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.


Join us for Yom HaShoah Remember Day with a Special Tribute to the Women's Orchestra of Auschwitz (see below).


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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.

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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.

Mitzvah Day 2016

Volunteer activities for all ages:



Upcoming Events

Or Atid Eliminates Dues in Favor of Pledges!

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


Sisterhood Wrap up Dinner 
Wed., May 18, 6:30pm

Join Sisterhood for wraps, salads and desserts to wrap up this year and plan for next year. All welcome. Please RSVP by 5/16 if possible to Sisterhood.


High School Graduation Celebration
and Ice Cream Party 

Wed., May 18, 7:30pm
Or Atid High School graduates and their families are invited to join the Rabbi for this special gathering! Look for your invitation in the mail. RSVP to Amy Rose.

Great Minds of the Jewish People: 
Sigmund Freud & Albert Einstein

Tues., May 17, 7:30pm
Don't miss the last class in this Adult Ed series. Instructor: Rabbi Finestone.



Last day of Hebrew School celebration

Wed., May 25, 5:30pm
Join our kids for ice cream sundaes, staff recognition and a video.


The Big Schmooze with Larry

Sun., June 5, 9:45am
Join our own Larry Sternberg for lively discussion about important topics of the day.  All welcome

Metrowest Shavuot Celebration
Communal Journey to the Sinai

Sat., June 11, 5pm-1am
Temple Israel, Natick

Join Or Atid and other area temples and Jewish Day Schools for this communal celebration. Children and family activities and more. Go here for details.





Social Action

Volunteers needed for Community Cooks!

Upcoming dates: June 12. 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

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. 

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: June 5


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.

The "Great Jewish Minds" Class

We'll look at the lives and works of the greatest Jewish minds through the centuries. Instructor: Rabbi Finestone. Next class: Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein, Tues., May 17, 7:30pm.

Kevah Group Sessions

A continuing study program for former Me'ah students. Our first topic "The Beginnings of Judaism and Christianity". Instructor: David Bernat, PH.D. Meets on Wednesdays.