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.
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 include people of different races, places of birth, sexual orientations and gender identities, and people with disabilities; 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. Dor Hadash provides interactive remote access to all services and most events. And our services are held in wheelchair accessible spaces.
Dor Hadash offers a member-led, Reconstructionist alternative.