Philosophy

Congregation Dor Hadash (New Generation) was formed in the early 1960’s as a prayer and study group and has been an affiliate of the Jewish Reconstructionist Movement since 1969.

Volunteerism and active participation are central to the religious, educational, and cultural 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 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.

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 (loving kindness), we express reverence for the sacred in the world.