 6:45 pm

Mon, January 27 2020 1 Shevat 5780