Installation Weekend, November 2-4, 2018

Congregation Or Atid is honored to have installed Rabbi Louis Polisson as our new Rabbi during the weekend of November 2-4, 2018.
Following are photos from the Sunday Shaharit Service and Champagne Brunch courtesy of Sandy Gotlib and copies of the speeches given throughout the weekend.

View content from speeches given throughout the Installation weekend:
  • Laura Blumberg, President, Congregation Or Atid, Click here
  • Rabbi Louis Polisson, Rabbi and Gladstein Fellow in Entrepreneurial Rabbinic Leadership, Click here
  • Larry Sternberg, Past President, Congregation Or Atid, Click here
  • Rabbi Gordon Tucker, Author and Rabbi Emeritus of Temple Israel Center of White Plains, NY and Gladstein Fellowship Mentor, Click here for Nov. 3rd speech, Click here for Nov. 4 speech
  • Rabbi Danny Nevins, Dean of the Rabbinical School at the Jewish Theological Seminary, Click here

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Social Action

Community Cooks!

Upcoming dates: March 17:  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: March 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.


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.