Community Service

Learning Social ActionActivities planned for each grade

In keeping with our philosophy of acts of loving-kindness and repairing the world, the religious school provides community-based service projects for each grade. These have ranged from caring for animals through visits and donations to Buddy Dog, a local animal shelter, to sharing and leading Shabbat services for elderly Jewish residents at an assisted living facility. 

Bar/Bat Mitzvah Community Services

In the spring, our students who are approaching their Bar/Bat Mitzvah serve a meal at Bristol Lodge, a soup kitchen for the homeless in Waltham. In addition, students engage in a community service project of their choice during the year leading up to their Bar/Bat Mitzvah ceremony.

Social Action

Contribute to KAVOD!

Contribute to KAVOD this holiday season and support Holocaust survivors.  KAVOD photographs holocaust survivors around the world and provides them with emergency relief. 

Community Cooks!

Upcoming dates: Feb. 3:  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. Register for Feb. 26 training session here.

Bristol Lodge

Upcoming dates: Feb. 3: 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.

MORE

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. 

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.

"Israel 101+: Exploring the History of Zionism and the Modern State of Israel
Feb. 27, March 6 & 12, 7:30-9:30pm 
Co-led by Gann Academy, learn the dynamics behind the establishment of Israel, and its current political ideologies and future outlook. RSVP to Amy by Feb. 1. Details here.

MORE