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!
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.
Musical 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.
Volunteers needed for Community Cooks!
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.
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!
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.