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.

News

"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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Community

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.

Jewish Teen Initiative on MLK Day!

Jan. 21, 12-3pm, Temple Beth Am, Framingham
Join Jewish Boston teens grades 6-12 to help prepare dozens of lasagnas and desserts for local homeless shelters. To learn more and register, go here.

Upcoming Events

Plant the seeds to help Or Atid Grow!

On Sunday, January 27, 7pm at Or Atid, come to this community gathering to share your thoughts about the next chapter of Or Atid.  Your input will help us plant the seeds for our future. It's an exciting time for Or Atid.  Be part of the discussion! Go here for details!

Announcements

 

"Who Will Write Our History" film

Sun., Jan. 27, 12:30pm
The Center for the Arts, Natick
See this film about a clandestine group who vowed to defeat Nazi lies and propaganda not with guns or fists but with pen and paper. Tickets $10 each. Hosted by Sisterhood and Adult Social. RSVP by Jan. 20 here

 

 

Or Atid Talks! "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!

Spotlight

ATTN: Parents!
What to Expect When Applying to College

Wed., Jan. 23, 7:30pm at Or Atid
Listen to the experts as they guide you through the college application process. All welcome! Bring your friends. 

 

Author Talk: AFTER EMILY

Sun., Jan. 27, 10am Or Atid
Author Julie Dobrow talks about her new book "After Emily - Two Remarkable Women and the Legacy of America's Greatest Poet" a page turning account of the editor Mabel Loomis Todd and her daughter, Millicent, who gave the world the works of Emily Dickinson. 

 

Softball Shabbat!

Sat. Feb. 2, 9:30am
Show your support for Or Atid's own softball team who will lead the service.

 

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

Contribute to KAVOD!

Contribute to KAVOD this holiday season and support Holocaust survivors.  KAVOD photographs holocaust survivors around the world and provides them with emergency relief. 

Community Cooks!

Upcoming dates: Feb. 3:  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: Feb. 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.

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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.

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