Congregation Dorshei Tzedek

60 Highland St.
Newton, MA 02465
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(617) 965-0330
Admin:   Shaena Grossman

About Us:

Dorshei Tzedek is a Reconstructionist Congregation dedicated to creating a caring and inclusive community, and to enhancing Jewish practice and learning in the lives of our members. "Dorshei Tzedek" means "seekers of justice," and as our name implies, we are seekers: of meaningful spirituality, of serious Jewish learning, and of social justice.

Consistent with Reconstructionist philosophy, we are committed to seriously engaging with Jewish tradition, challenging that tradition where need be, and building on the tradition in creative ways. We do this in order to enhance our own lives as contemporary Jews and to perpetuate our bond - and our children's bond - to our heritage. We view education for ourselves and our children as fundamental to Jewish life.

We are a participatory congregation, encouraging all of our members to take an active role in some aspect of our congregational life. Our rabbi is our partner is this endeavor, and is both teacher and participant in our community. We value diversity in our congregation, and welcome all those who share our commitments.

Finally, we affirm the concept of mitzvah as oblication, acting on our Jewish values through deeds of tzedek (social justice) and gemilut chasadim (lovingkindness), both within our congregation and in the larger community.

General Information

Category: Organization : Synagogue \
Religion: Jewish - Reconstructionist
Community: Greater Boston  


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Mindful Mornings
This weekly gathering combines guided and silent meditation to develop our capacity for mindful awareness and to cultivate qualities of patience, gratitude, and compassion. On the first Thursday of....
September 10 2015 - June 02 2016
8:30 am - 9:15 AM
60 Highland St. (in upstairs library)
Newton, MA 02465

Chanting & Meditation Service
At this contemplative Shabbat morning service, we will use both sacred chant and guided and silent meditation to enter into the peace and joy of Shabbat. Torah study begins at 11:15 am, followed by....
December 05 2015
9:45 am - 12:00 pm
60 Highland St.
Newton, MA 02465

All-Ages Erev Shabbat Service & Potluck
We’ll gather for candle lighting & a Chanukah-themed potluck vegetarian dinner at 6 pm, followed by a Shabbat service at 6:45 pm. Join us for this fun, musical erev Shabbat experience appropriate....
December 11 2015
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
60 Highland St.
West Newton, MA 02465

Shabbat Morning Service & Bat Mitzvah
Please join us for musical, participatory, weekly Shabbat Morning Services, beginning at 9:45am. For people of all backgrounds and levels of Jewish experience. Services followed by a kiddush lunch.....
December 12 2015
9:45 am - 12:00 pm
60 Highland St.
West Newton, MA 02465

Chanukah Party
Come celebrate the Festival of Lights! There will be activities for all ages, adults and kids both together and separate! We will begin together with candle-lighting and Chanukah songs at 4:30pm –....
December 13 2015
4:30 pm - 7:30 PM
First Unitarian Society of Newton 1326 Washington Street
West Newton, MA 02465

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