Adult Education

Passionate community of learners

In Judaism, learning is a life-long process, and each stage of learning brings with it special blessings and insights. At Congregation Or Atid, we offer a wide variety of courses for adults where we explore our rich heritage in a literary and historical way.  Classes are taught by Rabbi Finestone and a number of scholars who share their wisdom with us.  In addition, Or Atid is honored to have sponsored Hebrew College's Me'ah program, an intensive, two-year graduate level study program for adults.

Something for everyone

Whether you are a serious or casual learner, we have classes and programs that will stimulate and challenge your mind and spirit. For our scholars, we offer intensive Torah and Talmud study classes.  We also offer Hebrew for beginners. 

Just for fun......

Spend an afternoon with "Or Atid Reads" discussing politically current books like "Start Up Nation" or NY Times bestselling novels like "City of Thieves". Enjoy movie night featuring films like "The Dybbuk", one of the top 10 Jewish films of all time. We also explore contemporary themes from a biblical and psychological perspective like "Jewish Guilt 101" or "Family Struggles from the Book of Genesis".

To find out more

Contact Rabbi Finestone at 508-358-9623 or [email protected]

Current class offerings:

"In Your Dreams: The Dreams That Changed the Fate of the Jewish People Forever."

Freud taught us that dreams are very powerful. But dreams have done more than changed individual lives. Dreams have literally changed world history. Come and explore how dreams changed our people's history, and created profound and irreversible changes for both the Jewish people and for the entire world.

March 6 - Part 1: The Dreams of Joseph, Pharaoh, and Ezekiel
March 13 - Part 2:  The Dreams of St. Peter and the Emperor Constantine
March 20 - Part 3: The Dream of the Prophet Mohamed

Social Action

Family Promise - Hosting Homeless Families

Or Atid joins forces with Peace Lutheran to host homeless families for two weeks, twice during the year. Next session March 11 to 25. Click "More" for details.

Community Cooks!

Upcoming dates: March 18, April 8 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: March 4 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

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