Welcome to Congregation Or Atid

  • Teens and Tweens

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

  • Welcome

    Experience the richness and joy of Jewish living and learning with our welcoming community. Celebrating our 25th year!  

  • Our Rabbi

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


  • Learning

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

  • Community

    There are countless ways to be 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.

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. 


Congratulations to Congregant Mathew Kreidberg

See the new CJP Annual Campaign Video featuring our very own Mathew Kreidberg! We are so proud of Mathew and the work he is doing with the Jewish Teen Initiative.

Volunteers needed for Or Atid Office

We need volunteers for our office on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Go here to volunteer.

Do a Mitzvah! Sign up to read Torah!

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

Upcoming Events

Celebrate Rabbi Polisson's Installation!

Join us for a weekend of events honoring Rabbi Louis Polisson November 2-4, 2018. Go here for more details. If you would like to volunteer to prepare food for the weekend, sign up here.


Finding Time & Energy for You"

With Life Coach Gabriella Feingold
Thurs., Oct. 18, 6:30pm

Join Sisterhood for this engaging workshop. Learn how to take tangible steps to find a more balanced and sustainable approach to your life. RSVP by October 16 to Sisterhood!

ArtsMatter Kabbalat Shabbat

With Guy Mendilow & Rabbi Polisson
Fri., Oct. 26, 7pm at Or Atid

Show your love for the arts during this ArtsMatter Shabbat. Go here for details. All welcome. No fee.

Conversation on Transgender Experience

Sun., Oct. 28, 11am
Rabbi Becky Silverstein will share his journey as a genderqueer trans rabbi. Rabbi Polisson will co-facilitate this discussion on Jewish values and LGBTQ identity and rights. All welcome.

Rolie Polie Guacamole!

Nov. 12, 10:30-11:30am
at Or Atid

For kids ages 0-6 years. PJ Library presents Rolie Polie Guacamole! A fun, family-friendly concert. Cost is $15/family. Details and register here.


Dignity Matters Fall Drive at Or Atid

Support Girls & Women in Need
In October, please donate women's feminine hygiene products, new/gently-used bras and new underwear for women & girls in need. Special bin in our lobby. 

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

Family Promise

Or Atid joins next door neighbor Peace Lutheran Church to host homeless families for two consecutive weeks, twice a year. This Fall, families will be hosted at the Church from Oct. 21 to Nov. 4. There are many opportunities to volunteer. Contact Cindy Fenichel or Barbara Boykin for more info.

Community Cooks!

Upcoming dates: Oct. 28:  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. 

Bristol Lodge

Upcoming dates: Nov.: 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. 

The Supreme Court & Jewish Life in America:
Oct. 15, 22 & 29, 7:30-9:30pm
Led by Yoni Kadden from Gann Academy. We'll explore 3 US Supreme Court cases critical to Jewish practice and American constitutional law.

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.

Why Pray? Finding Meaning in Jewish Prayer:
6-session course starting Nov. 8, 7:30-8:45pm
Led by Rabbi Polisson, come and discover the meaning and power of Jewish prayer!