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

The non-Jewish parent is fully involved with their child during their Bar or Bat Mitzvah.  Strong efforts are made to find English parts for non-Jewish family members to read during the Shabbat service, so that both sides of the family are actively included. 

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 Finestone would love to talk with you about the possibilities.  Call her at 508-358-9623 or email her at rabbi@congregationoratid.org

Social Action

Family Promise - Hosting Homeless Families

Or Atid joins forces with Peace Lutheran to host homeless families for two weeks, twice during the year. Next hosting dates TBA.  

Community Cooks!

Upcoming date: TBA.  Help cook and deliver a meal for Bristol Lodge Women's Shelter, Waltham. Coordinated through Community Cooks. To volunteer, send email here.

Patient Navigator Service

In conjunction with JFS of Metrowest, this free service helps Jewish and other frail older adults living in Metrowest get to and navigate their medical appointments. Email Laura Blumberg with questions and to volunteer. 

Bristol Lodge

Upcoming dates: July 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 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. 

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Adult Education

Our classes are complete! Check back here for a new slate of classes this coming Fall.

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