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.


"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.

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.

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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.  

Sisterhood Hamentaschen Event 2017

Upcoming Events

Join us for the second night of Passover!

Re-experience the exodus from Egypt with our warm, friendly and lively celebration at Or Atid.  This multi-generational, community-created and member led seder will feature a delicious Kosher-for-Passover meal. Look for an Evite in your inbox!


Yad B'Yad (Hand to Hand)
New Tot Drop-in Playgroup

Sundays at Or Atid, 9:30-11:00am
Upcoming Dates: April 9, May 7
Parents socialize. 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.

Or Atid Annual Members Meeting

Sun., April 30
More details to come about our Members Meeting where we'll recap this past year, and discuss plans for 2017-2018.



2nd Night Passover Seder

Tues., April 11
Or Atid Social Hall

Join our second annual member Passover seder. Re-experience the exodus from Egypt with our warm, friendly and lively celebration. This multi-generational, community-created and led seder will feature a delicious Kosher-for-Passover meal.  Evite coming with details!



















































































































Social Action

Family Promise - Hosting Homeless Families

March 5-19th. Or Atid joins forces with Peace Lutheran to host homeless families for two weeks, twice during the year. Go here for details.  

Community Cooks!

Upcoming dates: Sun., April 30 at 9:30am. 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. Upcoming dates: Sun., April 2, 4:45pm.


Adult Education

We have a wide variety of courses that explore our rich heritage in a literary and historical way.  

NEW! Into the Grey Space: Delving into Contemporary Ethical Questions
Weds., March 8, 15, 22, 29, 7:30-9pm

Join Rabbinic Intern Misha Clebaner as we look at the limits of free speech, the unwavering obligation to honor parents, interfaith marriage, and the difficulty of ethical shopping.

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.