Giving at Or Atid

Remember a loved one or honor an occasion

Whether in remembrance of a loved one, acknowledging a Bar or Bat Mitzvah, birthday, anniversary or just to say "thank you" consider Tzedakah. Congregation Or Atid offers a variety of funds to choose from as shown below. 

Making a donation is easy!

Donations online:

Using your credit card, simply click on the "Donate" button next to the fund you wish to contribute.

If your gift is in honor or memory of someone: click on the "Special instructions" (In honor or memory of) link on the confirmation page to enter the additional information.

Donations by mail: 

Fill out and mail the attached donation form with your check.  

Or Atid funds to consider:

Light of the Future Fund PayPal donate button

Donations to this fund help with the day to day operations of the synagogue.

Bookplate PayPal donate button

Dedicate a prayer book to a friend or loved one and a bookplate will be placed inside with your personal inscription. Each time the prayer book is opened, your dedication will be reaffirmed. The cost of each bookplate is $50.00

Rabbi's Discretionary Fund PayPal donate button

Donations to this fund allow the Rabbi to provide special assistance to synagogue members in need, within the greater community or for other purposes deemed important by the Rabbi. 

Dr. A.W. Finestone Memorial Fund PayPal donate button

Donations to this fund allow the synagogue to provide Israel-related programming of interest to the congregation as well as to the wider community.

George Perla Library Fund Pal donate button

Donations to this fund support the purchase of books for our library.

The Ruth Yavner Memorial Adult Education Fund Pal donate button

Donations to this fund are used to support both educational and social programming such as Torah midrash study, cooking programs, author talks and more.

Kiddush Sponsorship PayPal donate button

The feeling of family, words of inspiration, Torah thoughts, and delicious food, all create a stronger community. Sponsoring a Kiddush is a great way to honor a loved one or acknowledge an occasion.

Founders Fund PayPal donate button

Established by our Or Atid founders, donations to this fund support the purchase of ritual-related items.

Security Fund

Donations to this fund support the investment in important safety and security measures at Or Atid. This includes physical building needs such as an access control system, shatter resistant glass, and an upgraded telephone system. In addition, funds will be used to hire a security guard on Shabbat and holidays, during school hours and for special events.


Donation amount (to pick your own amount, click the second button below)

To enter your own donation amount for Or Atid's security, click this button instead of the one above:Pal donate button


For questions just give us a call at 508-358-9623 and we'd be glad to help! 

Please review our refund policy and privacy policy if you have any concerns.

Social Action

Community Cooks!

Upcoming date: Jan 12 Please volunteer to cook or deliver a meal for Bristol Lodge Women's Shelter, Waltham.

Bristol Lodge

Upcoming date: Feb 2 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.

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.

Journey to Safety

Journey to Safety (JTS) is the JF&CS response to domestic abuse. They provide services for Jewish and Russian-speaking survivors. For more info click here.


Adult Education

[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.

Mussar: A Path to Spiritual Development with Rabbi Carol Glass

Jan. 13, Feb. 3, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, 7-9 p.m. at Or Atid
Mussar is a Jewish spiritual practice that gives concrete instructions on how to live a meaningful and ethical life. Register