Our vision

Or Atid's Brotherhood is an active and diverse group of men who participate in social, educational and religious pursuits that benefit our synagogue, greater community and the ways of peace and righteousness within the traditions of our Jewish faith.  We also plan fun activities that help strengthen the bond within our welcoming and close-knit group. 

Programs that engage and inspire

When planning our yearly calendar, we pursue speakers that engage our members and guests in lively discussion about world events that impact us locally and abroad. Speakers have included Ben Marchette from AIPAC who spoke about Middle East unrest and Jeff Jacoby, celebrated columnist from the Boston Globe, discussed the often too-subtle distinction between anti-Israel and anti-semitic sentiment in popular media.  

We've also sponsored and promoted an American Cross Blood Drive at Or Atid, coordinated fundraisers for organizations such as Camp Ramah New England as well as provided volunteers to help with Or Atid's Mitzvah Day, book swaps for the high holidays and other impromptu facility needs. 

Just for fun...

Our Poker Night is an annual favorite with great food, fun and lots of laughs. 

Brotherhood poker

Join us

Poker Nights, Father-son Paintball, Brotherhood Shabbat. Boys' Night Out! We need your help to plan another great year! Email Mark Thirman with questions at [email protected] and join in.  

Social Action

Community Cooks!

Upcoming date: Jan 12 Please volunteer to cook or deliver a meal for Bristol Lodge Women's Shelter, Waltham.

Bristol Lodge

Upcoming date: Feb 2 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.

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. More info here.

Journey to Safety

Journey to Safety (JTS) is the JF&CS response to domestic abuse. They provide services for Jewish and Russian-speaking survivors. For more info click here.


Adult Education

[email protected] Broads in Midrash

Mondays, starts 9/23, 10am at Or Atid 
10 session class exploring little known women whose stories are embellished in the rabbinic tradition. Details here.

Mussar: A Path to Spiritual Development with Rabbi Carol Glass

Jan. 13, Feb. 3, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, 7-9 p.m. at Or Atid
Mussar is a Jewish spiritual practice that gives concrete instructions on how to live a meaningful and ethical life. Register