Bringing Light to the Darkest Month: The Shabbat Challenge

Throughout the month of February, Dor Hadash is encouraging congregants and the community to celebrate Shabbat each week in new and meaningful ways. We are providing congregants opportunities to learn how to celebrate Shabbat by delivering Shabbat kits to those in need, teaching a challah baking class in collaboration with the Dor Hadash Hebrew School, and encouraging members to invite congregants for Shabbat dinner with guided discussion topics available.

The month culminates with an Interfaith Havdalah and dinner with Muslim faith partners February 23 to be held at the JCC.

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We extend our deepest gratitude to the Pittsburgh Community for your overwhelming outpouring of support since the murder of 11 of our fellow Jews on October 27.

You have stood with us. You have sung with us, prayed with us, grieved with us and raised funds for us. Your support has held us up over the past several weeks and affirmed for us the strength of our Jewish and Pittsburgh Communities.

We were attacked because we are Jews. We condemn the white nationalist ideology the perpetrator embraced, a toxic belief system that promotes anti-Semitism and demonizes non-white immigrants, Muslims, the LGBTQIA+ community, and people of color.

We raise our voices to demand an end to hate speech and the othering of any human beings by anyone, including our elected leaders. We raise our voices to demand rational gun laws to help prevent future tragedies.

This tragedy will forever be a part of our story, but it will not define us. We will move forward and rebuild, not only our congregation, but our country.

We hope that you will continue to stand with us in that work. Donate, volunteer with us, or with these organizations, and support these causes.


If you or someone you know needs support in recovering from this tragedy, please see these resources from Jewish Family and Community Services


Dor Hadash Congregation

Congregation Dor Hadash is a member-led congregation in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, an affiliate of the Jewish Reconstructionist Communities.

Congregants share in the responsibility for ritual programs and in all the administrative aspects of congregational life. Active participation is central to the exploration and development of our Jewish identities.

Our congregation is welcoming, egalitarian, and inclusive. Our congregants are Jews by birth or by choice; they are single or part of family units; they include people of different sexual orientations and gender identities; and they live in households that are of the same or different faiths.

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