Welcome to Congregation Or Atid

  • Welcome

    Experience all of the richness and joy of Jewish living and learning within the warmth and intimacy of our small congreagation.

  • Our Rabbi

    Rabbi Sally Finestone lovingly teaches us about our rich Jewish heritage and inspires us with her energy, vision and compassion for those in need.

  • A lifetime of learning

    We offer an exciting array of education and enrichment programs for all our members exploring our history, traditions and relationship to God.

  • Community

    We have countless ways for you to be a part of our welcoming community and to find your special place here.

  • Repairing the world

    Bettering the world around us is at our core and we are committed to helping those in need.


"Be Our Guest" for the many programs and events offered at Or Atid. Just let us know you are coming!

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Welcome to Or Atid

Whether you're single or partnered, gay or straight, Jewishly involved or seeking Jewish connection, from an interfaith or a Jewish home, join our welcoming community. For more info on Or Atid, go here or call 508-358-9623.


Read Our Newsletter "Chai Lights"

Go here to see a full offering of innovative and engaging programs for all our members and the greater Jewish Metrowest community. "Be Our Guest" for any program that interests you.

Rabbi's Weekly Reflections on the Torah Portion

To read Rabbi Finestone's most recent reflections, go here.


Me'ah coming to Or Atid this Fall
Thursday Nights Starting Oct. 22, 7:30pm

Me’ah, an award-winning program designed for busy adults of all ages and backgrounds gives a foundation in Jewish culture and civilization. For more info, email Rabbi Finestone here.

Or Atid's College Connection

Keep your kids connected to Or Atid. We send special packages to our students with goodies and reminders about the holidays. Go here for more info and to sign up today!

Upcoming Events

Or Atid Eliminates Dues in Favor of Pledges!

Go here for details and important information about our new Sustaining Pledge Program - an innovative approach which makes membership more accessible and affordable to Jews in Metrowest. 



Celebrate Shabbat in our Sukkah

Friday, Oct. 2
5:30p: Tot Shabbat Service
6:00p: Pizza in the Hut
7:00p: Musical Kabbalat Shabbat 
**Reservations for pizza required. Please email Linda Rosenburg for details.

Music notesMusical Kabbalat Shabbat!

 Friday, Oct. 2, 7pm
Join us for an outside service with Cantor Jeri Robins and Jonathan Zarkower for a beautiful evening of music as we welcome Shabbat together.


Jewish Yoga Coming to Or Atid

Starts Oct. 18, time TBA
Join certified Yoga teacher Stacie Nardizzi as she integrates the spiritual aspect of Judaism with the physical asana of traditional yoga! 

"Confidence is always in style"
An evening with Doreen Dove

Thurs., Oct. 8, starts 6:30pm 
Sponsored by Or Atid's Sisterhood and Hadassah Northeast, image consultant and author, Doreen Dove will discuss how to choose clothing that properly fits your shape,your budget and your lifestyle. One lucky attendee will win a $300 makeover session! Go here for details. RSVP by Oct. 2nd here or call 781-455-9055.


Social Action


Volunteers needed for Community Cooks!

Upcoming dates: Oct. 4, Nov. 8, Dec. 13. Help cook and deliver a meal for Bristol Lodge Women's Shelter, Waltham. Coordinated through Community Cooks. To volunteer, send email here.

Patient Navigator Service

Training Session, Sun., Oct. 4, 10am, Or Atid
In conjunction with JFS of Metrowest, this free service helps Jewish and other frail older adults living in Metrowest get to and navigate their medical appointments. There are many ways you can help! Join our Or Atid "Community of Navigators". Email Laura Blumberg with questions.

Bristol Lodge

Help set up, clean up and serve a meal to homeless people at this Waltham soup kitchen. Great opportunity for children ages 8 and up and adults. Choose a Sunday, from 4:45 pm to 5:45pm. Upcoming dates: Oct. 4, Nov. 1, Dec. 6.

Other Social Action Projects:

  • High Holiday Food Drive on Kol Nidre, Sept. 22
  • Our next Family Promise hosting dates with Peace Lutheran Church: Oct. 25-Nov. 8!

Adult Education

At Or Atid, you'll find a wide variety of courses for adults where we explore our rich heritage in a literary and historical way. 


A program of Hebrew College and CJP. An intensive Jewish educational experience designed for busy adult learners of all backgrounds. Instructors: Dr. Schoulman and Rabbi Benjamin Samuels. Meets on Thursdays starting October 15.

The Meaning of Becoming a Bar or Bat Mitzvah

For parents of Bar/Bat Mitzvah students. Instructor: Rabbi Finestone. Fall and Spring sessions. Starts September 20.

The "Great Minds" Class

We'll look at the lives and works of the greatest Jewish minds through the centuries. Instructor: Rabbi Finestone. Meets Monday evenings. Starts October 19.

Kevah Group Sessions

A continuing study program for former Me'ah students. The group picks the topic, the day and time of the class, and it's frequency. Instructor: Rabbi Finestone. First meeting date TBA.

Jews and Creative Writing

We'll focus on creating Jewish characters. Instructor: Author Tilia Jacobs, author of two books. Sunday mornings, 10:30am-noon, Feb. 28, March 6, March 13

Midrash in Translation

Instructor: Rabbi Finestone. Sunday mornings starting Jan. 24.