Upcoming Schedule of Services and Events



Kol Nidre

Tuesday, September 18, 7:15 pm

Service Leader:  Barbara Baumann

Speaker:  Jon Pushinsky


Yom Kippur

Wednesday, September 19, 9:30 am

Shachrit & Musaf Services

Service Leader:  Dan Leger


Family Service – 10:30 – noon  Led by Hal Grinberg  in the New Light Chapel

Teen Discussion group – 10:30 – 11:30 am  Led by Anna Coufal  in the Dor Hadash Study


Yizkor Service

Service Leaders:  Beth Silver & Anne Marie Mizel


Community Teach-In 3:30 – 5:30 pm  “Connection, Disconnection, and Jewish Identity”  in the Pavilion

Led by Anna Coufal


Mincha/Neila Services, 5:30 pm

Service Leader:  Ray Engel

Speaker:  Sue Friedberg


Break-the-Fast immediately following services


Shabbat Morning Service and Torah Study

September 22, 2018,  10:00 – 12:00 Noon, the Dor Hadash Study
Parsha:  Ha-azinu, Deuteronomy 32:1 -52
Haftarah:   II Samuel 22:1-51
Kiddush luncheon following the service


Erev Sukkot  Service and Potluck Dinner  in the Sukkah

Sunday 23, 2018, 6:00 pm

Social Action

The Social Action Committee is happy to report that we are now only $50 below our goal of $1,000 for the Dor Hadash High Holiday Fund at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.  We would be thrilled if we exceeded our goal.  Thanks to those who have already contributed.

Yom Kippur is a good time to think about those who go hungry or suffer from food insecurity.  Here is the link:


The ACLU and CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) have organized a candidate’s forum on criminal justice reform for candidates in the 38th Senate district, which will take place this Friday evening.  For full information go here:  https://mailchi.mp/246912e982f7/criminal-justice-forum-for-the-pa-senate-candidates-of-district-38?e=a342b5995f

Kerry Ban, chair, Social Action Committee

Program Committee

“Engage in the great collective mitzvah of our time, that of protecting this earth and its resources for generations that will come after us.”

 Rabbi Arthur Green

The program committee of Dor Hadash invites you to a presentation to learn how to take measures to improve the energy efficiency of your home, thus diminishing the carbon footprint and pollution and taking responsibility for tikkun olam.  Take a step toward repairing the world by repairing your home!

Sunday September 30th, 2018

10 am at Tree of Life


Find out about Jewish organizations addressing environmental issues

Learn about the Sound Home Plan, a nationally recognized Home Performance with

Energy Star program

Meet folks from Conservation Consultants, Inc., a Pittsburgh non-profit that works in the area of energy efficiency and home retrofits.  Hear tips and strategies for home

Improvements.   Refreshments in the sukkah will follow.  Invite friends who are concerned about the environment.  Bring a lulav and etrog if you have them.

For more information you may contact Programming Committee co-chair:

Jean Clickner jeanjon@aol.com

Roz Becker rebrosalyn@gmail.com


Donate your DorHadash records to the Rauh Jewish History Program and Archive!

On Sunday, October 14, you will have the opportunity to donate those records.  Bring them to the Tree of Life Pavilion from 9am to noon.  I’ll be there to accept them.  Eric Lidji, the director of the Rauh, will be there from 11-12noon, to answer questions.

Any records related to the management of the congregation are welcome.  This includes old KOLs, minutes of meetings, treasurer reports, correspondence, membership lists, etc.  School records are also welcome, as are identified photographs.

The records will be donated to the Rauh on behalf of Congregation DorHadash.

If you have any questions, please email me at susan.melnick300@gmail.com.

Susan Melnick