What is Reconstructionist Judaism?
Reconstructing Judaism is a politically and religiously progressive Jewish movement that approaches both life and Judaism with a deep consideration of the past and a desire to create and share new ways of being Jewish and practicing our faith in the present. Reconstructionists often say that the past has a vote but not a veto.
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Our History and Philosophy
Congregation Dor Hadash (New Generation) was formed in 1963 as a prayer and study group and has been an affiliate of the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement (now Reconstructing Judaism) since 1969. Volunteerism and active participation are central to the life of our congregation. We are committed to providing our members with the opportunity for spiritual growth, life-long learning, prayer services, holiday celebrations, life cycle rituals, member support and community belonging. Through our services, religious school, and celebrations, we fulfill the commandment to teach our children their Jewish heritage and to engage them in an evolving Jewish civilization. Our services and other activities integrate a deep respect for traditional Judaism, including its music, with the insights and intentionality of contemporary social, intellectual, and spiritual life. Through our religious practices and our dedication to tikkun olam (repairing the world) and gemilut chasadim (lovingkindness), we express reverence for the sacred in our world.