At Dor Hadash we sing, pray and study together in an inclusive, egalitarian setting. Our Reconstructionist prayer book, Siddur Kol Haneshama, offers transliteration for those who do not read Hebrew and alternative readings to provide an individualized worship experience along with the communal prayer. Language for God is gender neutral. Our services are led by members in collaboration with our rabbi.
We welcome people of all backgrounds to worship with us. Dor Hadash is committed to the inclusion of people of all abilities and provides accommodations including interactive hybrid services on Zoom, closed captioning, and wheelchair accessible in-person spaces. To inquire about a specific accommodation, please contact Nicole Jenkins at email@example.com.
At Congregation Dor Hadash we observe and celebrate the full range of Jewish life-cycle events. If you are interested in scheduling a baby naming, aufruf, wedding, or funeral, please contact Rabbi Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org. We educate and facilitate B'Mitzvah for those who attend our religious school. Please contact Karen Morris, religious school principal, for inquiries at email@example.com
Supporting and Caring:
Our Hesed committee provides support for those who are ill, bereaved, or in need. We provide meals, rides, shiva minyans, and guidance on death and mourning practices. Please contact Roz Becker and Ellen Olshansky to let us know your needs, or to volunteer, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We have an ongoing list of those who desire prayers for healing for themselves or friends and family. To add someone to the list, contact Rabbi Amy at email@example.com.
Rabbi Amy is available to provide pastoral care, directly and through referrals, to those going through a difficult time. To request a pastoral appointment, contact Rabbi Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org. For life and death emergencies, please text EMERGENCY to 412-212-6639.
Study and Conversion:
Study of Judaism and our sacred texts is an important part of religious life and is offered through the learning and programming committee in collaboration with the ritual committee. Opportunities for study will be advertised for in the congregation’s e-newsletter. The Greater Pittsburgh Jewish Clergy Association runs a year-long introduction to Judaism program. For information on that class, contact Rabbi Mark Goodman at email@example.com. We welcome those curious about Judaism but not yet Jewish to attend Dor Hadash services. If you are interested in pursuing a path of conversion to Judaism, please contact Rabbi Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org.