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

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.


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.