College Connection

Keeping our college kids connected

At Congregation Or Atid, our goal is to continue to engage with our Youth once they leave the nest and go off to college. We want our students to know that Or Atid provides a place for them to turn and return to.  

What we do

Or Atid parents of college-age children will gather together at different times during the year to assemble student packages. Parents can also share their children's college-age experiences and concerns so we can support each other!

Packages sent will have a message from the Rabbi and may include synagogue news, novelties, timely articles, jewish humor and special treats with a holiday theme such as during Rosh Hashanah, Chanukkah and Passover.  

A fun, relaxed gathering will be planned during a typical college vacation break (most likely January) for our students to re-connect with their old classmates and Or Atid friends.  

We'll also have a College Connection Directory with our students' contact info so they can keep in touch with each other - and for our community to stay in touch with them.

(For our High School graduates, an Or Atid celebration will be planned for the Spring to show them our appreciation and support for the next phase in their lives).

How to sign up

Submit your student's college address and e-mail by filling out this form We'll re-confirm your child’s address and e-mail annually.  If your student is studying abroad, we'll make sure to keep in touch by email.  

$36 per student helps to defray the cost of materials and shipping and is greatly appreciated. Additional donations are always welcome. Donations should be sent to the synagogue office, checks payable to Congregation Or Atid memo line: College Connection.

Get involved
For questions or more info email Amy Rose at [email protected].

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