Committees and Key Contacts

We want you!

Our success as a synagogue is a congregation-wide effort with the incredible talent and energy so generously offered by our members. We have many opportunities to get involved within our Or Atid community.  Contact any one of our committee chairpeople to share your thoughts and ideas and to join in.

Adult Education 

Amy Silverstein: [email protected]
Neil Meltzer: [email protected]

Annual Fund

Mark Krasnow: [email protected] 

Adult Social 

Meg Umlas: [email protected] 
Barbra Sher: [email protected]


Sam Schwarzwald: [email protected] 

Communications - PR, marketing, website, newsletter

Carol Goldman: [email protected] 

College Connection 

Amy Rose and Beth Winograd: [email protected]


Sandy Gold, Larry Sternberg, Larry Wolpe, Howard Wolke, Debra Yavner

Family Table

Beth Winograd: [email protected] 


Sandy Gotlib: [email protected] 


Steve Gershman: [email protected] 


Joshua Scherz: [email protected] 


Jacquie Cohn & Karen Tichnor: [email protected]


Ross Silverstein and Freya Bernstein: [email protected] 


Arlene Fuchs & Barbra Sher: [email protected] 

Social Action

Maggie Rubin: [email protected] 


Lori Kreidberg: [email protected]

Yad Chesed

Barbra Sher: [email protected] 


Steve Shoyer: [email protected] 

If you have ideas you would like to share with our President, please contact Robin Wolk at [email protected]. 

Social Action

Family Promise Volunteer Orientations
Sept. 19, 7pm, St Zepharin’s Church, 99 Main St., Wayland
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 We will cook in our own homes. Please volunteers 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: Oct 6 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
Sept. 12 (Or Atid), Sept. 19 (Beth El) & 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, 7:30-9 pm, Or Atid
Join Rabbi Polisson for a tour of Jewish music throughout the world and history. Email [email protected] to register.