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.
Joining Or Atid has never been more affordable
Learn about Or Atid's innovative approach to making synagogue membership more accessible and affordable with our Sustaining Pledge Program. Call 508-358-9623 or email Howard Gold for more info.
Rabbi's Weekly Reflections on the Torah Portion
To read Rabbi Finestone's most recent reflections, go here.
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters
Become a Mentor
Do a Mitzvah and transform the life of a child through friendship and support. Volunteer time only 2-4 hours, 2 times per month. Get more info here.
Kitah Bet Menorah Contest Winners!
Be Our Guest at Or Atid
Join us for a Shabbat service, Adult Ed class or sit in on one of our children's Jewish Learning Lab educational classes. We'd love to meet you and tell you all that Or Atid has to offer. Just email Howard Gold or call 508-358-9623 and let us know you are coming!
Breakthrough in Children's Jewish Education at Or Atid!
This first of its kind collaboration between Or Atid's Jewish Learning Lab and Hebrew College provides our kids with exceptional academic programming, highest quality faculty, creativity and fun. Check out this article to learn more.
Outing at Jack's Abby Brewery
Sun., Jan.29, 4pm
100 Clinton St., Framingham
Adult Social Event. Come tour this 2016 "Best of Boston" Brewery followed by an early dinner. Cost for food only. Must be age 21+. RSVP by Jan. 26 to Meg Umlas.
Sun., Feb. 12, 10am
Why is eating lobster, a cheeseberger or bacon not kosher? Get the facts and learn why keeping Kosher is relevant today!
Yad B'Yad (Hand to Hand)
New Tot Drop-in Playgroup
at Or Atid
Sun., Feb. 5, 9:30-11:00am
Other Dates: March 5, April 9, May 7
Meet other parents. Music, movement and play for tots. Casual, nurturning, learning environment led by Rachael Barabell, liscensed Occupational Therapist and expert in child development and Rabbi Finestone. No fee. All welcome.
Musical Kabbalat Shabbat
Fri., Jan. 27, 6:30pm
Featuring songleader Matt Emmer. Come and enjoy a musical evening of song and prayer. Oneg to follow. All welcome.
The Big Schmooze with Larry
Sun., Jan. 29, 9:45am
Save the date for a fascinating discussion with Larry on a hot topic of the day. Details coming.
Sisterhood Shabbat and
Sat., Feb. 11, 9:30am
Join Sisterhood for a special Shabbat inspired by Tu B'Shevat (New Year of Trees). Delicious Mediterranean inspired Kiddush. All welcome
Family Promise - Hosting Homeless Families
Or Atid joins forces with Peace Lutheran to host homeless families for two weeks, twice during the year. Go here for details.
Patient Navigator Service
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. Email Laura Blumberg with questions and to volunteer.
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. Upcoming dates: Sun., Feb. 5, 4:45pm.
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.
Judaism and Islam
Alternating Tuesday Nights, 7pm
This Me'ah Select Hebrew College program is open to all and will explore the intertwined destinies of Judaism and Islam.
Or Atid Reads: Why be Jewish by Edgar Bronfman
New date to be announced!
Mr. Bronfman makes a compelling case for the meaning and transcendence of a secular Judaism, still steeped in deep moral values, Jewish texts, and a focus on deed over creed.
Women of the Bible
1X per Month, Mondays, 7:30pm
We'll look at heroic women from our past through Jewish texts, viewed by other faiths and also contemporary references.