Welcome to Dor Hadash

Pittsburgh's Reconstructionist Community

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God is the sum of the animating, organizing forces and relationships which are forever making a cosmos out of chaos.

-Mordecai Kaplan

For models of how to enact resilience, we look to the members of Dor Hadash, the vibrant lay-led Reconstructionist congregation in Pittsburgh

-Rabbi Deborah Waxman, Ph.D.

President and CEO of Reconstructing Judaism and Reconstructionist Rabbinical College

and Seth Rosen

Chair of Reconstructing Judaism's Board of Governors

It’s not what is learned by heart that counts, but what the heart learns.

-Mordecai Kaplan

Who We Are
Congregation Dor Hadash is Pittsburgh’s only Reconstructionist Jewish Congregation. We are inclusive, egalitarian, and member-led. We are an active, socially engaged, community-oriented congregation, and we are passionate about repairing the world (tikkun olam). We are proud of our history of advocating for our vision of a shared society in which diversity is celebrated. Through community and social action, we strive to tear down the walls that divide us while seeking to build a more just, thriving, and inclusive world for all of us.

Our congregants are Jews by birth or by choice; they are single or part of family units; they include people of different races, places of birth, sexual orientations, and gender identities; and they live in households that are of the same or different faiths. Volunteerism and active participation are central to the religious, educational, and cultural life of Dor Hadash.  

Our congregants share in the responsibility for ritual programs and in all of the administrative aspects of congregational life.
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Covid Safety

Dor Hadash requires in-person attendees to wear high quality masks (KN95, N95, etc.) and be fully vaccinated. Click here to read more.