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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!