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.



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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.


"A Taste of Me'ah" at Or Atid
with Guest Instructor Dr. Jacob Meskin

Tues., April 28, 7:30pm 
This Fall, Congregation Or Atid will offer Me’ah, an award-winning program for adults of all ages and backgrounds, which gives a foundation in Jewish culture and civilization. Spanning two years and including 100 hours of class time, the program is designed to accommodate busy adults. "A Taste of Me'ah" let's you sample a class and see for yourself what a gift Me'ah can be. To learn more, go here.

CJP Presents: Celebrate Israel:Boston

Sun., May 31, 2015, 12-7pm
Prowse Farm, Canton

Come to this community-wide, large scale event uniting the local Jewish and Israeli communities around our love for Israel.

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!

B'nai Noar "Post-Pesach Party" at Or Atid 

April 12, 12:30-3:00pm.
For our Jr. Youth (grades 5th & 6th grades) Lunch included. $25 per person. To register, go here (deadline April 8).

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. 


"Or Atid Talks"
The Challenges of Interfaith Dating

Tues., April 14, 7:30pm
Do you have son or daughter who is dating  or involved with  someone who isn't Jewish? What is the best  way to interact with  this significant other in our child's life?  Join Rabbi Finestone to discuss this most modern of Jewish questions. Call 508-358-9623 for more info and location.

Yom Hashoah Rememberance Day
Terezin - Living Through Learning & Arts 

Thurs., April 16, 7pm
Congregation B'nai Torah, Sudbury
Congregation Or Atid joins Congregations Beth El, and Bnai Torah for a united observance of Yom HaShaoh, Holocaust Remembrance Day.This year, we'll celebrate the human ability to create beauty and meaning in the midst of madness and horror. Go here for details.


JFS Honors Karen and Michael Tichnor!
"Seize the Dream"  Annual Gala
Sun., May 3, 5:30pm, Sheratorn Hotel, Framingham

Please join us as our friends Karen and Michael Tichnor are honored by JFS for their years of outstanding service to the Metrowest community. Go here for details.  

Metrowest Israeli Folk Dancing

Thursday nights at Or Atid! To see a class video go here. Classes start in September. Go here for details.




Social Action

There are many opportunities for our members to be involved in social action!

JF&CS Family Table- Helping Families in Need Celebrate Passover - Please Donate!!!

With your donation, you can help provide kosher food and personal items to those most in need. To donate, just click this link, call 781-647-5327, or mail a check to JF&CS Family Table Passover Appeal, 1430 Main St. Waltham, MA 02451.

Volunteers needed for Community Cooks!

Upcoming dates: April 12, May 3
Calling all chefs, sous-chefs and shoppers! One Sunday a month throughout the year help cook and deliver a meal for Bristol Lodge Women's Shelter, Waltham. Meals prepared during Hebrew School in our own Or Atid kitchen. Coordinated through Community Cooks. To volunteer, send email here.


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. See our schedule for 2014/2015:

The Lands of our Ancestors: A Personal Exploration

We'll explore the history and culture of those countries from which our grandparents, great-grandparents, and great-great grandparents came.

Meets once a month. Next class April 7 (we'll discuss Egypt), 7:30-9:00pm

Services 101 - A Guide for the Perplexed

Why do we do what we do when we do it? In this low key 3-part class and discussion we'll try to answer these questions and more  
Three sessions: Sun., March 8, March 22 and March 29, 9:30-11:00am