Interfaith

Be an active member of our community 

Congregation Or Atid opens its arms to interfaith families and encourages full integration into our community. Since our founding in 1991, our diverse membership of over 150 families have shared a commitment to making the synagogue experience accessible to each and every member.

Participate fully in your child's Bar/Bat Mitzvah

We encourage all families to have an active role in their child's Bar or Bat Mitzvah experience.  For families that have parents of different backgrounds, we work together to find meaningful ways so that everyone can participate in this important life cycle celebration.  

A Message from one of our interfaith family members: 

"Or Atid is a loving, fun, welcoming community of caring people, that has exceeded our expectations. It is a place of support and deep friendships, and is a pillar of our family life. My interfaith background is unnoticed, and I feel valued and respected by Rabbi Finestone for who I am, just as she embraces every single congregant. During our daughter's Bat Mitzvah, my wife and I felt like co-equal joy-filled parents. I stood proudly on the bima with her, blessed her, and participated as much as I cared to.  My mother, sisters and cousin read prayers. It was a wonderful day." 

Find out why Or Atid is right for your family

Rabbi Polisson would love to talk with you about the possibilities.  Call him at 508-358-9623 or email [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.

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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. 

 

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