Dor Hadash Social Action Committee

The Dor Hadash Social Action Committee strives to embody the Jewish teaching “tzedek, tzedek tirdoff” צדק צדק תרדוף, which means: “Justice, justice you shall pursue” (Deut. 16:20).

Judaism teaches that there are three major ways to pursue a more just and equitable society, Tzedakah (Charitable Giving), Avodah (Service) and Tikkun Olam (Repair of the World).

The Dor Hadash Social Action Committee is dedicated to addressing all three over the course of each year. Certain projects are ongoing while others evolve in response to current events, partnership opportunities or the passions of our members.

Tzedakah – Charitable Giving
We sponsor various tzedakah collection campaigns in the congregation and beyond.

Dor Hadash families volunteer regularly at the Squirrel Hill Food Pantry.

 – Service & G’milut Hasadim – Acts of Loving Kindness
We volunteer in the community with ongoing service in important communal organizations.

Tikkun Olam – Repair of the World
In light of the tragedy that Dor Hadash experienced on October 27, 2018, our committee will focus on two major issues this year:

We are committed to partnering with Dor Hadash’s religious school students whenever possible.We encourage and welcome others to join our Committee and to support our efforts.Commitments for a given activity are usually on a one time basis, although some SAC projects have a long “shelf life” and dedicated volunteers are essential to the program’s success. Notice of activities and requests for volunteers are sent out during weekly congregational emails, but if you want to be sure of seeing the notice, or would like to be a committee member, or hear about our work, email the social action committee at

Dor Hadash, located in the heart of Squirrel Hill, offers a lay-led, reconstructionist alternative. Join us on any Shabbat!