Education Director

New Education Director at Or Atid


Orna Sonnenschein has recently joined Congregation Or Atid as our new Education Director. Orna comes to us with over 15 years of administrative and education experience working with several synagogues and Jewish organizations in the Boston area. She served as Director of Education at Temple Israel in Boston, Temple Hillel B’nai Torah in West Roxbury and Temple Beth Am in Framingham. Her experience includes all aspects of synagogue education including family education programming, adult education and Jewish culture and heritage programming. 

Orna's strength is in her commitment to the well-being of children and their parents, her dedication to designing meaningful yet fun experiences in the classroom, and encouraging social and emotional growth while nurturing the development of self and identity. 

She will be partnering with Rabbi Polisson to lead our Jewish Learning Lab and to enhance our youth programming. Watch the calendar for opportunities to meet and welcome Orna to our community! 

You can reach Orna by email at [email protected] or by phone in the Or Atid office at (508) 358-9623.

Social Action

Family Promise Volunteer Orientations
Oct. 17, 7pm, Shir Tikvah, 141 Boston Post Rd, Wayland

If you are concerned about the issue of family homelessness in your community and want to make a difference, considering attending one of these volunteer orientations. 

Community Cooks!

Upcoming dates: Oct. 20 Please volunteer to cook or 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. More info here.

Bristol Lodge

Upcoming dates: Nov 3, Dec. 1 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

Mindfulness Practice: Meditation, Chanting & Text Study
Last session: Oct. 19 (Temple Israel, Natick)

Join the Metrowest Jewish Mindfulness Community for three sessions focusing on meditation, chant, text study and prayer. Details here.

[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.

 

World Tour of Jewish Music

Thursdays 10/17 & 10/24, 8-9:30 pm, Or Atid
Join Rabbi Polisson for a tour of Jewish music throughout the world and history. Email [email protected] to register. 

 

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