Welcome to Congregation Or Atid

  • Welcome

    Experience the richness and joy of Jewish living and learning with our welcoming community. 

  • Our Rabbi

    Rabbi Polisson is passionate about connecting people to Judaism in a way that is relevant and meaningful to our lives today.


  • Community

    There are countless ways to be part of our welcoming community and to find your special place here.

  • Learning

    We offer the innovative Jewish Learning Lab for our youth and an exciting array of education enrichment programs for adults.

  • Repairing the world

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

  • Teens and Tweens

    We offer programs that give our youth different ways to socialize, travel and explore their values and leadership skills.


"Be Our Guest" for any program or event at Congregation Or Atid. Call 508-358-9623 for more info.


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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.

Innovative and Accessible Dues Program at Or Atid

Ask about our flexible, membership program without fixed dues. Email membership for details!

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Meet Rabbi Louis Polisson

We are excited to introduce Rabbi Polisson as our new Rabbi. Go here to learn more.

Visit "Rabbi Suggests" for recommended articles, music & videos posted by Rabbi Polisson. 

Do a Mitzvah! Sign up to read Torah!

Take part in our Shabbat services and volunteer to read Torah. To read Torah or a Haftorah go here.

Upcoming Events

A Talk with Holocaust Survivor, Rena Ferber Finder, April 24th

Mrs. Finder, born in Krakow, Poland in 1929, was forced into a ghetto with her family when the Germans invaded Poland in 1939. Later she was fortunate to work in a factory owned by Oskar Schindler. Rena will join us at Or Atid to share her story. More details coming.



CPR Training at Or Atid

Sun. Feb. 24, 1:00-5:00pm
Learn how to perform CPR on adults and children. Certification if you pass. $50 per person. RSVP by Feb. 15 here.


 "Miss Conduct" Comes to Or Atid

Sun., March 3, 10am
Robin Abrahams, popular author and weekly Boston Globe Magazine "Miss Conduct" columnist will share tips on etiquette, unravel social conundrums, and more. All welcome!


Get a Taste of Mussar

Sun., March 17, 11am to noon at Or Atid
Mussar is a centuries old Jewish tradition that offers opportunities for personal transformation. $20pp. Register here.




Super Tot Sunday!

Sun., March 10, 10:30am at Or Atid
Bring your tots to Or Atid to laugh, sing and get their wiggles out with Rabbi Polisson. Snacks will be served.


The Kosher Baker Comes to Or Atid

Sun., March 24, 10am to noon
Sisterhood hosts The Kosher Baker, Paula Shoyer, who will talk about her new book and share recipes from The Healthy Jewish Kitchen.


Registration Ongoing!

Pre-K to 7th grade
Hands-on Learning for Kids

Synagogue membership or affiliation not required. Free tuition for new families with students grades K to 3. Go here for more info or call 508-358-9623. See our 2018/19 school calendar. TELEM teens info here.

Social Action

Community Cooks!

Upcoming dates: March 17:  Help cook and deliver a meal for Bristol Lodge Women's Shelter, Waltham. 

Patient Navigator Service

With JFS of Metrowest, this free service helps Jewish and other frail older adults living in Metrowest get to and navigate their medical appointments. Register for Feb. 26 training session here.

Bristol Lodge

Upcoming dates: March 3: 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.


Adult Education

In Judaism, learning is a life-long process, and each stage brings special blessings and insights. Or Atid offers a wide variety of courses for adults where we explore our rich heritage in a literary and historical way. 

Bad-ss Broads of the Bible:
10-session course, starting Oct. 16, 10am-noon
Metrowest Jewish Women's Study Group will explore audacious female characters in the Hebrew Bible.

"Israel 101+: Exploring the History of Zionism and the Modern State of Israel
Feb. 27, March 6 & 12, 7:30-9:30pm 
Co-led by Gann Academy, learn the dynamics behind the establishment of Israel, and its current political ideologies and future outlook. RSVP to Amy by Feb. 1. Details here.